Wonderful Hoi An and My Son ruins

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January 5th 2010
Published: April 2nd 2017
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I have been travelling a bit everywhere in Vietnam and Hoi An is one of those place I remember with more pleasure along the coast of the South China Sea.

I stayed in an old hotel with those rooms slightly untidy and dirty as I love when travelling in these countries in Asia.

Hoi An for centuries has been an important town where many traders came from india, China and other Asian countries.

It is still well preserved unlike other cities in Vietnam that were completely destroyed during the long war of the Indochina.

I like to see the blend of modern and old buildings even though I do not hide that ,nowadays, we are losing more and more the past of the traditions and cultures of the world.

I liked the atmosphere, here, even though a bit too much touristic for my tastes.

I have also visited the ancient ruins near My Son, Hindu ruins that are from the 4th century AD.

The civilization name was the Cham and they inhabited this area until the

4th century.

Some of the structures collapsed due to the Vietnam war and some reconstruction works
started to restore them.

It is interesting to visit it but would recommend to come early in the morning because it is a very touristic sight and quite small, so to enjoy it a bit better always come earlier.

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