"HOI AN" Vietnam Tourist Trap Tip by mtncorg
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Hoi An is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It is also one of the best sites in Vietnam to see capitalism, albeit with a social face. Tourist outnumber locals, while those who are local are busy selling souvenirs, handicrafts or t-shirts. Step into one of the old homes and you will get a bored spiel from some young woman about the house construction which quickly morphs into "... and would you like to see our embroidery, wood works, lanterns, etc... Yes, we take VISA." Maybe Hoi An is one of those places you have to stay at for awhile to let it all seep in, where you become numb to the other tourists and the "Good Morning Vietnam" t-shirts. Maybe.
Unique Suggestions: T-shirts. At least get three for $5 if you are going to get them. Also get sizes larger you would normally.
Fun Alternatives: My Son is not far away.
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