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Hoi An is full of 'Old Vietnam' charm - and tourist shops..  <img src='http://www.guidegecko.de/images/spyglass1.png' align='texttop' /> Click for full image
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Hoi An is a beautiful city in Vietnam, just south of Da Nang. The Old Town of Hoi An is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Hoi An, once known as Faifo. It was a major international port in the 16th and 17th centuries and the foreign influences are discernible to this day. While the serious shipping business has long since moved to Da Nang, the heart of the city is still the Old Town, full of winding lanes and Chinese-styled shophouses, which is particularly atmospheric in the evening as the sun goes down.

Hoi An is a major tourist shopping destination, and you can get everything from souvenirs to tailor made clothes and even shoes. Just walk around the Old Town and soak up the atmosphere.

Pink, blue and yellow colors dominate in Hoi An. Seen here is Hoi Quan Phuc Kien.  <span style='white-space:nowrap;'><img src='http://www.guidegecko.de/images/spyglass1.png' align='texttop' /> Click to enlarge</span>

While almost all shops now cater to the tourist trade, the area has been largely preserved as is, which is unusual in Vietnam, and renovation has proceeded slowly and carefully - it's mercifully absent of towering concrete blocks and karaoke parlors. 

The main thoroughfare in the Old Town is Tran Phu. Just south of the Old Town, across the Thu Bon River, are the islands of An Hoi to the west, reachable via Hai Ba Trung, and Cam Nam to the east, reachable via Hoang Dieu.

The Japanese Covered Bridge is Hoi An's premier landmark.  <span style='white-space:nowrap;'><img src='http://www.guidegecko.de/images/spyglass1.png' align='texttop' /> Click to enlarge</span>

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Hoian is one of my favourite city so far. The price for local people and tourists is different. Sometime i feel so confused but it's ok. I had a chance to join an Evening walking food tour, and realize how much i love hoian food and hoian by night.
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