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Indochina 2012 (Vietnam and Cambodia) - Part 3

June 23rd 2012
After my arrival in Vietnam, I spent the first two days in the capital, Hanoi, the “City within the River’s Bend”, founded by Emperor Ly Thai To in AD 1010. It celebrated its millennium a couple of years ago. My guide’s name is Nguyen Cong Nang (minus the accents) and his English is pretty good. He calls me Lang, I call him Nang. It makes it easier for both of us and we get along great. It ... read more
Asia » Vietnam » Red River Delta » Hanoi

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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