Hoi An Ancient Town: Hoi An old town by night
We are all getting ready to go to Hoi An Pasar Malam....and dinner too!
"Coming here, tourists can see a series of old-architectured lanes and houses with nearly 100% left from their initial buildings with mossgrown walls, deeply plain roofs, old furniture in their past arrangement:"
Hoi An has been through a few centuries of history, but still remains as in the very first days of its being born. Its two main historical landmarks are the occupying of the Japanese & Chinese, and the Western (Dutch and Spanish) during the 16th and 17th centuries. During the period of the China trade, the town was called Hai Pho (Sea Town) in Vietnamese. Originally Hai Pho was a divided town, because across the "Japanese Bridge", it used to be the Japanese settlement (16th-17th century)
The Japanese Covered Bridge or Cau Chua Pagoda (in
Vietnamese “Cau Nhat Ban”) is one of the most famous
tourist attractions in Hoi An, Vietnam.
The structure is very solidly constructed because of the threat of earthquakes. Over the centuries the ornamentation has remained relatively faithful to the original understated Japanese design
beautiful picture taken by Chinour picture....not so nicely lighted bridge, but we look cute as a couple, no?
The Japanese Covered Bridge or Cau Chua Pagoda (in Vietnamese “Cau Nhat Ban”) is one of the most famous tourist attractions in Hoi An, Vietnam. The original Vietnamese name of this bridge is “Lai Vien Kieu”. It is considered that the Japanese Covered Bridge belongs to the Japanese community in Hoi An, and was built in the early seventeenth century. No trip to Hoi An would be completely without visiting Japanese Covered bridge.
This beautiful little bridge is emblematic of Hoi An. A bridge was first constructed here in the 1590s by the Japanese community in order to link them with the Chinese quarters across the stream.
Read more: http://www.lonelyplanet.com/vietnam/central-vietnam/hoi-an/sights/architecture/japanese-covered-bridge#ixzz3flPIuVgV
how the bridge looks like to a professional photographer..
outside here, by the river....
we had food from the stalls
this is what we had:
DIY paper wrapped salad
these two had special tables
from across the river, we could see the crowd milling,
this restaurant had no business...because we ate by the roadside...
old lady with her lanterns for floating
friendly Vietnamese and me
bye!!! this pasar malam beats all the pasar malam in Kuala Lumpur and Malaysia!!!!