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Door eyes in Hoi An
Posted On Fri, Oct 11, 2013 by CheapTourVietnam
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Visiting Hoi An Ancient Town, travelers will easily see many houses with wooden eyes pinned on the door. This is a trait of housing architecture in Hoi An, bringing about special, unique and distinctive value of culture to this land.  It was an eye share by wooden finely diversified symmetrical front doors. So far, there have been no satisfactory answer for the real meaning and its behind story as well as the decoration concept of “eyes” in front of the houses in Hoi An. But for the local, it is spiritual symbol. The eyes are there to welcome friendly people, but also to send the evil spirit away to keep peace for the house and the family, budget Vietnam tour.  

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Not only pinned on the doors of houses, the symbol of eyes is also drawn in front of fishing boats in the Central region. The fishermen here notion that boats as well as fishes, fishes have eyes to swim, the boat must have eyes to guide to where to fish, avoid danger, eyes painted on the boat making the shark scared because it thought black eyes are great enemies. Eye 



 
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