Hoi An

Tan Ky House in Hoi An, Vietnam

Tan Ky House: A Traditional Home in Hoi An, Vietnam

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The Old Town of Hoi An in Central Vietnam is full of beautiful old buildings, dating back to its days as an important trading port. The Chinese and Japanese merchants who settled here combined their influences with the local Vietnamese to create a truly unique mix of culture, and the architecture in Hoi An certainly… Read More

Phuc Kien Assembly Hall in Hoi An, Vietnam

Interior of Phuc Kien Assembly Hall in Hoi An, Vietnam

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Today's travel photo is of the interior of Phuc Kien Assembly Hall in the Old Town of Hoi An, Vietnam. Phuc Kien is a traditional Chinese assembly hall that was established in the late 17th century. It was a place where members of the local Fujian Chinese ethnic group would come for gatherings and meetings… Read More

Green Lanterns in Hoi An, Vietnam

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Today's travel photo is of some green lanterns on a bridge in Hoi An, Vietnam. At night in the Old Town of Hoi An, all of the streets are lit up by beautiful lanterns. I took this photo while crossing the pedestrian bridge across the river, which is also all lit up. This is just… Read More

Waterfront Street at Dusk in Hoi An, Vietnam

Waterfront Street at Dusk in Hoi An, Vietnam

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Today's travel photo is of the street along the waterfront at dusk in Hoi An, Vietnam. Like most of the Old Town in Hoi An, the beautiful old buildings along the waterfront are all lit up by lanterns, and walking along the waterfront just as the sun goes down is always a beautiful sight. As… Read More

Flower Lights on the River in Hoi An, Vietnam

Lights on the River in Hoi An, Vietnam

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Today's travel photo is of some beautiful flower shaped lights on the river in Hoi An, Vietnam. I took this photo just after sunset on my first day in Hoi An while standing on the pedestrian foot bridge. The riverfront area is just beautiful at this time of the day, and having a meal at… Read More

Hoi An Boats and River

Backpacker’s Travel Guide to Hoi An, Vietnam

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Old picturesque buildings, lantern lit streets and romantic meals over looking the water, boat cruises, sandy beaches and scenic countryside. That is Hoi An. It is without a doubt one of the absolute must see destinations in Vietnam. You definitely need a few days to take in everything that Hoi An has to offer, and… Read More

A typical street view in Hoi An, Vietnam

Sightseeing in the Old Town of Hoi Ai in Vietnam

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I instantly fell in love with Hoi An from the very first night that I spent there. The beautiful old buildings, narrow streets, lanterns and picturesque river setting make it an absolute must see when you travel to Vietnam. The UNESCO World Heritage listed old town has a lot to see and do, from temples… Read More

A temple in My Son, Vietnam

The Champa Ruins of My Son in Vietnam

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Many centuries ago, the country of Vietnam was largely divided, and Central Vietnam was ruled by the Champa Kingdom, whose religion was actually Hindu. In a hidden valley surrounded by mountains, they built their most holy site - a large temple complex known as My Son. The architecturally brilliant temples were built to worship their… Read More

Flower lights on the river in Hoi An, Vietnam

Instantly in love with Hoi An, Vietnam

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Cars and motorbikes zoomed by me as I tried to navigate my way through a new town in the late afternoon. I left the street of my guesthouse and wandered along the footpath of a busier street, suddenly surrounded by tailor shops with the odd stall selling random items on the footpath. After hastily crossing… Read More

A typical street view in Hoi An, Vietnam

Typical street view in Hoi An, Vietnam

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I had heard only good things about Hoi An before I travelled to Vietnam, and when I got there I was pleased to find that all of those positive reviews were right. Hoi An's picturesque little old town is just beautifully preserved. The pedestrian and cycling only streets are lovely to walk around during the… Read More

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