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Saturday, September 19, 2009

Hoi An Impressions

See the locations on Hoi An Google Map

The Japanese Covered Bridge

Inside the old town of Hoi An cars are not allowed and motorbikes are not allowed from 8am-11am, 2pm-5pm and 7pm-9.30pm. During these times you share the way only with the cyclists.

Hoi Quan Quang Trieu - Cantonese Assembly Hall: Founded in 1786, the main altar is dedicated to Quan Cong. See the commented gallery on orientalarchitecture.com

Hoi Quan Quang Trieu, picture by sega10028

Picture by Lyngve

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Hoi An is part of Unesco World heritage, read more

Hoi An, picture by sega10028

Picture by sega10028

Picture by sega10028

Tan Ky House: 101 Nguyen Thai Hoc Street. Shophouse from the late 18th century. See commented gallery on orientalarchitecture.com

Picture by Barbora. More pictures at worldvisitguide.com

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Hoi Quan Trieu Chau - Assembly Hall of the Chaozhou Chinese: 157 Nguyen Duy Hieu. Built in 1845 in honor of General Phuc Ba, a god with the power to calm the sea, notes orientalarchitecture.com

Picture by Frédéric

Picture by Eva Hořínková

Picture by Eva Hořínková

Picture by Günter

Hoi Quan Phuc Kien - Assembly Hall of the Fujian Chinese: 46 Tran Phu. Established in 1697. The temple is dedicated to the sea goddess Thien Hau. Then there is goddess Thuan Phong Nhi. People say, she is able to listen to the sound of a ship even at a distance of thousand miles. And the goddess Thien Ly Nhan is able to see those distant ships. Read more on indochinalegend.com. The Fukienese is the largest Chinese community in Hoi an according to orientalarchitecture.com.

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Picture by taylorandayumi

Picture by taylorandayumi

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Hoi Quan Hai Nam - Assembly Hall of the Hainan Chinese: 10 Tran Phu. Constructed in 1875 in homage to 108 merchants killed at sea. They had been mistaken as pirates by Vietnamese naval forces during the reign of Emperor Tu Duc, writes orientalarchitecture.com

Picture by Frédéric

Dinh Cam Pho: 52 B Nguyen Thi Minh Khai. See commented gallery on orientalarchitecture.com and see pictures by Kris and Kate on travelblog.org

Hoi Quan Ngu Bang - Trung Hoa Assembly Hall:: 64 Tran Phu. Established in 1741dedicated to Thien Hau Holy Mother. Read more on worldvisitguide.com

Diep Dong Nguyen House: 80 Nguyen Thai Hoc. House of a Chinese merchant from the late 19th century.

Picture by Adam. See also picture by Tym

Phung Hung House: 4 Nguyen Thi Minh Khai. Wooden house built by a Chinese merchant in 1780, inhabited by the same family for eight generations now. See commented gallery on orientalarchitecture.com. And read a description on en.skydoor.net

Picture by Anh Nguyen

Picture by Ghislaine

Picture by Rafa

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View from Phung Hung, picture by Stan

More background about Hoi An:
Unesco-Publication: Cultural Tourism and Heritage Management in the World Heritage Site of The Ancient Town of Hoi An

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