Photographer's Note

Fujian congregation hall in Hoi An.

The big part of interest in Hoi An comes from the melting pot of cultures that this small city has mixed, even through the architecture of the original houses. It is not uncommon to find japanese, chinese and vietnamese influences in the oldest buildings while a part of the street will mainly feel "colonial french".

The only French remnants are tourists, vietnamese only come once a month for the moon festival, as for japanese, they sometimes share the same hotels as the french tourists. It pretty obvious that chinese people have won the long term cultural race, as it is the more lively culture of all in Hoi An.

It clearly comes out that chinese people are almost home in Hoi An, much alike the settlers who probably were their close or remote ancestors... so why not come to burn a few incent sticks in memoriam, as this chinese tourist group does.

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