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The Faraway Tree

Da Lat and around - the real Vietnam

August 27th 2013
Da Lat was just a 4 hour bus drive from Nha Trang but rising to 1,500 metres the dramatic change in climate makes it feel like much further away. This city was originally developed to be much needed salvation from the heat and humidity of the south central coast but although nicknamed the city of flowers because of it's nationwide trade of cut flowers, the city itself is not that pretty and ac ... read more
Asia » Vietnam » Central Highlands

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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