Hoi An is located in central Vietnam and after our trek in Sapa, we headed south to this beautiful area of the country. We stayed at a beach resort that was located about 5 minutes from the old city of Hoi An. This is a magical city at night where the lanterns are lit in all of the windows and stores. What made it very attractive to us was the friendliness of the people as well as how easy it was to get around the city.
Hoi An is also known for its tailors which can be found at every second shop. Go in, get measured and within a day or two you have some wonderful suits. You can also get these done in a matter of hours, but I’m not sure how good the fit would be since we had to go in for three separate fittings.
Enjoy the adventure with us.
Fisherman throwing his nets.
Lantern Making. Courses are given if you so desire, but the cost of a large lantern is about $5 us.
Moss growing on the roofs of Hoi An shops
Restuarant in Hoi An
Lanterns hung on trees overlooking the river and the other side of Hoi An
Life on the river
Old man selling his picture for $1. His way of making some cash.
Lanterns hung around a little shop
Old woman selling lanterns for $1. Once purchase, they are lit and you make a wish and let them float downstream on the river. Very pretty when there are a bunch of them floating at the same time.
These young girls gestured to us from the street (we were eating in a second floor restaurant) to purchase a floating lantern from them. They waited for almost an hour while we ate and of course we could not resist buying a few of their lanterns. School night, it was dark and getting late and no parents were around. But they sat their and giggled the entire time we watched.
View from the temple doors
Hoi An in the rain.
A pastry seller. Even when it rains, business must go on.
Hoi An Cloth market, where you can go and bargain for cloth. The women will then make whatever you want out of that cloth for a very good price.
Hoi An Harbor
Entrance to a little village not far from Hoi An
Fishermen on the river
Da Nang, traffic
Live Chickens for sale
The marketplace. Waiting on clients.
Hoi An Market
Kids playing in their front yard in a little village not far from Hoi An
Typical Living room in a small village.
This bridge was so rickety that if you were to stop while riding your bicycle, you took the chance of your wheels getting stuck in a hole. This little bridge joined two outlying villages near Hoi An
This old woman was 86 years old and had spent her entire life making straw mats, which is what the locals sleep on. It takes approximately 5 hours to make and they sell them for 20000 dong which is about $1 us.