Thursday, April 4, 2013
hoi an ~ unesco heritage ~ central vietnam
last stop at our vietnam round trip is hoi an in central vietnam, unesco world cultural heritage. this city was built by japanese and chinese traders / businessmen and a long time an important harbor in central vietnam. in the vietnam war the whole area was destroyed by the u.s. army by tons of napalm and other chemical weapons of mass destruction as the u.s. tanks couldn't move on the sandy dunes around the city. so sad, ... shame on you, america ;-( ... today is hoi an a place for tourists and the silk industry and a place my girls liked most of all places we have seen in vietnam before. probably because of our nice hotel 'ancient house resort' and all the shopping streets all over the ancient city center :-). if you asked me, i liked hue better.
more pictures ;-)