“Lost in Hoi An” through the time-lapse lens of the British photographer

Hội An Ancient Town is an exceptionally well-preserved example of a South-East Asian trading port dating from the 15th to the 19th century. Its buildings and its street plan reflect the influences, both indigenous and foreign, that have combined to produce this unique heritage site.

Mentioning to Vietnam’s most famous scenic destinations, one certainly cannot miss the one and only the Old Citadel of Hoi An. Once called the “pearl of the South Sea”, Hoi An was the place for ships and merchants from all over to gather and trade. Hoi An is now also equally well-known to the tourists across the world due to its majestic beauty. Many tourists who came and fell in love with this city, and among them was Rob Whitworth. He spent a year in Hoi An and along the stay made a beautiful time-lapse video about the Old Citadel.

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Video about the daily life in Hoi An

In one minute and a half, Withworth shows the viewers the peaceful daily life in Hoi An. The video opens with a scene of dawn at the Great Gate beach, then the gentle Hoai River. In the center, surrounded by the beautiful scenes, is the simple daily lives of the people of Thanh Hoa taking place mostly on the boat travelling up and down on the rivers.

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Dawn at the gorgeous Hoi An

By using many cameras at many angles, Withworth express his view about the life of this famous city in the Central of Vietnam. Hoi An, which can be quiet and calm, can also be clamorous and energetic. Rob shares his story on Vimeo “I have the luck to live in Hoi An for more than a year and to consider this my home. As a tourist, I can only understand partially how this city lives and breathes. I want to capture and share the images that have inspired me so much during the time I was here at the Old Citadel.”

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The busy and clamorous atmosphere at the beginning of the day

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Cameras were set at many interesting angles, for instance, on the boat

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Hoi An becomes even more lively at night



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