"Behind the bridge - quiet shopping" Hoi An Things to Do Tip by King_Golo

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by King_Golo

Walking on Duong Nguyen Thi Minh Khai behind the Japanese Bridge, you'll experience something completely unusual in Hoi An. The shop-owners there are for whatever reason not at all importunate. They let you pass by their shops without immediately urging you to buy from them, they even let you stand in front of their shops without dragging you in, and if you're extra-lucky, they even let you enter and exit their shop without selling anything to you. This is really special, because everywhere else in Hoi An, the thing that is most annoying is the persistence of vendors and tailor shop owners. I couldn't find any reason for this special situation, but perhaps this part of town is more laid-back. So if you want to shop undisturbed, you should go there. The shops offer the same stuff as everywhere so you won't miss anything.

Address: Duong Nguyen Thi Minh Khai
Directions: west of the Japanese Bridge

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Sep 28, 2008
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