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Sapa, Mountains of Northwest Vietnam Photo 9

Sapa, Mountains of Northwest Vietnam

June 7th 2009
Sapa was a hill station in the Northwest mountains that linked the surrounding hill tribe minorities to each other, but has since become a popular spot for tourists. Sapa sits next to and views Mount Fansipan, the highest peak in Vietnam. While the town itself completely revolves around tourism, its one of those places that is impossible to drain of its authenticity. It is very small and built ... read more
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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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