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The Temple of Literature in Hanoi  
   

The Temple of Literature in Hanoi

82 stone tortoises with stelae on their backs to record the names of successful contestants in the examinations between 1442 and 1778. They were recently recognized as UNESCO world heritage. This place used to be the first university of Vietnam.
Vietnam - Guide for trip planners

December 20th 2014
In 2005, when I was a regular member in the Thorn Tree travel forum of the Lonely Planet website, I created the FAQ thread for Vietnam (FAQ means Frequently Asked Questions). This sticky thread on the top of SE Asia Mainland Branch has reached over 500,000 views up to date. The problem is that whenever I wanted to edit or update information in this thread, I had to send a message to the Moderator. ... read more
Asia » Vietnam

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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