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Phố cổ Hội An

Hoi An 249.jpg (39499 bytes) Japanese Bridge

Soundly built in 1593 by the Japanese community to with-stand earthquakes. common in Japan, but unknown in Vietnam.  Built into the bridge is a small temple.

Chuc Thanh Pagoda

The oldest pagoda in Hoi An..  Now home to 5 monks.

Unesco funded a restoration programme to preserve Hoi An's ancient quarters and monuments.  This pagoda the  Japanese bridge and many other buildings have been restored because of this initiative.

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Hoi An 243.jpg (39201 bytes) Foot surgery being performed in the market square.  Without anesthetic judging by the expression on the patients face.
Shrimping on the Thu Bon river. Hoi An 342.jpg (39842 bytes)