For hundreds of years, Hội An was a center of international commerce, drawing people from around the world. Chinese, Indian, Japanese, and Dutch traders all found their way to this port. Today, its remarkably well-preserved old town is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. In the picture above, you can see the famous Japanese Bridge, which was built about 400 years ago to connect the Japanese and Chinese quarters of the town.
(Two things: 1 – AW80D stands for Around the World in 80 Dolphies, wherein we follow the international adventures of Dolphie, mascot of Shoreline Community College; 2 – Credit where credit’s due, so thanks Wikipedia and about.com, and if you’d like to see where I got my information, just click the links.)