Hoi An – a taste of history

There are no surprises that it’s raining again today, so we venture out in what appears to be a break in the weather and take our chances.

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At the Fukian Assembly Hall, lantern-like structures hang with blessings inside them, all of them burning at once. It is only when you look closely that you realise they are mosquito coils.

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The rain returns and rushes down the roof tiles into the open spaces of the hall.

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A damp walk to find some refreshments under cover before another opportunity arises to walk without becoming saturated.

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We visit the Hoi An Folkore House down near the river and get a few more insights into the trading port that operated between the 15th and 19th centuries.

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