|The restaurant where we had lunch.|
Hoi An is an ancient town on the coast of central Vietnam located between Marble Mountain and China Beach. It is on the north bank of the Thu Bon river and has served as a seaport for centuries. It's harbor began to silt up in the last century and today big vessels can no longer reach the town. Many old industries survive, however. The town is particularly famous for the manufacture of silk - and making items from the silk such as fine clothing and silk lanterns. A man can enter a silk shop, be measured for a suit, select the material, and pick up the finished product on the following day.
|The Thu Bon River and one of the boats.|
Archaeology digs indicate that there was a seaport at this location as early as the 2nd century B.C.
|Another view of the Thu Bon|
|Another shot of the Thu Bon and river traffic|
|Our guide, Tran|
|The walk along the river.|
|The ubiquitous motorbikes!|