Hoi An & Hue: tailors and tropical storms September 1st 2010 Hoi An
Our next stop, Hoi An, has been made a UNESCO World Heritage site, mostly for the colonial style architecture in the town's old quarter. According to UNESCO its an "exceptionally well-preserved example of a South-East Asian trading port dating from the 15th to the 19th century".
Hoi An is also well known for the prolific number of tailoring stores which all offer made ... read more
Asia » Vietnam » North Central Coast » Thua Thien - Huế » Hué The conquest of Vietnam by France began in 1858 and was completed by 1884. It became part of French Indochina in 1887. Independence was declared after World War II, but the French continued to rule until 1954 when they were defeated by Communist forc... ... read more