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When I reached Hoi An near the coast of the South China Sea in the South Central Coast , I discovered the most delightful Vietnamese town of my whole trip.

In 1999, the old town was declared a World Heritage site by UNESCO (the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) as a well-preserved example of a Southeast Asian trading port of the 15th to 19th centuries, whose buildings display a unique blend of local and foreign influences. (Wikipedia)

The traffic is not hectic as in other towns in Vietnam so its easy to walk across streets. Since the early 1990s it is quite a touristy town and there are many attractive shops,cafs and hotels. As usual, the best food is to be found in places patronised by the Vietnamese. You can eat some delicious fish (Hoi An is quite renown for its cuisine).

There is plenty to see in Hoi An. Just walking around town, visiting old houses, temples, galleries etc and the market can be quite fascinating. It is best avoiding the crowds in the summer.
You can hire a boat for a trip on the river Thu Bon to the surrounding villages. It is a great experience and costs next to nothing. There are also some beautiful beaches a few kilometres away as well as some beautiful ruins in the jungle (My Son).

Here are some photos of Hoi An from across the river. Thank you for your comments on my recent uploads. Hoping you enjoy this new series.
(f16 1/40th zoom at 29mm natural late afternoon light slight crop + a touch of Photofiltre)
Have a pleasant evening,


Tags: General Digitally manipulated Vietnam Hoi an Landscape and travel Quang nam province Thu bon river

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dianah 13 24.5k 4 United Kingdom
7 Apr 2008 6:25PM
Another great set of photos Jean,. I was surprised at how westernised the houses looked, especially in version 3..maybe not so much close too though!

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AlanBW 13 20 England
7 Apr 2008 6:28PM
Enjoying your Vietnam travelogue, V4 is my favourite because of the human interest
Bodiewil 12 46 Wales
7 Apr 2008 6:30PM
Wonderful series again Jean-Noel, love the gangplank in No3

kanu 11 India
7 Apr 2008 6:41PM
A good set of images, well captured.
lonely_oryx 12 61 55 England
7 Apr 2008 6:41PM
Another interesting set
GalleryGirl 12 4 2 United Kingdom
7 Apr 2008 7:04PM
Lovely - nice tranquil scenes.
Marilyn x
rmr 12 1 Wales
7 Apr 2008 7:24PM
super collection of images ,especially like v2
Richsr 12 91 223 England
7 Apr 2008 7:28PM
Nice set of image - well captured.
Regards Richard.
User_Removed 11 78 1 United Kingdom
7 Apr 2008 8:30PM
Great reflections in them
GrahamBaines 12 39 United Kingdom
7 Apr 2008 8:33PM
This is a really good series Jean, love these, can't choose between versions, they're all good.

glyndwr 12 66 10 Wales
7 Apr 2008 8:49PM
V1 for me, a touch of blue in low colour image, very nice.

jaktis 15 84 Sweden
7 Apr 2008 8:50PM
Another great serie

luxaeternam 12 21 1
7 Apr 2008 8:53PM
Number two is my favourite of the lot.
Smile Lucy
bayleaf 12 8 United Kingdom
7 Apr 2008 8:55PM
super scenes

Cormy 12 3 England
7 Apr 2008 8:57PM
Super set JNC.
microchip 12 1 United Kingdom
7 Apr 2008 9:06PM
A super set of captures all of great interest.
piccy 13 8 Wales
7 Apr 2008 9:39PM
That's quite a street. Lovely set.
nickyv32 12 135 England
7 Apr 2008 10:23PM
Another great set, great photos.

phil_j 13 134 4 England
8 Apr 2008 12:02AM
Really enjoying the series of shots that you have posted recently.


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