​Program featuring vintage vehicles, folk instruments marks Hoi An’s anniversary

Program featuring vintage vehicles, folk instruments marks Hoi An’s anniversary
Vintage cars join a parade in Hoi An Ancient Town in the central Vietnamese province of Quang Nam on September 7, 2019. Photo: Thai Ba Dung / Tuoi Tre

A program featuring vintage vehicles and performances of folk instruments has been organized to celebrate the 20th anniversary of Hoi An Ancient Town being recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

The event was part of a series of activities conducted to mark the special occasion.

Hoi An Ancient Town, located in the namesake city in the central Vietnamese province of Quang Nam, was recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1999.

The classic cars travel on Cua Dai Bridge in Hoi An.

The classic cars travel on Cua Dai Bridge in Hoi An.

A total of 140 classic vehicles, including 80 cars and 60 motorbikes, were brought from all over the country to participate in a parade throughout Hoi An Ancient Town on Saturday morning.

The parade is scheduled to take place on September 7, 8, and 9, before the fleet of vintage vehicles heads to My Son Sanctuary in Duy Xuyen District, Quang Nam, about 42 kilometers away.

This year is also the 20th annniversary of My Son becoming a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

A series of vintage motorbikes take part in the parade.

A series of vintage motorbikes take part in the parade.

As part of the event, multiple performances featuring folk instruments, singing, and dancing, which are typical of all 54 Vietnamese ethnic groups, took place on the evening of the same day.

On the occasion, the Hoi An City People’s Committee also received an official award from New York City-based Travel + Leisure Magazine.

Travel + Leisure readers in July named Hoi An the best city in the world.

The vintage cars travel on Nguyen Phuc Chu Street, located in the heart of Hoi An Ancient Town, on the evening of September 7, 2019.

The vintage cars travel on Nguyen Phuc Chu Street, located in the heart of Hoi An Ancient Town, on the evening of September 7, 2019.

A musical performance featuring folk instruments takes place in Hoi An.

A musical performance featuring folk instruments takes place in Hoi An.

A musical performance featuring folk instruments takes place in Hoi An.

A musical performance featuring folk instruments takes place in Hoi An.

A musical performance featuring folk instruments takes place in Hoi An.

A musical performance featuring folk instruments takes place in Hoi An.

A musical performance featuring folk instruments takes place in Hoi An.

A musical performance featuring folk instruments takes place in Hoi An.

A representative of the Hoi An City People’s Committee receives the award from Travel + Leisure Magazine.

A representative (R) of the Hoi An City People’s Committee receives the award from Travel + Leisure Magazine.

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