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Tuesday, September 10, 2013

HOI AN, VIETNAM

TRAVEL DAT - SEP 2012

STAY  @ Dai Long Hotel ($18)
680 Hai Ba Trung Street, Hoi An City Center, Hoi An, Vietnam

Hoi an is a beautiful city and the old town of hoi an is listed in UNESCO world heritage sites. Old town is an exceptionally well-preserved 15th century trading port. It has witness the Chinese Japanese, Spanish, Dutch and French. Its buildings and streets reflects the influence of both indigenous and foreign architecture.

Our hotel was small distance from old town. We went to old town in evening and again in next day morning to explore the old town. Once we entered the old town i found more tourist then locals. I regret not staying longer. There are many historical sites, museum handicraft workshop and many more attraction. 
Sunset in Hoi an
Old town streets, Hoi an
Old town streets, Hoi an
Old town streets, Hoi an
old town streets
There is story that a once a big dragon monster lived in Vietnam, whose head was in India, tail was in japan and earthquake in japan was caused by movement of monsters tail. The Japanese bridge was built on dragons back to kill it.


Historical Japanese bridge , Hoi an
Historical japanese bridge
Chinese meeting hall , hoi an
Chinese meeting hall
Statue of Kazimierz Kwiatkowski  in old town, hoi an

Statue of Kazimierz Kwiatkowski 

Tran family chappel , old town, Hoi an
Tran family chappel , old town, Hoi an
Waterline mark during previous flood in tan ky house, old town, hoi an
Waterline mark during previous flood in tan ky house





Farmers near old town


We visited a small village near to hoi an by boat. Villagers were employed in handicraft and boat baking .They were very polite and welcoming.
Boat Making in village near hoi an
Boat Making in near village
It is place where i wish to be lost.