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Photo album from the Old Town of Hoi An

A lot has happened in Vietnam in the last hundred years. Independence from the French colonial era, the Vietnam War and the Japanese occupation. Many old buildings and temples have been destroyed through the tough years, but Hoi An's old town has been left surprisingly untouched. Today, Hoi An's Old Quarter is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and Vietnam's most popular tourist destination.

Hoi An is not only famous for its well-preserved old houses, but also for the abundance of lanterns. All over the pedestrian streets of Hoi An's old town hang lanterns in all the colors of the rainbow. When the sun goes down and the lights are turned on, the city lights up in the warm light that the lights spread. We loved walking up and down the streets late in the evening, when most of the day-trippers have left the city and the hum of the streets has died down. When the only sounds were almost only the lights swaying in the wind and the screeching of badly greased bicycle wheels.

I think I'll leave the story of Hoi An's old town there and let the pictures speak for themselves in a picture gallery blown up to the width of Temple, the river, people, details and the city.

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Temple

Hoi An TempleHoi An - Old Town - Vietnam
Hoi An Temple
Hoi An - Old Town - Vietnam
Hoi An - Old Town - Vietnam

The river

Hoi An - Old Town - Vietnam
Hoi An - Old Town - Vietnam
Hoi An - Old Town - Vietnam
Hoi An - Old Town - Vietnam
Hoi An - Old Town - Vietnam

people

Hoi An - Old Town - Vietnam
Hoi An - Old Town - Vietnam
Hoi An - Old Town - Vietnam
Hoi An - Old Town - Vietnam
Hoi An - Old Town - Vietnam
Hoi An - Old Town - Vietnam
Hoi An - Old Town - Vietnam
Hoi An - Old Town - Vietnam
Hoi An - Old Town - Vietnam

The details

Hoi An - Old Town - Vietnam
Hoi An - Old Town - Vietnam
Hoi An - Old Town - Vietnam
Hoi An - Old Town - Vietnam
Hoi An - Old Town - Vietnam
Hoi An - Old Town - Vietnam
Hoi An - Old Town - Vietnam

stadium

Hoi An - Old Town - Vietnam
Hoi An - Old Town - Vietnam
Hoi An - Old Town - Vietnam
Hoi An - Old Town - Vietnam
Hoi An - Old Town - Vietnam
Hoi An - Old Town - Vietnam
Hoi An - Old Town - Vietnam
Hoi An - Old Town - Vietnam
Hoi An - Old Town - Vietnam
Hoi An - Old Town - Vietnam
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Travel blogger, gastronaut, photographer and family adventurer with over 55 countries in his luggage. Eva loves trips that include beautiful nature, hiking boots and well-cooked food. On the travel blog Rucksack she takes you to all corners of the world with the help of her inspiring pictures and texts.

2 Comments

  • FREEDOMtravel
    March 5, 2019 at 21:14 pm

    Wonderful pictures! We were in Hoi An just after we got married (which we did in Hanoi) so have many great memories from there! 🙂

    Reply
    • Eve on rucksack.see
      March 5, 2019 at 23:18 pm

      Thank you very much Helena! ? What an adventure to get married in Hanoi and so lovely to spend part of the honeymoon in Hoi An! Do you recognize yourself or is it similar? Maybe a little more touristy now?

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