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Hanoi - The Old Quarter

Across the border to wonderful Vietnam

November 25th 2006
We finally arrived in Vietnam!...after an incredibly complicated passage across the border from China. But it was worth it. Our time in Vietnam, working our way down from Hanoi in the north to Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon) in the south, was fantastic. We love this country! Hanoi is a beautiful, bustling capital city. It has a strong influence from its French colonial past, evident in its architectu ... read more
Asia » Vietnam » South Central Coast » Quảng Nam » Hoi An

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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