Hoi An provides free tickets for all on Friday hinh anh 1A street in Hoi An (Source: zing.vn)

Quang Nam (VNA) – The ​heritage city of Hoi An in central Quang Nam province will provide free ticket for tourists visiting the ancient town on December 4 on the occasion of the Heritage Day and the 16th anniversary of Hoi An's recognition as a world heritage city by UNESCO.

The city said many cultural performances, outdoor exhibitions and photo displays would be held on the day to attract tourists visiting the city.

Hoi An provided 39 free entrance cards for people last year. Thirteen of them were foreign residents living in the city.

The city plans to give free entrance cards to 100 foreign residents in Quang Nam and Hoi An this year.

According to the latest report, Hoi An hosted more than 1.7 million tourists, of which 740,000 were foreigners, over the past nine months.

The report also found that 439,000 tourists stayed in the town, and 167,000 tourists visited Cham Island.

In 2014, a survey showed that 11.2 percent of total international tourists returned to the city on their second visit.-VNA