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Viw from Hang Sung Sot

Indochina 2012 (Vietnam and Cambodia) - Part 4

June 25th 2012
Northern Vietnam is a rich repository of history and tradition, blessed with great natural grandeur, ranging from the high mountains of the west to the magical karst islands rising from Halong Bay in the east. The latter is my destination on this Sunday morning. I am leaving Hanoi through its bustling and noisy streets and taking one of the major highways out of the capital city. However, the high ... read more
Asia » Vietnam » Northeast » Quang Ninh » Halong Bay

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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