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"Hoian, What a must visit destination in Vietnam for travelers ! "

lanhnguyen
Submitted by: lanhnguyen Length of trip: Seven to 10 days
Trip taken: June 2008 No. of people on trip: 1 person

Locations visited:

Far East and Asia: Vietnam

Trip Features:
Culture: Museums, Cityscapes, Architecture

lanhnguyen took this trip with her Extended, large family and also recommends this trip for those traveling with their:
> Guy Friends
> Extended, large family
> Immediate Family
> Girlfriends
> Group of friends

The cost category of this trip was: budget

TRIP DESCRIPTION

Once a bustling trading port, the town of Hoi An in central Vietnam inspires artists and writers with its beauty.

In Hoi An, Ancient, winding roads call for hesitant steps. This is a place to wander and to backtrack, to go slowly. I advance, turn and come back to where I started my path a series of triangles. Each street corner and wall is wrapped in damp moss; each roof sprouts weeds that catch my eye. Straight lines and tight angles are rare in Hoi An, a town in central Vietnam that flourished as a trading port from the 17th to 19th century. All of the old houses are of different heights, their verandas offering places to rest. Low and tall roofs from different triangles against the sky, and beams of sunlight fall upon patches of moss on the ground.

On the smooth Hoai River, slender boats wait for visitors, the boat-women wearing triangular palm-leaf hats, Accompanied by the sounds of splashing oars and gentle ripples the boats congregate to create slanting lines, a dreamy sight for visitors. A flimsy net is lifted from water overshadowed by coconut palms. The pale golden sunlight that falls onto the green water soothes my eyes, which are tired from the harsh sunlight of the region. Turning a triangle-shaped corner I fall into a worn chair and order a bowl of cao lau, a popular local dish, a soup of white noodles bean sprouts, greens and pork slices. The food vendor stands silently, silhouetted against a moss-covered wall. Beyond him, an old house rises against the blue sky. Various slanting lines from intricate patterns in these ancient streets.

A bamboo bridge lies next to the town, a place for children to gather in the afternoon. Silhouetted against the sky at dusk and against the smooth water at dawn, the bridge, sky and river form another huge triangle.

Hoi An is small but miraculous, a place full of discoveries, open but also closed like a triangle.

This article written by Lanh Nguyen from Vietnam Heritage Travel

For original article, please visit:

http://vietnamheritagetravel.com/news/1301-dai-an-industrial-zone-ocean-industrial-park.html

http://hotel-in-hoian.com

http://vacationstovietnam.com

http://vietnamtravelmagazine.com


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