Hoi An enters tourist hibernation

By Adrien Jean   October 2, 2021 | 10:00 pm GMT+7
Hoi An has been quiet for months as Covid-19 kept tourists away, a blessing for preserving the old town, but a loss to locals who depend on tourism for a living.
Hoi An enters tourist hibernation

A man stands alone at a seafood restaurant closed due to Covid restrictions at Duy Ha Beach to the south of Hoi An, Sept. 5, 2021.

Hoi An enters tourist hibernation

The ‘Hidden beach’, between An Bang and Cua Dai, is empty at sunrise, Aug. 17, 2021.

Hoi An enters tourist hibernation

A man sits in his souvenir shop at night, April 15, 2021.

Hoi An enters tourist hibernation

An empty tailor shop in the old town, Aug. 28, 2021. Customers at local tailor shops are typically tourists.

Hoi An enters tourist hibernation

A boat driver waits for customers to take a tour on the Thu Bon River, April 15, 2021.

Hoi An enters tourist hibernation

An old woman sells paper lanterns by the Thu Bon River near Lantern Bridge, April 8, 2021.

Hoi An enters tourist hibernation

An empty vending machine in the old town, April 20, 2021.

Hoi An enters tourist hibernation

An abandoned construction project on Cua Dai Beach, July 27, 2021.

Hoi An enters tourist hibernation

A few people drive along a usually crowded street in the old town, Aug. 8, 2021.

Hoi An enters tourist hibernation

Kids play in the old town, Aug. 7, 2021. Without tourists and shops closed, local kids have the roads and sidewalks to themselves.

Hoi An enters tourist hibernation

A dad and his son cycle towards the old town, Aug. 9, 2021.

 
 
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