Famed its distinctive architecture, ancient cobbled streets and picturesque riverside location, Hoi An oozes effortless appeal and is undoubtedly one of Vietnam’s finest gems. Today this former trading post is awash with bustling market stalls, fabulous restaurants and tailor-shops all catering to the town’s thriving tourist trade. But nevertheless Hoi An still manages to retain much of its traditional charm and character. This video of the week captures the essence of every day life in this ancient town, from waterways overflowing with busy boats to streets buzzing with bicycles, conical hats and brightly coloured ao dai (traditional national dress).
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