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Vietnam’s UNESCO Town Hoi An to Collect Entry Fees from Visitors

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The historic town of Hoi An, located on Vietnam’s central coast, will soon be implementing entry fees for visitors beginning in mid-May.

According to local news outlet VNexpress, Vietnamese visitors will be charged VND 80,000 (approximately USD 3.41), while foreign visitors will be required to pay VND 120,000 (approximately USD 5.11) to enter the town.

Nguyen Van Son, chairman of the town administration, stated that the fees collected will be used to improve the town’s infrastructure and organize various tourism events throughout the year. At the moment, entry tickets are required for only some historical sites within the town.

Hoi An, recognized as a UNESCO world cultural heritage site, is renowned for its Chinese-influenced houses and temples, as well as French colonial buildings. The town has become increasingly popular among international tourists, with the entry fees expected to help fund further maintenance and preservation of the town’s cultural treasures.

Residents of Laos can easily visit Hoi An now, with Laos Airlines starting direct flights between Vientiane Capital and Da Nang, from where it just takes one hour to reach Hoi An by bus.

Authorities believe that the implementation of entry fees in Hoi An is a crucial step in ensuring the town’s sustainable development while preserving its cultural heritage. Visitors to Hoi An can continue to appreciate the town’s rich history and cultural significance while contributing to its preservation for future generations to come.

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