I first visited Hoi An in 2005 in what was my first trip to Southeast Asia. With three weeks in the country it was a quick trip in comparison to how I travel now. I can barely remember what I thought of Hoi An on that trip. I travelled without a laptop (which seems incomprehensible to me now) and looking back at my photos it appears that I hardly took any. So this time around Hoi An felt like a different place. Having now travelled extensively around Southeast Asia in between visits I would have to say that Hoi An is one of the most charming cities in Southeast Asia.
Hoi An is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and it has the crowds that go with it. Despite the crowds it is hard not to be charmed by the narrow traffic-free streets and the fishing boats on the river.
Travel Photos: Hoi An photo gallery