Hoi An, Vietnam

View from my River Beach Resort Room
View from my River Beach Resort Room

Working in early hazey morning

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View from River Beach Resort
View from River Beach Resort

Misty morning

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Hoi An Old City
Hoi An Old City

Two Carvings

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View from River Beach Resort
View from River Beach Resort

Slow morning burn on the Red River

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Hoi An Old City
Hoi An Old City

Shutters on window

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Old City
Old City

Sculpture in front of art gallery

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Hoi An Old City
Hoi An Old City

Shop Owner

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Hoi An Old City
Hoi An Old City

Scarf Shop Owner

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Hoi An Old City
Hoi An Old City

Fans for sale

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Alley near River Beach Resort
Alley near River Beach Resort

Home entrance through the alley

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Temple near River Beach Resort
Temple near River Beach Resort

Huge antique bed

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Hoi An Old City
Hoi An Old City

Old Quarter Alley

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Hoi An Old City
Hoi An Old City

Lanterns for sale

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Hoi An Old City
Hoi An Old City

Parked bike at shop

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at Temple near River Beach Resort
at Temple near River Beach Resort

Outside hall

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Near Hoi An River Beach Resort
Near Hoi An River Beach Resort

Restaurant

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Hoi An Old City
Hoi An Old City

Dress Shop Owner

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Red River in Hoi An
Red River in Hoi An

Cool of the morning

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Hoi An Old City
Hoi An Old City

Cooking for tourists in the Old Quarter

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Hoi An Old City
Hoi An Old City

Carvings

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Hoi An Old City
Hoi An Old City

Abandoned building

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Temple near River Beach Resort
Temple near River Beach Resort

Carriage

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Hoi An River Beach Resort
Hoi An River Beach Resort

Boat on Red River

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Canary yellow houses draped in bougainvillea, rickety wooden shops aglow with red silk lanterns, rippling green fields of rice, baskets laden with silver fish: Hoi An is redolent of a bygone era, or the 17th and 18th centuries, to be exact. The town features a mix of Vietnamese, Chinese, Japanese and European architecture, and its continued cultural pulse.  Hoi An was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1999 and tourists come here in droves.

I visited for two full weeks, staying at the River Beach Resort, right on the Red River.  It was a little piece of heaven for me because of the view, the calm breeze, the quietly puttering fishing boats passing by, Larue beer, and variety of delicious foods.  Add to all of that, I met extremely interesting people from Australia, the UK, Holland, and the USA.  

I will return!