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« Hoi An, Vietnam »

Hoi An is a smaller town on the coast in central Vietnam and it’s the perfect stop over if you’re traveling from the north to the south and want to break it up a bit. It’s about an 18-hour bus ride from Hanoi and it is extremely charming. 

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Another thing that brings a lot of people to Hoi An is getting formal gowns, suits and even less-formal dresses made to fit you. Personally tailored suits go for about $100-150 and include the jacket, pants, three shirts and even ties. It’s a pretty amazing deal.
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This is the Japanese Bridge is one part of their old town. The old town here is really pretty and very well preserved. Because of this, they charge admission to do a lot of the things in this town – the Japanese Bridge, the Temples and other stops. The tickets are only available near the Japanese Bridge though.

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This bridge covers one of the many canals that cut through Hoi An’s old town.

IMG_0973 This is the view from the riverfront

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Relaxing after a long day’s work

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Walking this plank-style dock – Crazy!

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One of the beautiful temples in old town

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We got around having to pay to cross the bridge by crossing the canal further down the road and then crossing from the back side.

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A small shrine in the bridge

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One of the free stops you can make here is the gem museum. It’s really cool because you get to see a lot of these rare gem stones in their raw form.
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HOW COOL IS THAT?! 

Hoi An wasn’t necessarily a must-see for me, but it was a must-needed break from the night buses. I enjoyed the amazing food we had here and just wandering through old town. The beach is still a ways off from here, but it’s apparently a short ride from here. Some people bike there, but it was far too hot here for me to even think of getting on a bike.

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2 Comments

  • Reply
    Vince
    October 20, 2015 at 8:19 pm

    Nice photos. Agree, it isn’t a must see.

    • Reply
      PaigeBrown
      October 28, 2015 at 10:21 am

      Thanks for reading and taking the time to comment. I’m glad I’m not the only one who doesn’t think it’s a must-see.

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