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Top tourist town Hoi An left in a mess as typhoon water recedes in central Vietnam

Top tourist town Hoi An left in a mess as typhoon water recedes in central Vietnam


Hoi An looked much drier on Wednesday afternoon than two days before, when downpours from Typhoon Damrey flooded half of the ancient town by up to three meters (10 feet).


Top tourist town Hoi An left in a mess as typhoon water recedes in central Vietnam


The water level has fallen by nearly two meters at the 400-year-old Japanese Bridge, which was closed to visitors on Monday.


Top tourist town Hoi An left in a mess as typhoon water recedes in central Vietnam


Locals and soldiers pick up trash around the Thu Bon River.


Top tourist town Hoi An left in a mess as typhoon water recedes in central Vietnam


People no longer have to paddle across town, but there are still regular showers.


Top tourist town Hoi An left in a mess as typhoon water recedes in central Vietnam


Major tourist sites have been cleaned up. Hoi An is one of the most popular destinations in Vietnam and is a scheduled stop for world delegates attending the APEC Summit in nearby Da Nang this weekend.


Top tourist town Hoi An left in a mess as typhoon water recedes in central Vietnam


Nguyen Thai Hoc lantern street is expecting important guests.


Top tourist town Hoi An left in a mess as typhoon water recedes in central Vietnam


A tailor's shop on Tran Phu Street has reopened.



Typhoon Damrey struck central Vietnam on Saturday, killing 106 people and leaving 25 others missing as of Wednesday, Vietnam’s search and rescue committee said.