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Hoi An after Noru Storm

If you follow the news, you may have seen that a massive storm, called Noru, made landfall in central Vietnam last week. It was one of the most significant storms ever recorded in the area, and the damages were quite consequent. I spent a few hours in Hoi an old town taking photos the day after the Noru storm.

I didn’t venture outside my house before the storm was well ended, as I had a few things to clean and fix up (mostly in my garden, which looked like a battlefield when we woke up). But I did venture into the old town for a bit, enjoying the reflections from the flooded streets. 

Hoi an old town was actually very busy right after the Noru storm. Lots of tourists and locals alike flocked to the old town to see the flooded streets, a yearly tradition. The crowded streets created an interesting contrast with all the destruction. Disaster tourism they call it?

Here is a short series of images taken in Hoi an old town after the Noru storm.

Now that the storm has passed, we can enjoy some pretty good light in Hoi An. Time to go back and run our daily photography tours in the area, and to get ready for our upcoming Bangladesh photography tour!

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Founder of Pics of Asia, Etienne is a teacher with a photography habit.


  1. Anne Forbes on October 3, 2022 at 10:52 am

    Etienne, I am so sorry to see the damage and flooding in Hoi An. It brings back a memory of October 2013. I was in Hoi An on the night and next day when a typhoon swept through that delightful town. Good wishes from Australia to the inhabitants of Hoi An!


    • Etienne on October 3, 2022 at 4:43 pm

      Thanks a lot Anne!!

  2. Wendy Urquhart on October 5, 2022 at 4:15 pm

    Great to witness the resilience of Hoi An people.
    We also survived Typhoon Noru and were witness to the clean up afterwards.
    Glad we were able to do your photography tour before the Typhoon and highly recommend it.
    Wendy ( Aust,).

    • Etienne on October 8, 2022 at 7:19 am

      Thanks a lot Wendy!!!! Keep shooting 🙂

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