Hoian | Old Town (Hôian Dô Thi Co)
By Nguyen, Tuan
Pp. 95; numerous black-and-white photos, 1 color map, color illustrations from watercolor paintings. Color pictorial laminated boards (hardcover), tan dust jacket lettered in gold, sm 4to. Hoian is a city on Vietnam’s central coast known for its well-preserved ancient town, cross-cut with canals. Old Town Hoian, the city's historic district, is recognized as an exceptionally well-preserved example of a Southeast Asian trading port dating from the 15th to the 19th century, its buildings and street plan reflecting a blend of indigenous and foreign influences. This former port city was a melting-pot reflected in its architecture, a mix of eras and styles from wooden Chinese shop-houses and temples to colorful French colonial buildings, ornate Vietnamese tube houses and the iconic Japanese-covered bridge with its pagoda (modified after Wiki). The text is in Vietnamese, Russian, and in English. No ownership marks.
|Publisher||Da Nang Publishing House|
|Publisher Place||Danang, Vietnam|
|Date Published Estimated||No|
|Number of Volumes||1|
|Condition Description||A tight and clean copy in very good condition.|