The Hong Kong-based SCMP recently suggested 9 of the best global destinations suitable for savoring the last of the summer vibes. These places must meet certain criteria: allowing tourists to shop, sightsee, and sunbathe, while also offering museums and galleries, as well as golden sands and blue seas for surfing. The cities must also provide luxurious restaurants, lively bars, and the opportunity for exciting experiences like boating and surfing.

Hoi An, a central city bordering the East Sea, is the only representative from Vietnam on the list that best meets the above requirements. “If you want to combine shopping, sightseeing, and sunbathing, think of Hoi An, Vietnam, and An Bang Beach,” writes the SCMP.

Hoi An old town

Hoi An is a must-visit while in Vietnam

Hoi An, nestled in Quang Nam province and home to 120,000 residents, is celebrated by travel connoisseurs for its scenic charm. The city captivates global travelers with its French colonial edifices, ornate temples, and the iconic Japanese Covered Bridge.

Once one of the busiest trading ports in Southeast Asia, Hoi An today is a bustling tourist destination where visitors come to sightsee and have clothes tailor-made. At night, the ancient town is illuminated by colorful lanterns, “giving visitors the feeling of stepping into a fairy tale.”

An Bang beach

The pristine of An Bang beach

Instead of choosing hotels in the city center, many visitors opt for coastal resorts. The white sands and clear blue waters of An Bang Beach have helped it secure a spot on CNN’s list of the 100 most beautiful beaches in the world.

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