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YEN TU

November 25th 2008
On the way back from Cat Ba island to Hanoi last October we stopped off to see the famous pilgrimage site at Yen Tu (by the way, for Westerners, it is'nt pronounced Yen 'Too' because it has a squiggly tone marker over the 'u' which makes it almost impossible for me to say properly!). This is a holy mountain at 3,477 ft (1,060 m). It is named after a monk Yen Ky who lived about 2,000 years ago. W ... read more
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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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