Hoi An city listed in Top 10 World Famous Canals

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.

Hội An city is ranked fourth of top 10 world famous canals after Venice, Amterdam and Bruges. An overview of Hoi An on Touropia: “This fishing-village-turned-tourist-hotspot is situated on the coast of the South China Sea in Vietnam. Hoi An has been an international port from the 16th century although the serious shipping business has long since moved to the city of Da Nang. The heart of the city is still the Old Town, full of winding lanes and Chinese-styled shophouses. It is sometimes called the “Venice of Vietnam” because of the narrow canals that cut through part of the town.”

The list of top 10 World Famous Canals:

  1. Canals of Venice
  2. Canals of Amsterdam
  3. Canals of Bruges
  4. Hội An
  5. Panama
  6. Syzhou Canals
  7. Nan Madol
  8. Bangkok Klongs
  9. Alappuzha
  10. Stockholm Canals

Original: http://www.touropia.com/world-famous-canals/

The Center for Culture and Sports of Hội An city