Ancient Town Hoi An is a feast of rich texture and color. The old French Colonial style buildings are adorned with a patinaed golden hue, and topped off with enchanting wear and tear; gifts of time and the humid climate. There are many theories as to why all of the buildings here are painted yellow, some say it is representative of royalty while others believe it is for the practical reason of deflecting sunshine and absorbing less heat.
Hoi An is home to some very historic buildings, some constructed hundreds of years ago. Pictured here is the Fujian Assembly Hall erected by the Vietnamese in 1690. It was created as a place for Fujian Chinese people to congregate and socialize while visiting or living in Hoi An. Ornate altars to a variety of Buddhist figures populate the interior of the building.