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Boat on the Mekong near the market  
   

Boat on the Mekong near the market

Meandering down the Mekong

October 11th 2010
The Mekong River starts its long and arduous journey through South East Asia in Tibet and makes its way down to Vietnam via China, Burma, Laos, Thailand and Cambodia before it splits into nine tributaries and forms the Mekong Delta which eventually drains into the South China Sea. As it meanders south through the continent it provides the lifeblood for the regions it passes through. Commerce, reta ... read more
Asia » Vietnam » Mekong River Delta

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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