Old Town Hoi An
There’s more to Hoi An than just the gorgeous beaches. If you can manage to pull yourself away, Old Town Hoi An awaits with more to explore. For example, stunning sunsets!
Old Town Hoi An was declared a UNESCO world heritage sight, and is definitely worth a visit. It is considered to be one of the most well-preserved examples of an ancient trading post, dating back to the 15th-19th centuries. During this period, the area became home to many Chinese, Japanese, Indian, and Dutch traders. Currently, the town’s main industry is tourism, and while it is still off the beaten path, it is becoming increasingly popular.
There are tons of restaurants to sample, shops to peruse, and streets to wander through. On any given night, the streets are filled with people enjoying a leisurely evening. Hoi An has a wonderful ambiance that really draws you in.
As I mentioned previously, I don’t buy many souvenirs. However, I was on the lookout for some artwork, and I found a shop with beautiful paintings that were just my style. I’ve never purchased art before… nor do I have a home in which to put it in! But I figured I would just know when I found something I liked. Here I am with the owner of the shop, who was very helpful and friendly. Her brother is the artist!
I picked out a brushstroke painting for my sister, and a colorful piece for myself. It’s abstract, and looks somewhat similar to the green painting in the left side of the photo, though mine has a coral background with hints of lime green. I can’t wait till I have a new place to live so I can hang up my new painting!