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  Hoi An listed in Top 10 World Famous Canals (05/12/2014 11:01:26)
Hoi An is voted 4th rank in Top 10 world famous canal by toursim page touropia.




Canals come in all sorts and sizes, from waterways that connect oceans to small waterways within cities. These cities are often so deeply identified with Venice that people are tempted to compare it with this famous city. In fact, cities all over the world which are known for their canals and waterways have a tendency to be called “The Venice of” their part of the world. But these cities have a charm and history of their own and are definitely worth a visit. An overview of the most famous canals in the world.


Hoi An ancient town




Hoi An Ancient Town is an exceptionally well-preserved example of a South-East Asian trading port dating from the 15th to the 19th century - with colorful lanterned nights, with cristinely old plain houses and special mysterious cultural elements, and with the etiquette and culturally hospitable and friendly people are warmly welcoming you. This fishing-village-turned-tourist-hotspot is situated on the coast of the South China Sea in Vietnam. It is sometimes called the “Venice of Vietnam” because of the narrow canals that cut through part of the town.


Full moon festival




Hoi An Full Moon Festival is held on every 14th day of the lunar month at the World's heritage ancient town in Central Vietnam. During these nights, Hoi An ancient town switcches off its electric lights and shuts down to motorized vehicles and lanterns go on (that's why it is also called Hoi An Lantern Festival). This is a magical festival and gives you a glimse of what life may have been like when Hoi An was a booming and affluent port 400 years ago.


Japanese Covered Bridge




The Japanese Covered Bridge in Hoi An is one of the famois tourist attractions in Hoi An, Vietnam. The original Vietnamese name of this bridge is "Lai Vien Kieu". The word can be interprered as "Pagoda in Japan".


Phuc Kien Assembly Hall




The Phuc Kien (Fukien) Assembky Hall, located at 46 Tran Phu Street, was said to build in 1759 for the Fujian people - the largest Chinese ethnic group in Hoi An. This is considered a great symbol of Chinese architecture among Vietnamese ancient town and also a heritage of historical significance.


Top 10 of world famous canals are:

1. Canals of Venice -  “The City of Water", famous with Godonlos and Italian architecture

2. Canals of Amsterdam - “The Venice of the North"

3. Canals of Bruges - “The Venice of the North"

5. Panama Canal - The man-made 77 km (48 mile) Panama Canal changed the course of shipping and travel by connecting the Atlantic and Pacific oceans across a narrow strip of land in Panama.

6. Suzhou Canals - Often called “The Venice of China,” Suzhou is located in Eastern China on the lower Yangtze River, renowned for its charming waterways, it’s intricate gardens and historic stone bridges.

7. Nan Madol - the “Venice of the Pacific,” is a collection of small man-made islands situated off the eastern shore of the island of Pohnpei, in Micronesia.

8. Bangkok Klongs - “Klong” is Thai for canal, “The Venice of the East.”

9. Alappuzha - Another “The Venice of the East,” an ancient and beautiful place in India full of canals.

10. Stockholm Canals - Called the “Venice of the North”


(Source: touropia)



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