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ninh binh

December 29th 2009
Ninh Binh is a small town a few hours south of Hanoi, maintaining its small size (relatively) as is a bit more off of the standard tourist trail with the main draw being the Tam Coc grottoes a few kilometres outside of town. The latter is usually described as 'Ha Long Bay on land' and surrounded by rice paddies. As it was on our route south, we thought we'd stop for a few days and see if it wa ... read more
Asia » Vietnam » Red River Delta » Ninh Binh

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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