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Hoi An’s signature yellow wall damaged by illicit graffiti

Thursday, October 18, 2018, 20:38 GMT+7
Hoi An’s signature yellow wall damaged by illicit graffiti
An offensive writing is seen on a yellow wall in the intersection of Tran Phu and Le Loi Streets. Photo: Tuoi Tre

Several yellow ochre walls, a signature characteristic of Vietnam’s famed tourist hub of Hoi An, have been defaced with ugly graffiti. 

Hoi An is known for its charm, represented by the dark yellow houses lining the streets of its ancient town – an ambience which attracts thousands of visitors each year. 

However, several of the once tranquil walls are now covered with illicit graffiti. It is unclear when the vandalism was done.

Banners and signboards belonging to private businesses also cover several of the walls in the ancient town, detracting from the traditional beauty of the old city. 

Here are some pictures of the vandalism:

The wall at the corner of Tran Phu Street, next to the emblematic Cau (Bridge) Pagoda of Hoi An is full of writings. Photo: Tuoi Tre
The wall at the corner of Tran Phu Street, next to the emblematic Cau (Bridge) Pagoda of Hoi An is full of writings. Photo: Tuoi Tre
This wall along the must-visit narrow alley where a famous well is situated in Hoi An City is covered with spray paint. Photo: Tuoi Tre
This wall along the must-visit narrow alley where a famous well is situated in Hoi An City is covered with spray paint. Photo: Tuoi Tre
 
Gibberish writings cover a yellow wall on Hai Ba Trung Street in Hoi An Town. Photo: Tuoi Tre
Gibberish writings cover a yellow wall on Hai Ba Trung Street in Hoi An Town. Photo: Tuoi Tre
Banners and signboards belonging to private businesses cover a yellow wall in the ancient town. Photo: Tuoi Tre
Banners and signboards belonging to private businesses cover a yellow wall in the ancient town. Photo: Tuoi Tre
 
A nonsense writing is sprayed on the wall of Quan Cong Temple, also called Ong Pagoda, in Hoi An. Photo: Tuoi Tre
A nonsense writing is sprayed on the wall of Quan Cong Temple, also called Ong Pagoda, in Hoi An. Photo: Tuoi Tre
Banners belonging to private businesses  cover a wall in the ancient town. Photo: Tuoi Tre
Banners belonging to private businesses cover a wall in the ancient town. Photo: Tuoi Tre

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