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Hoi An Lantern Festival

Hoi An Lantern Festival

At full moon each month, the traditional streets of Hoi An's Old Town are illuminated with a myriad of coloured lights for the Hoi An Lantern Festival

Hoi An Old Town is, at any time of year, one of the most atmospheric places in Vietnam through which to stroll, stopping in at the innumerable excellent restaurants and cosy cafes that line the streets. An extra special twist is delivered to the experience each month at full moon, when the town is lit up by countless coloured silk lanterns and the town throngs with revellers.

When to go:

2016 festival dates

14th November
12th December

2017 festival dates

11th January
10th February
11th March
10th April
9th May
8th June
7th July
5th August
4th September
3rd October
2nd November
1st December



Hoi An Lantern Festival

located in Hoi An

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