Hoi An Imagine

Hoi An is one of the prettiest cities in Vietnam: recognized by UNESCO as an exceptionally well-preserved Asian trading port, the riverfront buildings are colorful and diverse examples of 19th- and 20th-century French-influenced architecture.

Palm trees and street stall at sunset in Hoi An, Vietnam

Hoi An is also known for its culinary delights. A major center of trade in the 16th century, the sprawling market now mostly feeds the curiosity of many foreigners who choose to take a cooking class in Hoi An, selling exotic fruits, fresh fish and a stunning variety of rice and touristy knickknacks. The Thu Bon River drifts through town, lined with palm trees and crossed by bridges covered in hanging lanterns.

Alleyway between buildings in Hoi An, Vietnam

The architecture is heavily influenced by French colonialists: the shutter-lined alleys seemed like they could have been in Nice!

Bicycle riding by flowers on the street in Hoi An, Vietnam

Bicycle spokes and flowers on the street in Hoi An, Vietnam

Girl on phone at a market stall in Hoi An, Vietnam

Spending your lunch break on your phone: some things are the same the world over.

Banh mi ingredients on street cart in Hoi An, Vietnam

The makings of the most incredible banh mi ever.

Street fruit cart and motorcyclist at dusk in Hoi An, Vietnam

Market street as night falls.

View from the bridge of the river in Hoi An, Vietnam

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