Hoi An, Vietnam, 2013 – Day 2

Our second day in Hoi An was our first full day.  After a large breakfast at the hotel – a very nice buffet with a large variety of food, both Western and Asian – we headed off to take a walk around the town, using a route I’d found in Lonely Planet.

map of Hoi An

map of Hoi An

You "donate" and get tickets that allow you to enter six different places. These can be bought at several locations are oung town. Ask at your hotel for the nearest one.

You “donate” and get tickets that allow you to enter six different places. These can be bought at several locations are oung town. Ask at your hotel for the nearest one.

motor vehicles are allowed only at certain hours

motor vehicles are allowed only at certain hours

want a chilli or two?

want a chilli or two?

we started with this temple

we started with this temple

The information board

The information board

inside

inside

nice terraced buildings - typical of Hoi An

nice terraced buildings – typical of Hoi An

there are plenty of shops selling traditional wares

there are plenty of shops selling traditional wares

time for coffee?

time for coffee?

you need a ticket to enter the museum

you need one of the  tickets to enter the museum – this was the second ticket we used

inside - the building was more interesting than the exhibits for me

inside – the building was more interesting than the exhibits for me

street scene

street scene

another temple

another temple

yet another temple - this time we entered

yet another temple – this time we entered

inside the temple

inside the temple

another

another

street scene

street scene

at the market

at the market

poor birds!

poor birds!

the glorious revolution - or something

the glorious revolution – or something

where one evidently parks one's motorbike

where one evidently parks one’s motorbike

Ah, refreshment? No - they've run out.

Ah, refreshment? No – they’ve run out.

Success. And a view of the river from here.

Success. And a view of the river from here.

You can take a boat trip for an hour for $6 for two people, but we didn’t have time.

river boats

river boats 

the Japanese Bridge

the Japanese Bridge

inside the Japanese Bridge

on the Japanese Bridge – no ticket needed to cross

the Japanese Bridge entrance

the Japanese Bridge entrance

the street near the Japanese Bridge

the street near the Japanese Bridge

lots of tourist shops here

lots of tourist shops here

pub

pub

Hoi An is pretty at night, too

Hoi An is pretty at night, too

Nice for dinner - but more expensive than most

Mango Mango. Nice for dinner – but more expensive than most. The cheapest main dish was VND340,000. The staff were friendly and service was good.

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