The Silk Lanterns of Hoi An

They are everywhere.

They hang from trees, line the store fronts, and light the markets at night.

Hoi An is one of those towns that is able to transport you back in time, and a lot of it has to do with these beautiful silk lanterns. Wandering around the old town, I feel as though I’ve stumbled into some ancient Asian fairy tale.

I’ve already extended my stay in this little place, but with only one month to cover the full length of Vietnam, it’ll be time to keep moving in a few days.

In the meantime, I leave you with a few photos of Hoi An through silk lanterns:

A shop selling sillk lanterns in Hoi An, Vietnam

Lanterns with different floral patterns at the night market.

Red silk lanterns

A row of red lanterns as seen through a gate.

Colourful silk lanterns on a backstreet in Hoi An

Four bright lanterns hang in a back street in Hoi An.

A man rides his bicycle through town with purple silk lanterns in the background

A man rides his bicycle down the street with purple lanterns in the background.

Silk lanterns in various shades of red hang from the trees in Hoi An, Vietnam

Lanterns in various shades of red hang like fruit from a tree.

Stringed lanterns seen on the streets of Hoi An, Vietnam

More lanterns can be seen lining the town’s busy streets.

Red and white lanters decorate the facade of a colonial building in Hoi An, Vietnam

Red and white lanterns decorate the facade of this colonial building.

Silk lanterns glow in a market at night

Silk lanterns glow in a shop at night.

What do you think?
Would you also extend your stay in Hoi An?


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