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An old charming beauty of Hoi An Lantern Festival


People usually wonder when the most beautiful Hoi An is. The answer is on the full moon nights, holidays and Lunar New Year! Let’s follow a Hoi An local buddy tour to explore this beauty! On these days, the town will switch off all the electric light and be fully covered by the lantern light in the Hoi An Lantern Festival. On the streets, the lanterns light up every corner of the town in a charming beauty.

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The ancient town becomes mysterious on Hoi An Lantern Festival – Image: TripGourmets.

A Hoi An local buddy tour shows you the charming beauty of Hoi An Lantern Festival

Hoi An is one of the oldest city in Vietnam with the culture of hundreds of years that you should not miss with a Hoi An local buddy tour. Thus, you can understand deeply the local culture of this thousand years old town. From Danang city, it takes about 30 minutes to drive to Hoi An and enjoy the amazing beauty of an ancient town. The sparkling streets full of lanterns makes those who come to Hoi An fall in love with this town at first sight. Hoi An Lantern Festival is more amazing with the old beauty of a hundred years old city.

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Floating lantern on Thu Bon river inside the ancient town – Image: Peter Hershey.

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Sparkling work on Hoi An Lantern Festival – Image: Kobby Dagan.

Hoi An Lantern Festival usually is from when the night falls until 9pm or 10pm. It lasts about 3 to 4 hours so that tourists can have a lot of time to explore the ancient town on these special nights. On these days, the most beautiful street in Hoi An is not only the one along Thu Bon river and Bridge Pagoda but also all the streets in town. They are lightened by the lanterns light. Even it is not bright enough but the light is enough to create an awesome romantic and charming town.

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The street full of lantern light on Hoi An Lantern Festival – Image: Peter R.

A Hoi An local buddy tour show you the beauty of love and hope

When exploring the old town with a Hoi An local buddy tour, you will feel a Hoi An of roman. Being with the lover, walking through the streets and alley of the ancient town will be the best experience ever. In Vietnam, Hoi An ancient town is one of the ideal places for wedding photography. Therefore, coming here on the lantern festival, do not forget to take beautiful photos to save the dates!

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Hoi An Lantern Festival is a good time for wedding photos – Image: Mona Studio.

On the normal days, there is a meaningful activity in Hoi An that most people come here to do. It would be easier to find and experience with a Hoi An local buddy tour. In the Hoi An Lantern Festival, the floating lantern on Thu Bon river must be one of the most remarkable ones in your memory. In the light of hundreds of lanterns from the town, the river with hundreds more small lanterns that are floating is so wonderful.

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The ancient town on Hoi An Lantern Festival is charming with thousands of lanterns – Image: Metrip.

Each lantern is not only a sparkling beauty of the ancient town but also representative of wishes. Choosing a Hoi An local buddy tour will help you understand more about the meaning of that act. Local people hang lanterns in front of their home with a big hope of luck, happiness and peace for their family and for everyone. Those who float lanterns on Thu Bon river wish for themselves and for their pass-away beloved too. Therefore, each lantern brings meaning itself. And all of them together are representative of people wishes and hopes.

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The reflection of lanterns on Thu Bon river is a unique beauty of Hoi An – Image: Tourcoach.

Explore the unique beauty in Mid Autumn Festival with a Hoi An local buddy tour

Hoi An Lantern Festival in Mid Autumn and Lunar New Year have differences from other lantern festivals of the year. A Hoi An local buddy tour will show you those differences. On Mid Autumn Festival, the most interesting traditional activity that catches the attention of people is lion dances. The easiest way to know where the lion dance is happening is that wherever there is loud drum sounds, the lion dances are there. In the light of hundreds of lanterns, the dances of the lion become more imposing. Local people believe that the lion dances will bring luck and prosperousness to their family. If you notice, there is the Mid Autumn Festival banquet under the lanterns in each of local house. It shows the meaning of family love, reunion, thankfulness and filial piety. On this festival, children usually go around with small lanterns on hands and singing together traditional songs.

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The lion dance on Hoi An Lantern Festival – Image: Hoian Tourism.

Experience the traditional activities with a Hoi An local buddy tour

There are so many traditional activities on the festival that you can join with the support of a Hoi An local buddy tour. Besides the beauty of hundreds of years of old culture, there are so many traditional games. They are held on the streets so that they can get the support of as many people as they can.

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Bai Choi – A traditional entertainment activity in Hoi An – Image: Vietravel.

In an area which is along Thu Bon river, there is one of the most interesting traditional games of local people. It is “Bai Choi” which only has in the centre of Vietnam. People when joining in the game will receive a card and get a chance to win the game. If they are the same, you win. The most special of this game is the songs. During the game, the admin role sings traditional songs and makes it fit with the activities in the game. As a result, people get interested in the game. In the Hoi An Lantern Festival, the traditional rhythm of “Bai Choi” resounds in the light of lanterns creates an amazing atmosphere in town.

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Blind man breaks small pot game in Hoi An ancient town – Image: Hoian tours.

Besides “Bai Choi”, there are so many other traditional games on the streets that it is not difficult to see. You just need to take a walk around the town. However, with a Hoi An local buddy tour, it is much easier. There are tons of these activities for you to try and enjoy time in the Hoi An Lantern Festival. Furthermore, there is a local cuisine area for you to try unique tasty food in town.

Gifts to bring back home from a Hoi An local buddy tour

The charming lanterns are one of the beauties that make people fall in love with Hoi An. Therefore, coming back home from a Hoi An local buddy tour, a top gift you should have must be a handmade lantern. Moreover, lanterns of Hoi An is are also the favourite souvenir of tourists when coming here.

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A lantern is one of the best souvenirs to bring back home from Hoi An ancient town – Image: P. Bc

When you come to Hoi An, it is so wonderful if you have time to visit the lantern traditional village. That is where you can how a lantern is made. Lanterns do not only show the soul of the artist who has made them but also is the soul of a hundred years old culture. It is so meaningful to bring a lantern back home from a Hoi An local buddy tour as a memorable gift for yourself and your friends too.

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The sparkling lantern to bring back home will remind you of a beautiful ancient Hoi An – Image: Yang Miao.

Why do you still hesitate? Let’s pack your luggage and be ready for a Hoi An trip to enjoy the amazing Hoi An Lantern Festival with a Hoi An local buddy tour. Give yourself chance to experience the amazing beauty in every corner of a hundred years old town. Escape from work, deadline and everything else, let’s enjoy the old sparkling and charming beauty!



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