The Quiet Hoian

Hoian was known as Faifo, with more than 2,000 years history, was the principal port of the Cham Kingdom, which controlled the strategic spice trade with Indonesia from the 7th to the 10th century and was a major international port in the 16th and 17th centuries – and the foreign influences are discernible to this day. There is along time when country closed after the Wars, Hoian was almost forgotten. Tourism wake up the sleeping beauty of Hoian in early of 90s and make Hoian become one of the top attractions of Vietnam.
The photos by Do Anh Vu shows a very quiet Hoian in April 2020.
The old style roof of Hoian ancient house dotted with Franjipani flowers by fly cam.

tran phu-le loi-hoian

Hoai river- a part of Thu Bon river once was the main transportation by waterway in Hoian.
The view from Japanese bridge to Le Loi Street. There are only few boats at this moment.

pagoda bridge


Japanese Bridge (Chua Cau) was connecting between Chinese town and Japanese town in Hoian. This is Symbol of Hoian and it was printed on 20,ooo VND notes.


Intersection between Bach Dang street and Tran Phu Street in Hoian. Color is so bright with lots of Franjipani flowers.

picture of hoian in covid 19

Bach Dang Street


people hoian

Slow pace of Hoian as it was sleeping before 1990.

people hoi an in covid 19

Franjipani flowers was trimming carefully and mixed with lots of colors in Tran Phu street, Hoian.

Hoian resident

A part of Hoang Van Thu street.

typical seller in Hoian

Intersection between Hoang Van Thu street and Tran Phu Street in Hoian. The city design like a chess board. Small lanes are well connected and make the short walking trip in Hoian easy and convenient for travelers.

beautiful flower in Hoian

It was a cafe, this ancient house has a roof made of old style tiles( Jing & Yang tiles)

nguyen thi minh khai hoian

Nguyen Thi Minh Khai Street

View from Japanese Bridge to Nguyen Thi Minh Khai street.

hoang van thu hoi an

Hoang Van Thu Street

A part of Hoang Van Thu street was decorated with lantern from Tet holidays.

sunset in hoi an

A quiet Hoian in the color of sunset.


Sunset in Hoi An.

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