Buddha emerges ~ Hoi An, Vietnam
Dec 7 2001

Hoi An has become an extremely popular destination for a number of reasons; the architecture, the food and the tailors among them. But then what would any place worth visiting be without offering tourists a chance to buy local handicrafts that will look out of place and be a conversation piece for neighbors when they get it home? Hoi An has a bustling cottage industry in everything from laquerware to wooden carvings and while you may not want to transport this particular statue across the world for your mantle, perhaps a carved bamboo wall hanging will do.

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nigel & julie snow