October 22, 2020: With ancient town Hoi An submerged under floodwater following prolonged heavy rains, small boats have become the main means of transport locally.
A boat and kayaks pass along Nguyen Thai Hoc Street near the Museum of Folklore on October 8, 2020.
Small boats are moored near Hoi An Market at the intersection of Tran Phu and Tran Quy Cap streets on October 12, 2020.
A group of foreigners experience flooded Hoi An Town by boat. Nearly every household in Hoi An’s low-lying districts has a boat stored on the roof in preparation for the annual flood season.
All tourist activities in Hoi An have been suspended since early October following heavy rains and severe flooding.
Bach Dang Street near Pagoda Bridge, a symbol of Hoi An, was submerged under 0.5 meters of water on October 11, 2020. In Hoi An, floodwater started to rise between October 8-12 and then receded slowly but rose again on October 17-18.