Hoi An, Vietnam-Boat Ride Through The Divine Ancient Town

Even with the large numbers of tourists that visit the ancient town of Hoi An it is still remarkably an enjoyable experience to see this jewel of Vietnam. 

It’s really all thanks to the silting up of the Thu Bon River that probably helped to preserve or in reality froze the ancient town in time. Had it continued to flourish as a regular port of trade over time development and expansion would have most likely seen alot of these historic buildings cleared away for new larger structures. 

In this episode I take a boat ride with one of boat ladies of the Thu Bon River. It’s really alot of fun taking a ride with these characters who will more than likely try to overcharge you at first, just hesitate or start walking away and the price will quickly drop by half. The non motor boat ride is my preferred way of cruising around the town. You won’t go as far as the motorized boats can take you but it’s much more relaxing having a boat to yourself as you are rowed silently past the beautiful waterfront of Hoi An. Thanks so much for listening! 

About the Author John Saboe

I am a broadcaster, photographer, writer and videographer with a passion for travel throughout Asia. I love making connections and engaging with people. I am spiritual and seek adventure wherever I go.

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