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Hội An is an exceptionally well-preserved example of a South-East Asian trading port dating from the 15th to the 19th century. Its buildings and its street plan reflect the influences, both Vietnamese and foreign, that have combined to produce this unique UNESCO world heritage site.

This former harbour town of the Champa people became an important Vietnamese trading centre in the 16th and 17th centuries, where Chinese from various provinces as well as Japanese, Dutch and Indians settled down. To the French and Spanish the town was known as Faifo.

Today, Hội An is still a small city, but it attracts a fair number of tourists, also being a well established place on the backpacker trail. Many visit for the numerous art and craft shops and tailors, who produce made-to-measure clothes for a fraction of the western price.

Hoi An is an excellent place to sample the wonderful cuisine of Central Vietnam, including Cao lầu noodles, which can only be uniquely served here.

What you see on the picture, is a walking restaurant, a moveable feast for foodies. I don't know what the speciality of this particular woman is, but we were never ever let down about the quality of the street food here...and at an unbeatable price/quality too!

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Additional Photos by Benny Verbercht (BennyV) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2914 W: 35 N: 6310] (32994)
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