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Hoi An Lanterns

August 03, 2013  •  Leave a Comment

Hoi An lanterns. *** All images taken with Fuji X-Pro 1 and 35mm f1.4 lens ***

Before I arrived in Hoi An I was told it was a charming town...and it truly is. It's had a strong Chinese and Japanese influence from past trading relationships, and the Arabs also used to stop here for trading and resupplying their ships. The town is located on a river, is close to the coast with beautiful beaches, and is also surrounding by farming villages, so there are several geographical and lifestyle forces that continue to shape this town and add to its flavour. The old township is a pedestrian's delight and three times a day they cordon it off to motorised traffic to make it even more relaxing.

Due to the Chinese influence it's a town filled with lanterns and it's beautiful at night and I spent a bit of my time seeking out the different shapes and designs. There's no chance to capture them all, but this slideshow should give you some of the essence at least.

 


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