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Hoi An

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.

Tourists can visit the relics of the Sa Huynh and Cham cultures. They can also enjoy the beautiful scenery of the romantic Hoi An River, Cua Dai Beach, and Cham Island.

Over the last few years, Hoi An has become a very popular tourist destination in Vietnam.

While in Hoi An, we also visited My Son Sanctuary, Vietnam's most significant Champa kingdom http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Champa site, which prospered from the 2nd to the 15th centuries.
 New Bridge at Danang
New Bridge at Danang
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 Hoi An Panorama
Hoi An Panorama
Hoi An Beach
Hoi An Beach
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The Cham Towers
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Dancers at the Cham Towers
 Ferry Boat
Ferry Boat
 Egret Among Water Coconut Palms
Egret Among Water Coconut Palms
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Hoi An by Night
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Lanterns for Sale in Hoi An, Vietnam