Couchfish Day 189: The Hội An Hoard

Any guidebook worth its mettle at some stage or another describes Hội An as a “once thriving trade centre”. This is true—Hội An (known as Faifo to foreign traders of the time), was the commercial capital of the Kingdom of Champa. At the time, the Cham people controlled the lucrative spice trade, with routes stretching as far afield as Egypt.

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