The ancient town of Hoi An in Quang Nam province is ranked the fifth cheapest global destination in the Post Office’s annual Long Haul Holiday Report.

The report considered 34 destinations, comparing the average price of 10 travel essentials including food and drinks. It said in Hoi An, the average cost is over 99 USD.

The report does not take into account flight and accommodation costs.

Topping the list is Cape Town (South Africa), with Tokyo (Japan), Bali (Indonesia) and Mombasa (Kenya) rounding off the top five.

Hoi An town, the UNESCO world heritage site in Vietnam, constantly earns plaudits for its unique, well-preserved beauty.

It preserves the ambience of an old trading port and diversity of its range of foreign cultural influences, namely from Japan, China and Europe, reflected in centuries-old houses, pagodas and superb food.-VNA