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Ha Noi

May 12th 2010
The capital of the north. Ha Noi has a much more old style feeling to it than Saigon in the south. This is probably due to the war and not being bombed as much. One of our main stops was to Van Mieu or Temple of Literature which was established by King Ly Thanh Tong and it just took six years to graduate itself to a university in Hanoi in Vietnam. The temple was a measure to commemorate Con ... read more
Asia » Vietnam » Northeast

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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