Photographer's Note

This photo shows the Hoi An folks on their morning breakfast.

Hoi An is a old town located at the South Central Coast of Vietnam. This old town was declared a World Heritage site by UNESCO in 1999 as a well-preserved example of a Southeast Asian trading port.

The ancient town of Hoi An, 30 km south of Danang, lies on the banks of the Thu Bon River. Occupied by early western traders, Hoi An was one of the major trading centers of Southeast Asia in the 16th century.

Hoi An has a distinct Chinese atmosphere with low, tile-roofed houses and narrow streets; the original structure of some of these streets still remains almost intact. All the houses were made of rare wood, decorated with lacquered boards and panels engraved with Chinese characters. Pillars were also carved with ornamental designs.

The nearest train station and airport is in Da Nang. It's easy to take a motorbike or taxi to and from Da Nang via the Marble Mountains.

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