Hoi An’s Floating Lanterns Shine As One Of CNN’s Top Global Travel Photos

Hoi An’s Floating Lanterns Shine As One Of CNN's Top Global Travel Photos

Colorful Hoi An’s floating lanterns on a river in the town was list as one of top travel photos from the first six months of 2017, released by CNN Travel.

57 vacation shots from around the world was selected by the American news website, and Vietnamese ancient town claimed 10th position.

John S Lander is the photographer own The Hoi An shot which captures tourists in boats cruising among the lanterns along the Hoai River, set to a backdrop of ancient houses.

Hoi An’s famous attraction for tourists to its picturesque wooden houses, pagodas, street-side eateries and hundreds of tailor shops used to be a bustling trade port between the 15th and 19th centuries

“Hoi An boasts an eclectic mix of historical eastern and western buildings,” CNN said.

The town was selected by TripAdvisor travelers in March, and recently by New York-based Travel + Leisure’s readers, as one of the best destinations in the world.

The biggest highlight of the coastal town is the lantern festival held on the 14th day of each lunar month or full moon day, when “the town trades its electric lights for traditional colored lanterns”, according to TripAdvisor,

Among the other travel moments published by CNN on Saturday were an aerial shot of umbrellas at a beach in Busan, fireworks exploding over a basin in Venice, skyscrapers in New York and a temple in Greece.