"Hoi An" Hoi An by dinhyen
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Hoi An is a small town roughly 30km south of Da Nang. In the 15th, 16th, and 17th century it was a major trading port between East Asia and Europe. Merchants came here from China, Japan, Spain, Portugal, France, and Holland. Because of its international influence, the city has an eclectic mix of architecture, with heavy Chinese and Japanese influence and a hearty mix of European style thrown in. The Portuguese called it Faifo.
Much of the town's merchant quarters are preserved as cultural heritage. Many of the buildings appear as they did 500 years ago, and in some cases have been occupied continuously since then.
An ancestral altar in the Fujian-style meeting house. Fujian immigrants came by boats from China. There is also a shrine to the sea goddess here.
- Pros:Architectural and historical curiosity
- Cons:It's hot inside those wooden buildings in the summer
- In a nutshell:Worth a visit if you're in the area
This is the main hall inside the complex. A central shrine is toward the back. more travel advice
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