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Tourists take boat tours in Vietnam’s flooded Hoi An Ancient Town

Tourists take boat tours in Vietnam’s flooded Hoi An Ancient Town

Wednesday, October 12, 2022, 16:21 GMT+7
Tourists take boat tours in Vietnam’s flooded Hoi An Ancient Town
The image shows a heavily flooded residential area located on the southern bank of the Hoai River in Hoi An Ancient Town at 10:00 am on October 11, 2022. Photo: Mai Thanh Chuong

Hoi An Ancient Town in Quang Nam Province, central Vietnam is heavily-flooded by the rising rivers, forcing residents and travelers, including foreigners, to travel on small boats.

The province’s two rivers, Thu Bon and Vu Gia, have seen water levels rising over the past several days, flowing into and submerging many areas in Hoi An City, including Hoi An Ancient Town, Tuoi Tre Thu Do (Capital’s Youth) reported.  

As a result, the water level of the Hoai River, a branch of the Thu Bon River, located near the heart of the ancient town, has also gone up, worsening the flooding there.

Nguyen Thai Hoc, a street in Hoi An Ancient Town is seen deeply flooded. Photo: Mai Thanh Chuong

Nguyen Thai Hoc, a street in Hoi An Ancient Town, is deeply flooded. Photo: Mai Thanh Chuong

At 9:00 am on Tuesday, water in the Thu Bon River kept surging, continuing to flood the ancient town and other localities.

Many roads in Hoi An Ancient Town such as Nguyen Thai Hoc, Bach Dang, Nguyen Phuc Chu, Le Loi, and Chau Thuong Van were heavily flooded.

Meanwhile, two roads along the Hoai River, Bach Dang and Nguyen Phuc Chu, were submerged under three meters of water. 

As the flooding remained on Tuesday at noon, with many pedestrian streets in the ancient town deeply inundated, small boats were used as an effective means of transport for both locals and foreign travelers, as recorded by Tuoi Tre (Youth) newspaper.

An Hoi Bridge, spanning the Hoi River in Hoi An Ancient Town, is seen seriously submerged in this image. Photo: Mai Thanh Chuong

An Hoi Bridge, spanning the Hoi River in Hoi An Ancient Town, is seen seriously submerged in this image. Photo: Mai Thanh Chuong

Residents on the banks of the Hoai River used their small vessels to provide foreigners with ‘boat tours’ of Hoi An Ancient Town.

As such, the scene of foreigners hiring local residents to take them around by boat has become common over the past few days in the old town, which was recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1999. 

The flooding is considered severe since it nearly hit the flood peak recorded here in 2018.

Mai Thanh Chuong, a photographer specialized in Hoi An Ancient Town, has exclusively provided Tuoi Tre with a series of photos of the ongoing flooding in the town.

This image shows foreigners taking a ‘boat tour’ of heavily flooded Hoi An Ancient Town in Hoi An City, Quang Nam Province, central Vietnam on October 11, 2022. Photo: Mai Thanh Chuong

This image shows foreigners taking a ‘boat tour’ of heavily flooded Hoi An Ancient Town in Hoi An City, Quang Nam Province, central Vietnam, October 11, 2022. Photo: Mai Thanh Chuong

This image shows small boats carrying passengers in an inundated area that is a pedestrian street serving as a night market area in Hoi An Ancient Town. Photo: Mai Thanh Chuong

This image shows small boats carrying passengers in an inundated area that is a pedestrian street serving as a night market area in Hoi An Ancient Town. Photo: Mai Thanh Chuong

Some small vessels with passengers on board are seen traveling in the Cau Pagoda area in the heart of Hoi An Ancient Town on the morning of October 11, 2022. Photo: Mai Thanh Chuong

Some small vessels with passengers on board are seen traveling in the Cau Pagoda area in the heart of Hoi An Ancient Town on the morning of October 11, 2022. Photo: Mai Thanh Chuong

Many foreigners use ‘boat tours’ offered by locals in Hoi An Ancient Town during the flooding. Photo: Mai Thanh Chuong

Many foreigners use ‘boat tours’ offered by locals in Hoi An Ancient Town during the flooding. Photo: Mai Thanh Chuong

A foreigner is seen carried by a man on his back from a small boat to a destination in a flooded area in Hoi An Ancient Town. Photo: Mai Thanh Chuong

A foreigner is carried by a man on his back from a small boat to a destination in a flooded area in Hoi An Ancient Town. Photo: Mai Thanh Chuong

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Hoi An Ancient Town in Quang Nam Province, central Vietnam is heavily-flooded by the rising rivers, forcing residents and travelers, including foreigners, to travel on small boats.

The province’s two rivers, Thu Bon and Vu Gia, have seen water levels rising over the past several days, flowing into and submerging many areas in Hoi An City, including Hoi An Ancient Town, Tuoi Tre Thu Do (Capital’s Youth) reported.  

As a result, the water level of the Hoai River, a branch of the Thu Bon River, located near the heart of the ancient town, has also gone up, worsening the flooding there.

Nguyen Thai Hoc, a street in Hoi An Ancient Town is seen deeply flooded. Photo: Mai Thanh Chuong

Nguyen Thai Hoc, a street in Hoi An Ancient Town, is deeply flooded. Photo: Mai Thanh Chuong

At 9:00 am on Tuesday, water in the Thu Bon River kept surging, continuing to flood the ancient town and other localities.

Many roads in Hoi An Ancient Town such as Nguyen Thai Hoc, Bach Dang, Nguyen Phuc Chu, Le Loi, and Chau Thuong Van were heavily flooded.

Meanwhile, two roads along the Hoai River, Bach Dang and Nguyen Phuc Chu, were submerged under three meters of water. 

As the flooding remained on Tuesday at noon, with many pedestrian streets in the ancient town deeply inundated, small boats were used as an effective means of transport for both locals and foreign travelers, as recorded by Tuoi Tre (Youth) newspaper.

An Hoi Bridge, spanning the Hoi River in Hoi An Ancient Town, is seen seriously submerged in this image. Photo: Mai Thanh Chuong

An Hoi Bridge, spanning the Hoi River in Hoi An Ancient Town, is seen seriously submerged in this image. Photo: Mai Thanh Chuong

Residents on the banks of the Hoai River used their small vessels to provide foreigners with ‘boat tours’ of Hoi An Ancient Town.

As such, the scene of foreigners hiring local residents to take them around by boat has become common over the past few days in the old town, which was recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1999. 

The flooding is considered severe since it nearly hit the flood peak recorded here in 2018.

Mai Thanh Chuong, a photographer specialized in Hoi An Ancient Town, has exclusively provided Tuoi Tre with a series of photos of the ongoing flooding in the town.

This image shows foreigners taking a ‘boat tour’ of heavily flooded Hoi An Ancient Town in Hoi An City, Quang Nam Province, central Vietnam on October 11, 2022. Photo: Mai Thanh Chuong

This image shows foreigners taking a ‘boat tour’ of heavily flooded Hoi An Ancient Town in Hoi An City, Quang Nam Province, central Vietnam, October 11, 2022. Photo: Mai Thanh Chuong

This image shows small boats carrying passengers in an inundated area that is a pedestrian street serving as a night market area in Hoi An Ancient Town. Photo: Mai Thanh Chuong

This image shows small boats carrying passengers in an inundated area that is a pedestrian street serving as a night market area in Hoi An Ancient Town. Photo: Mai Thanh Chuong

Some small vessels with passengers on board are seen traveling in the Cau Pagoda area in the heart of Hoi An Ancient Town on the morning of October 11, 2022. Photo: Mai Thanh Chuong

Some small vessels with passengers on board are seen traveling in the Cau Pagoda area in the heart of Hoi An Ancient Town on the morning of October 11, 2022. Photo: Mai Thanh Chuong

Many foreigners use ‘boat tours’ offered by locals in Hoi An Ancient Town during the flooding. Photo: Mai Thanh Chuong

Many foreigners use ‘boat tours’ offered by locals in Hoi An Ancient Town during the flooding. Photo: Mai Thanh Chuong

A foreigner is seen carried by a man on his back from a small boat to a destination in a flooded area in Hoi An Ancient Town. Photo: Mai Thanh Chuong

A foreigner is carried by a man on his back from a small boat to a destination in a flooded area in Hoi An Ancient Town. Photo: Mai Thanh Chuong

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