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Mỹ Thuận suspension bridge  
   

Mỹ Thuận suspension bridge

There may be only one large bridge spanning a branch of the Mekong, but it's an impressive one. This bridge was built with Australian financial assistance and has eliminated a lengthy ferry crossing.
Orchard Islands

July 25th 2006
We got back to Cần Thơ from our trip to the floating markets around lunchtime. After a quick bite in Cần Thơ, we caught a minibus heading towards Sài Gòn (the Vietnamese are adamant that their language is monosyllabic so I'll stick to their spellings) a.k.a. Hồ Chí Minh City. Unsurprisingly, government employees and policemen aside, Southern Vietnamese people prefer the name Sài Gòn. ... read more
Asia » Vietnam » Mekong River Delta » Vinh Long

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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