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Saturday, September 1, 2012

Soundscape: Hoi An Vietnam


The following videos present soundscape experiences by visitors to Hoi An Vietnam. Hoi An has a pedestrian-friendly Old Town area closed to cars. The city 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 UNESCO heritage site. Hoi An is located on the South Central Coast of Vietnam along the South China Sea and is home to approximately 120,000 inhabitants. 

Quiet Streets of Hoi An (1:02) A night time stroll down a street in the historic district reflects a time past without cars and shops open to the passing of pedestrians.

Hoi An (8:16) This video presents a daylight view of the historic district and then moves out into the surrounding area. The contrast between the soundscape of night and day is an interesting exploration.

Source: YouTube

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