Background image of Vietnamese delegation in the Columbia Gorge. Photo courtesy of Julia Babcock/ Portland State

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Vietnam’s Hoi An and the resilience of culture

Over the last few decades, Hoi An has experienced a renaissance, growing to 100,000 local residents and hosting over 2 million tourists a year. Despite the economic shifts, Hoi An’s culture has remained strong creating a unique convergence of people, traditions, and philosophy.