|The historic 'Japanese Bridge' in the Old Town of Hoi An|
|Traditional lanterns in an Old Town shop|
|Hoi An was once a major trading port|
|An artist does restoration work on a local Buddhist temple|
Rather than the usual destruction of flooding I've seen before, the strong foundations and building materials in this old town are such that the old buildings are able to withstand the annual floods (for the most part.)
|Colorfully painted boats in Hoi An's harbor|
Once a major trading port, over the centuries the town had communities of Chinese, Cham and Japanese. Even the Dutch and Spanish were here. Today, it is distinctly Vietnamese.
|Waitresses chat at the door of a Hoi An restaurant. The town is excellent for seafood.|
|A night time view of Hoi An's waterfront|
This burg has long been known as a 'must see' place for foreign visitors. With excellent restaurants craft markets, and comfortable scenic hotels, its reputation for tourism is well deserved. With romantic views, the Old Town is popular with honeymooners.
|Hoi An has some of the best preserved architecture in all of Vietnam|
|'The Old Man and the Sea' in Vietnam|