Vietnam Vlog Bite #7: Hội An Full Moon Lantern Festival

Come with me as I take a quick weekend jaunt to Hội An in search of light!

Yes — light! I organised my visit to Hội An to coincide with the monthly Full Moon Lantern Festival. For centuries the Vietnamese have paid their respects to the ancestors and the God of the land by holding candlelit ceremonies during the full moon.

In the quaint port town of Hội An, with it’s pastiche of wooden Chinese shophouses, Japanese bridges, and colourful French colonial buildings, the monthly merry-making is amplified as all fluorescent lights are turned off — the night lit only by candles and paper lanterns!

And about 45 minutes from Hội An is the Mỹ Sơn Sanctuary — the ruins of a once majestic compound of Hindu Temples constructed between the 4th and 14th century AD by the Kings of Champa. The best time to visit is at sunrise.

Enjoy this 3-part series of my visit to Hội An covering the Lantern Festival, Mỹ Sơn Sanctuary at Sunrise and Hội An Highlights. Let me know which particular moment or video brightened (tee hee) your day! ☺ See all on YouTube.

As always, thank you for watching! ☺


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