HCMC – Hoi An, designated by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site in 1999, fast became one of the most frequented ancient cities in South East Asia. Yet Covid-19 has brought a brutal hold to it. The city also became a hot spot for digital nomads over years, but stricter visa policies implemented in 2021 have pushed some foreigners to seek more clement skies.
Hoi An has been very quiet for months as the health crisis intensified all around Vietnam, a blessing for preserving the old town but a loss to locals who rely on tourism for a living. The following photo collection depicts some scenes of the ancient town during the social distancing time in Hoi An. Enjoy them if you want before the town becomes too touristy again.