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The grand old dame of Hội An

The historic city of Hoi An is a living museum. Set on the banks of a river - it's a great blend of charm and culture. The old town is closed to cars and everything is walkable. Every year during the monsoons, Hoi An can flood up to the roof beams of the houses!

 

In 1999, the old town was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO as a well-preserved example of a Southeast Asian trading port of the 15th to 19th centuries, with buildings that display a unique blend of local and foreign influences.

 

Check out the whole set - Overwhelming Việt Nam.

 

Hội An, Việt Nam

2010

 

Arjun Purkayastha • travel & fine art photography •

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Taken on September 8, 2010