Vietnam‏ town literally provides tailor-made holidays

16th May 2013

Vietnam's ancient town of Hoi An is fast becoming a firm favourite among tourists on tailor-made holidays … literally.

This World Heritage Site is a must-see for its historical and cultural sites.

But what really makes the trip for many visitors to the town's shoppers' paradise is its tailors.

There are hundreds of them all over the destination who are ready to make any type of bespoke clothes and shoes.

The shoe stores are particularly worth a look for their high quality and comparatively cheap locally made products.

Hoi An used to be an international trading port in central Vietnam's Quang Nam province.

Today, it boasts incredibly well-preserved architectural wonders built between the 15th and 19th centuries.

These include old houses, temples and pagodas, many with Chinese and Japanese influences.

Hoi An is also famed for its hand-crafted lanterns, which appear on its every corner.

The old town is turned into a fairytale setting once a month with the full moon when street lamps and fluorescent lights are switched off.

These are replaced with the warm glow of lanterns made of silk, glass and paper, casting a magical splendour that never fails to impress holidaymakers on group tours.

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