Hoi An, also known as Faifo, sits on the coast of the South China Sea in Vietnam. Designated a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, its Ancient Town (from the French Vieille Ville) section is an incredibly well preserved example of a Southeast Asian trading port, transporting visitors to another time. The city's riverfront and marketplaces bustle with activity, but its tropical beaches are calm.
Each month, the town trades its electric lights for traditional lanterns, lighting up the city in a colorful glow. Hoi An also has plenty of pedestrian streets, where residents and visitors can wander around the busy and brightly colored markets.