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Lian Tan Buddha

Lantsau Island, Hong Kong. Largest outdoor seated bronze Buddha in the world!
Saigon via Hong Kong

June 3rd 2009
Welcome to Joe and Nancy’s Southeast Asia blog. We're calling our little adventure “The Re-humanization Tour.” Thanks to the graciousness and generosity of our good friends, Sandy Sands and Constance Wise, our trip got off to a fine start at 3:30 am on Wednesday May 27 (Joe’s birthday). After about 24 hours of travel, we arrived in the very cosmopolitan and technologically sophisticated ... read more
Asia » Vietnam » Southeast » Ho Chi Minh City

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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