Goooood Morning, Vietnam! March 18th 2008 First up, apologies for the cheesy title, but it's not often you actually get to say that from within Vietnam itself!
Ho Chi Minh City (HCMC), formerly known as Saigon, was renamed after the leader of the North Vietnamese communist party, who eventually won the American/Vietnam War and gained control of South Vietnam. Although now re-united and despite years of bitter fighting between the Nort ... read more
Asia » Vietnam » Southeast » Ho Chi Minh City » Cu Chi 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