Wednesday 11 October 2017

Hoi An Ancient Town

Hoi An is a well-preserved city that reflects a fusion of indigenous and foreign cultures 

The Fu-Kien Pagoda, Hoi An
This postcard was sent from Australia by Helen

Hoi An Ancient town is located in Viet Nam’s central Quang Nam Province, on the north bank near the mouth of the Thu Bon River.
The town comprises a well-preserved complex of 1,107 timber frame buildings, with brick or wooden walls, which include architectural monuments, commercial and domestic vernacular structures, notably an open market and a ferry quay, and religious buildings such as pagodas and family cult houses. The houses are tiled and the wooden components are carved with traditional motifs.  They are arranged side-by-side in tight, unbroken rows along narrow pedestrian streets. There is also the fine wooden Japanese bridge, with a pagoda on it, dating from the 18th century.  - in:

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