Rex Hotel

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Nov
2021
Rex Hotel
Posted by: admin /2080
Located in the center of the city, the Rex Hotel has played an important part in Ho Chi Minh City’s history ever since its construction in the 1950s. Originally built by French colonial developers, it quickly became a focus of the social and military activities of American soldiers during the Vietnam War. It was from […]
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Perfume Pagoda

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Nov
2021
Perfume Pagoda
Posted by: admin /1920
Nestled in forested limestone cliffs, and overlooking the Suoi Yen River, Perfume Pagoda is arguably one of Vietnam’s most spec tacular sights. Located on Nui Huong Tich or Fragrant Vestige Mountain, the pagoda is actually a complex of around 30 Buddhist shrines. The most fascina ting of these is the Huong Tich Pagoda, which is […]
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Mar
2023
Ba Ria-Vung Tau
Posted by: admin /134
Ba Ria-Vung Tau is a beautiful coastal province located in the southern part of Vietnam. It is a popular destination for both domestic and international tourists due to its stunning beaches, picturesque landscapes, and diverse cultural attractions. One of the top attractions in Ba Ria-Vung Tau is its beautiful beaches, which are perfect for swimming, […]
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Formation of French Cochinchina

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Dec
2021
Formation of French Cochinchina
Posted by: admin /2010
The inability to pacify the Red River plain and to eradicate the appeal of Le dynastic pretenders was a great weakness of the Hue monarchy and prevented concentration of the country’s resources against the French at Saigon. The Le Duy Cu rebellion of 1854–1855 in which Cao Ba Quat had played a part was followed […]
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Notre Dame Cathedral

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Nov
2021
Notre Dame Cathedral
Posted by: admin /1990
The basilica-style Notre Dame Cathedral, or Nha Tho Duc Ba, is the largest church ever built in the French Empire. When it was completed in 1880, its 40-m (120-ft) spires made it the tallest structure in the city. At first glance it seems to be brick-built, but in fact, the façade is made of red […]
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A Franco-Vietnamese government

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Dec
2021
War begins
Posted by: admin /2130
During the 1620s the sons of Trinh Tung and Nguyen Hoang commenced a war that continued for fifty years and ended in stalemate. The exigencies of this war led to fundamental changes in both the north and the south, with the Trinh regime expanding its base of support to include the people of the Red […]
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Ta Prohm

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Nov
2021
Prasat Neak Pean
Posted by: admin /2110
One of the most unusual temples at Angkor, Prasat Neak Pean or Coiled Serpents is a unique structure dating from the late 12th century. Like much else at Angkor, it was founded by King Jayavarman VII. Dedicated to Buddhism, it is located in the middle of the now dry lake, North Baray. The temple is […]
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Mar
2020
Son La
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Houses in the Mekong Delta

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Nov
2021
Houses in the Mekong Delta
Posted by: admin /2280
Home to thousands of people who live not only beside the river, but on it, the Mekong Delta is known for two of Vietnam’s most distinct forms of houses – stilt and floating. While stilt houses line the steep banks, villages of floating homes occupy the river, completely independent of land. Resting on tall bamboo […]
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From Dien Khanh to Binh Dinh

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Dec
2021
From Dien Khanh to Binh Dinh
Posted by: admin /1840
After breaking the nine-month siege of Dien Khanh, Nguyen Phuc Anh spent 1796 reorganizing his armies, making new appointments, inspecting agriculture, holding a literary examination, building ships, buying weapons, training horses, conscripting soldiers, and admonishing his generals, who were wasting their spare time on gambling and cockfights. When the south winds arrived in 1797, he […]
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One Pillar Pagoda

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Nov
2021
Kim Lien
Posted by: admin /2040
A pilgrimage site of sorts, Kim  Lien is celebrated as the birth- place and childhood home of  Ho Chi Minh (see p173), who was born in nearby Hoang Tru village in 1890. He stayed there until he was five years old, and then moved to Hue with his father. In 1901, how ever, he returned […]
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Nguyen Phuc Khoat, the first southern king

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Dec
2021
Nguyen Phuc Khoat, the first southern king
Posted by: admin /1920
In 1738, Nguyen Phuc Tru died and was succeeded by his 25-year-old eldest son Nguyen Phuc Khoat. He ruled for twenty-seven years during a time when the Trinh were beset by vast, prolonged rebellions in the north and the southerners annexed the remaining territories in the Mekong plain that would become Vietnamese. He presided with […]
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Con Dao Islands

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Nov
2021
Con Dao Islands
Posted by: admin /1970
A cluster of 16 islands, Con Dao may be remote but, with its remarkable forests, wildlife, and beaches, it is one of the most astound ing destinations in Vietnam. Declared a nature preserve in 1993, Con Dao National Park covers a massive portion of the archipelago, stretching across 154 sq miles (400 sq km). About […]
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General Post Office

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Nov
2021
General Post Office
Posted by: admin /1930
Designed by French architect Gustave Eiffel between 1886 and 1891, Buu Dien Trung Tam or the General Post Office is one of the most attractive buildings in the city. Its massive façade is coral colored with a cream trim and also features carvings of the faces of famous philosophers and scientists, below which are finely […]
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Street-by-Street: Old Quarter

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Nov
2021
Street-by-Street: Old Quarter
Posted by: admin /1900
Buzzing with noise and activity, the Old Quarter is the oldest and most lively commercial district in Hanoi. During the 13th century, several artisans settled along the Red River to cater to the needs of the palace. Later, the crafts became concen trated in this area, with each street specializing in a particular product. Over […]
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