Hoi An Installs Free Drinking Water Taps

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Hoi An Installs Free Drinking Water Taps

The historical city of Hoi An has recently had free drinking water taps installed in four locations. The installation of free taps for refilling water bottles goes in line with ASEAN's policy to combat plastic waste.

The most useful for visiting tourists free refill drinking water tap is located at the ticket counter of the Old Quarter. Three other taps can be found at 8 Hoàng Diệu; 78 Lê Lợi, 155B Trần Phú and 62 Bạch Đằng streets.

Hoi An is the UNESCO-recognised world heritage site. Last year the city was visited by over 2.3 million tourists with about 2 million being overseas visitors. Daily they generate excessive plastic waste. In a bid to reduce the circulation of plastic bottles, the city installs free refills and encourages tourists to cut the usage of sungle-use plastic bags, plastic straws and plastic cups. 

Located on the central coast, this UNESCO World Heritage city can be recognised for its lantern-lit streets, delicious coffee, and tailoring shops, but its culture is far more deep-rooted than that. Hoi An’s history and heritage dates back to the Cham people who lived more than 2000 years ago and you can visit their ancient ruined city, My Son, just an hour away, nicknamed the Angkor Wat of Vietnam.

Hoi An can be reached by bus from Hue or Da Nang. The nearest airport as well as a railway station is in Da Nang.

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