Early morning in Hoi An ancient town (Source: hoianancienttown.vn)Hoi An, the colonial-era trade port, was recognized as UNESCO’s world heritage in 1999. It was the place where dreamy canals, French-colonial merchant houses, Japanese bridges, Chinese shop-houses and low-key restaurants vie for visitors’ attention.
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Hoi An ancient town (Source: hoianancienttown.vn)
The town served as a busy Asian trading port between the 16th and 19th centuries. It attracted merchants from Japan, China, Portugal and France, and the resulting cultural milieu remains visible in everything from the mustard-colored shop-houses to dining traditions, folk crafts and robust coffee culture./.