Tuesday, October 1, 2013

VIETNAM ~The Hoi An River ~

Today's card was a lovely surprise from Edna...Thanks for thinking of my during your stay in Vietnam...and for using such great stamps!!

With nice clear postmark from Saigon:
100 Birth Anniversary of Pham Hung
 (Issued 11-06-2012)
 Ao Dai of Vietnamese women
(Issued 24-03-2012)
The Summer Olympic Games 2012
(Issued 15.07.2012)

Hội An is a city on the coast of the South China Sea in the South Central Coast of Vietnam. It is located in Quảng Nam Province. It is recognized as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Hội An Ancient Town is an exceptionally well-preserved example of a South-East Asian trading port dating from the 15th to the 19th century. Its buildings and its street plan reflect the influences, both indigenous and foreign, that have combined to produce this unique heritage site.

 Hoi An has a river system stretching hundreds of kilometres inland - this was the ancient transport network of the Cham Kingdom as they moved goods between the highlands and then via Hoi An and on to China. Speedboats or traditional ghe nang still sail on the river or sea.

1 comment:

  1. great stamps indeed, oh and congrats on winning the bonnaire lottery! xD