Photo Essay: Hoi An, lantern city
In addition to being known for fabulous food, tailors, shoemakers, architecture and history, Hoi An is famous for traditional paper lanters like the ones below.
Hoi An’s night market is illuminated by shops selling lanterns traditionally made with wood frames, covered in paper or fabric.
Lanterns, including one shaped like a giant pink lotus, sitting on the floor of a temple.
Back at Hoi An’s night market.
Floating lanterns on the river through Hoi An. You can buy them from women selling baskets of them along the bridge. They use a long, wooden pole to set them gently on the water, instead of letting them freefall and be doused out. I don’t know i the waste is cleaned out of the river or just continues to float along until it pollutes the ocean.