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Citadel, Hue

Vietnam

September 1st 2008
After the bus ride to end all bus rides, we arrived in Hanoi. The city bustled with people (and mopeds) and was quite a contrast to sedate Laos. We based ourselves in the Old quarter of town. It has tiny narrow streets with streets stalls on both sides about 3 feet gap for people to walk through which is usually occupied by a motorbikes, still i enjoyed the fast pace of it all. One of the firs ... read more
Asia » Vietnam » Southeast » Ho Chi Minh City

Vietnamese Flag The conquest of Vietnam by France began in 1858 and was completed by 1884. It became part of French Indochina in 1887. Independence was declared after World War II, but the French continued to rule until 1954 when they were defeated by Communist forc... ... read more
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