Ancient city celebrates the 10th millionth tourists

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Update: May, 12/2017 – 17:00
Kids join a painting in the old quarter of Hội An city. — VNS Photo Công Thành
HỘI AN — The ancient town of Hội An celebrated the arrival of its 10 millionth tourist at the old quarter’s Japanese Bridge today.The city’s culture and sports centre said Hội An hosted 1.6 million tourists last year, a 34.14 per cent increase from 2015.

Earlier this year, the UNESCO-recognised world heritage site was voted among the best 25 destinations in the world by travel website TripAdvisor.

The city started selling package tickets for tourists in 1995, and this year marked the 10 millionth tourist to buy tickets to the old quarters and other destinations in Hội An.

Hội An, 30km south of Đà Nẵng, was chosen for the 2013 Townscape Award by the UN-Habitat Regional Office in Asia.

The ancient city’s Hoài River and its channels featured in the list of the 10 most-famous canals in the world, as announced by the US-based travel website http://www.touropia.com in 2014.

The US magazine Conde Nast also listed Hội An among the top 10 Asian cities in 2012 following the maganize’s Traveler’s Readers Choice Awards.

Covering an area of 60sq.km, the city has developed 22.5sq.km with agriculture and forests and 11sq.km with lakes and channels. — VNS

Visitors pose for photo at the Japanese Bridge in Hội An. — VNS Photo Công Thành
The Hoài River in Hội An is a favourite for tourists exploring the beauty of Hội An town from boat. — VNS Photo Công Thành
Tourists walk in the pedestrian street of Trần Phú in Hội An. — VNS Photo Công Thành
The Japanese Bridge features famous symbol of Hội An city. The ancient town celebrated the arrival of the 10 millionth tourists visiting the old quarter and destinations. — VNS Photo Công Thành

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About Trần Đình Hoành

I am an attorney in the Washington DC area, with a Doctor of Law in the US, attended the master program at the National School of Administration of Việt Nam, and graduated from Sài Gòn University Law School. I aso studied philosophy at the School of Letters in Sài Gòn. I have worked as an anti-trust attorney for Federal Trade Commission and a litigator for a fortune-100 telecom company in Washington DC. I have taught law courses for legal professionals in Việt Nam and still counsel VN government agencies on legal matters. I have founded and managed businesses for me and my family, both law and non-law. I have published many articles on national newspapers and radio stations in Việt Nam. In 1989 I was one of the founding members of US-VN Trade Council, working to re-establish US-VN relationship. Since the early 90's, I have established and managed VNFORUM and VNBIZ forum on VN-related matters; these forums are the subject of a PhD thesis by Dr. Caroline Valverde at UC-Berkeley and her book Transnationalizing Viet Nam. I translate poetry and my translation of "A Request at Đồng Lộc Cemetery" is now engraved on a stone memorial at Đồng Lộc National Shrine in VN. I study and teach the Bible and Buddhism. In 2009 I founded and still manage dotchuoinon.com on positive thinking and two other blogs on Buddhism. In 2015 a group of friends and I founded website CVD - Conversations on Vietnam Development (cvdvn.net). I study the art of leadership with many friends who are religious, business and government leaders from many countries. In October 2011 Phu Nu Publishing House in Hanoi published my book "Positive Thinking to Change Your Life", in Vietnamese (TƯ DUY TÍCH CỰC Thay Đổi Cuộc Sống). In December 2013 Phu Nu Publishing House published my book "10 Core Values for Success". I practice Jiu Jitsu and Tai Chi for health, and play guitar as a hobby, usually accompanying my wife Trần Lê Túy Phượng, aka singer Linh Phượng.

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