The ancient town of Hoi An, a small coastal city in central Vietnam, lies on the banks of the Thu Bon River. It was an important port and commercial centre in the 16th and 17th centuries, when trade with China and Japan flourished. During this period Chinese, Japanese, Dutch and Indian traders settled down. Much of the traders wealth was spent on temples and clan houses (socalled Chinese assembly halls), which are very well preserved. Hoi An is a UNESCO World Heritage site, which attracts a large number of tourists due to its impressive historical and cultural heritage, its tranquil riverside setting and its wide array of shops and galleries.
Phuoc Kien Chinese assembly hall photo gallery  - 11 pictures of Phuoc Kien Chinese assembly hall
Other Chinese assembly halls photo gallery  - 12 pictures of Other Chinese assembly halls
Hoi An Buddhist association temple photo gallery  - 8 pictures of Hoi An Buddhist association temple
Around the Thu Bon river photo gallery  - 15 pictures of Around the Thu Bon river
11 photos of the Fukien Assembly Hall which served the Fujian Chinese ethnic group
12 photos of several Chinese assembly halls in Hoi An, including the Guangdong assembly hall and the All Chinese assembly hall
8 photos of the beautiful and richly decorated Hoi An Buddhist association temple
15 photos of the area around the Thu Bon river with its picturesque waterfront
Restaurants and shops photo gallery  - 19 pictures of Restaurants and shops
Miscellaneous photos photo gallery  - 17 pictures of Miscellaneous photos
19 photos of restaurants, shops and artists galleries in Hoi An
17 miscellaneous photos of Hoi An, including the Japanese covered bridge
Gallery with all images
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