Sunday, December 18, 2016

VIETNAM ~ Hoi An Ancient Town - UNESCO ~

... Lovely Vietnam postcard nr2 from Glenn... the architecture is a blend of Vietnamese, Chinese and Japanese influences... more than 800 historic buildings in Hoi An have been preserved... Thanks a lot Glenn!!【ツ】

Hoi An city is situated in Central Vietnam. Old Town Hội An, the city's historic district, is recognized as an exceptionally well-preserved example of a South-East Asian trading port dating from the 15th to the 19th century, its buildings and street plan reflecting a unique blend of influences, indigenous and foreign. Prominent in the city's old town, is its covered "Japanese Bridge," dating to the 16th-17th century.

Hội An (會安) translates as "peaceful meeting place". In English and other European languages, the town was known historically as Faifo. This word is derived from Vietnamese Hội An phố (the town of Hội An), which was shortened to "Hoi-pho", and then to "Faifo".

 It is recognized as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO since 1999.

Music and Dance
(Issued 03-06-2008)

Architecture - Landscape
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