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Lazy days in rainy Hoi An

December 9th 2011
Aoife and I arrived in Hoi An (Friday, November 25th) after a 4 hour bus trip from Hue. Hoi An is a South Central coastal town with a population of around 120,000. It was once a major trading town and the 'old town' is now recognised as a world Heritage site by UNESCO due to the old architecture which was unaffected by the war. We actually got off at a place along the way ca ... read more
Asia » Vietnam » South Central Coast » Quảng Nam » Hoi An

Vietnamese Flag 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
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