Travel Pics Theme: V for Vietnam

Hoi An Markets

Hoi An Markets

The theme letter for our ‪‎travel pics this week is V, for Vietnam.

For Wednesday of this week, lets go shopping!

Here you can see the heads of a group of Aussie tourists, as we get set to head into the Hoi An markets.

The Hoi An central markets are regarded as one of the best in Vietnam, and no visit to this ancient town is complete without a visit.

Opening around 630 each day, the markets are a busting, noisy, smelly slice of life with flower-sellers on one side, vegetable sales in the middle, live animals and birds tied up for sale, food-sellers with stalls delivering delicious pho soup in plastic bags to other stall holders for a few thousand dong (say 50c/bowl)

There are also tailors in their own section of the markets, who are apparently cheaper than anywhere else in Hoi An … something I didn’t know when I bought my hand-tailored serge jacket with lining, pockets, detachable hood for under $A50.

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