Vietnam20 Jan 2007 01:53 am

Hoi An. Worth a section of it’s own. A jewel in Vietnam where i could easily see myself settling down. 45mins from a city called Danang which has no experience value other than getting lost on a moped with no fuel,no foreign ATM’s and only 11,000 dong in your pocket.

Now a UNESCO worldheritage site, Hoi An used to be one of the most important SE Asian trading hubs in the 16th century and has the architectural influences from Japan and China to match it.

Add to that the French influence – it is just beautiful.

It is mainly known for all of the tailors (show any suit, shirt, jacket, shoes etc.. from any catalog in the world- and they will make a replica for you).

Driving your moped out of town however and stopping a market off of the highway will show you how tourists never leave the town.

Just buying an orange will have a group of locals following you around fascinated at your hairy arms and skin.

Spent Chinese New Year here and was lucky enough to share this experience with them.

Best moment, zooming through mist at 6.30am glimpsing rice paddies poking through.

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Title: HOi-An
Description: In and around Hoi An

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Title: Chinese-New-Year
Description: Spent in Hoi-An, Vietnam

2 Responses to “Hoi An. Chinese New Year, Hairy Arms and UNESCO heritage”

  1. on 29 Mar 2007 at 6:43 am LyL

    Well, Chris! Those are some beautiful pictures you have taken there. Make me green with envy!

  2. on 11 Apr 2007 at 10:47 am Ben

    Awesome pics. What camera do you use?

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