I hope you find this photograph compelling - Hoi An, Vietnam

I hope you find this photograph compelling - Hoi An, Vietnam

I hope you find this photograph compelling - Hoi An, Vietnam

“Anyone can shoot chaos. But the most perceptive photographers can make compelling pictures out of uninteresting moments.” – Alex Tehrani

Hoi An is located on the coast of the South China Sea in central Vietnam. It was an important Vietnamese trading center in the 16th and 17th centuries and as a result it is has a mixture of Vietnamese, Chinese, Japanese and French architecture. In 1999 the old town was listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site.

I took this portrait of this street vendor along the riverfront in the glow of the late afternoon light.

I hope you enjoy this “slice of life” in Hoi An, Vietnam.

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Read more about Old town

The beaches and corals may take centre stage on Ko Lanta, but to the east lies a minor player with no desire to make headlines.

Old Town, or Sang Kha Ou, is a remarkable community that has survived a tsunami and, so far, warded off overdevelopment. As the only real community on Ko Lanta's east coast, it almost revels in its isolation and couldn't be further removed from the beaches and resorts on the west coast.

A mix of Thais, Muslims, Chinese and sea gypsies, the old town has an old world feel thanks to rickety old wooden shops and homes built on stilts that sit out over the sea.

In 2004 the Asian tsunami tore the pier into two pieces, and some of the rubble can still be seen lying next to its replacement. The sea gypsies that lost their boats and therefore livelihoods are still here and now live in new orange bungalows provided by a Christian charity.

On Sundays a lively market is held in one corner of the town, where Muslim women sit and gossip while others sell ... Read our complete Old town travel guide

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