Wednesday, January 23, 2008

More of Hoi An






Hoi An is a trading port renowned for its timeworn merchant’s homes, grid of river front streets and Chinese assembly halls. It is purported to be the best preserved port of a bygone era in Southeast Asia prompting UNESCO in 1999 to inscribe the site on its World Heritage List.

You can see the Chinese, Japanese, Dutch, Portuguese and French influences in the buildings.

I fly out to Brisbane tomorrow for a couple of weeks so this blog will return on February 7. Thanks for all your support - see you then!!

7 comments:

Old Wom Tigley said...

Once again Jules you have captured the very essence of these beautiful buildings... each as a story to tell I'm sure. Those big round faces on the top picture reming me of myself when looking in the mirror pulling faces ha!

dive said...

These are amazing, Jules.
Those faces in the top picture are so funny, and that beautiful painting, and the wonderful buildings, gently decaying away.
Sigh …

Thiên said...

I am really enjoying this series. I hope you have a safe trip. See you in February!

Jules said...

Thanks all - see you end of next week!!!

alicesg said...

You capture many beautiful photos of Vietnam. Thanks for sharing and you have a nice trip.

Catlin said...

Beautiful pictures... I really loved Hoi An! So photogenic and the people were very gentle.

Dave said...

Looking forward to seeing you back in the next few days! Take care and be safe. :-)