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One of the tanks that stormed in palace in 1975  
   

One of the tanks that stormed in palace in 1975

A day to visit Vietnams largest city

August 4th 2012
When I was planning out my time in Vietnam I had originally planned to spend time in Ho Chi Minh city (Saigon as most of the locals still call it). Then, however, timing wise I thought I was only going to be able to fly in and catch a bus right away to Cambodia if I was to make it back to Bangkok in time for my flight to China. But after some reevaluating, I was able to work in one full day in Vie ... 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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