Hoi An was a major port until the harbor silted up and commerce moved to Da Nang That kept it unstuck in time, and out of recent history - perfect for a tourist town.
* = Duyen's photo
Not Hoi An, but on the road from Hue to Da Nang, the first leg of our trip to Hoi An. This site consists of two towers, not in the best of condition. This tower has bats inside.
Artifacts are still being discovered on the grounds. The bad guy of the story is a Finnish tourist, who wanted to bribe the locals and take artifacts away.
|The second tower
A bit fuzzy, but still structurally sound. Both towers are over a thousand years old.
I got out of the van to snap something else. They took a look at me, and pointed out the kid in the red shirt, who's part American.
Americans are known (in Vietnam) for the thumbs-up sign. "Number One!"
|Street in Hoi An
Lots of artisan shops and restaurants
|Japanese covered bridge
Hoi An had Chinese and Japanese communities in the days when it was called Fei Fo
At a silk clothing factory. The tour is a come-on, and I was eventually roped into buying 3 shirts. I was more careful at the chair maker next door.
On the road out of Hoi An. This is how they had to get home that afternoon. Everyone was remarkably adaptable, and didn't miss a beat.
|Another flooded family
Sailing around in the garden.