The Tran family moved from China to Vietnam in 1700. The family chapel is a house for worshipping ancestors, which is a very common practice in Vietnam. The architecture of the house reflects both Chinese and Japanese stylings. Photographs and stone tablets for honoring Tran family ancestors adorn the walls of the house. One of the Tran family descendents gave us a tour!
Posting #6: The Ancient City of Hoi An July 12th 2009 Xin Chao, friends! I got a little behind on our blogging, so it’s stretching my memory just a bit to tell you about the ancient city of Hoi An in central Vietnam. I’ll try my best.
We were very excited to go to Hoi An because we heard from so many people that it was a very unique and beautiful city. We had a bit of a hellish ride - 7 hours in another cramped and airless mini-van sittin ... read more
Asia » Vietnam » South Central Coast » Quảng Nam » Hoi An 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