Hoi An, Vietnam

Hoi An, a trading town on the Vietnamese coast, is now a UNESCO heritage site and a tourist destination growing in popularity.  Despite the usual heavy commercialisation, there is a lot to keep you busy.  We visited in November during the full moon (actually a super moon) when the town was busy with locals hawking floating lanterns and offerings were placed outside all the shops and homes.

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The Cantonese Assembly Hall, Hoi An

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Flower Sellers at the Market, Hoi An

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Japanese Bridge, Hoi An

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Lanterns for Sale, Hoi An

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The Super Moon Sets over Hoi An

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New Moon Offerings, Hoi An

Aside from the old town – highlights included the really friendly locals, great food and a cycling trip to the local villages.

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Crossing the Thu Bon River

See more Hoi An shots in the gallery.

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