Flora, Fauna, and Birds of Northern Vietnam

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Nov
2021
Cuc Phuong National Park
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Established as Vietnam’s first national park in 1962, Cuc Phuong covers 86 sq miles (223 sq km) of largely primary tropical forest, and is home to an impressive variety of fauna, including over 100 species each of mammals and reptiles, and more than 300 types of birds. The park is also famous for its range […]
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Mar
2020
Mekong Delta
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Rise of the east

01

Dec
2021
Do Anh Vu and To Hien Thanh
Posted by: admin /1980
Just as his father had sought to re-enact his grandfather’s expedition to Champa after designating him as crown prince in the 1060s, Ly Can Duc, after his  mother’s death and the settling of the succession question, showed an uncharac- teristic exuberance by personally leading an army in the field for the first time in  his […]
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Dec
2022
What’s it like living in Vietnam?
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What’s it like living in Vietnam? 1. Making friends is easy The Vietnamese, young and old, are always eager to welcome foreigners. Sit in a local street-side restaurant, and someone will start talking to you. Half the country are learning English, and the Vietnamese are keen to practice. Stay in a guesthouse, and you’ll find […]
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Traditional Music and Theater

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Nov
2021
Traditional Music and Theater
Posted by: admin /2080
Vietnam has a long and rich heritage of music and theater, combining both indigenous and foreign influences. Its repertoire of musical traditions plays an intrinsic role in the country’s many theater forms, and includes folk songs, classical music, imperial compositions, and the unique court ship melodies of various ethnic minorities. This multifaceted legacy is deeply […]
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Rise of the east

01

Dec
2021
The Ly–Song War
Posted by: admin /1860
The Viets spent 1076 preparing defenses. It is recorded that, in late spring of this year, the 10-year-old king was taken to inspect a “water barrier,” which, considering the course of later battles, was likely an underwater obstacle sealing the Bach Dang estuary. The naval war began three months before major land battles and continued […]
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Kim Lien Pagoda

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Nov
2021
Kim Lien Pagoda
Posted by: admin /1920
Situated on the northern shore of Ho Tay, the very attractive Kiem Lien Pagoda is somewhat out of the way, but well deserving of a visit. Legend has it that Princess Tu Hoa, daughter of 12th-century Emperor Ly Than Tong, brought her ladies-in-waiting to the area so they could cultivate silkworms for cloth. In 1771, […]
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Apr
2020
Vinh
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Ta Prohm

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Nov
2021
Ta Prohm
Posted by: admin /1680
Perhaps the most evocative and mysterious of all the tem ple structures at Angkor, Ta Prohm, which means Ancestor of Brahma, was originally a Buddhist monastery, built during King Jayavarman VII’s reign. A stone stele at the complex describes how powerful the monastery used to be. At its peak, it owned more than 3,000 villages, […]
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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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Retrospective

01

Dec
2021
The beginning of United States involvement
Posted by: admin /2060
Until 1950, the United States was uninvolved in the Vietnamese conflict. While supportive of France as a Cold War ally in Europe, the Truman administration refrained from providing direct assistance to French operations in Indochina, not wanting to be associated with what it viewed as a colonial policy. In early 1949, with the ongoing Berlin […]
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Lang Co Beach

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Nov
2021
Lang Co Beach
Posted by: admin /2030
To appreciate the full beauty of the Lang Co Peninsula, it is best to first catch a glimpse of it from the summit of the Hai Van Pass or from the wonderful, atmospheric train ride between Hue and Danang. Looking north from here, an idyllic picture in shimmering blue, white, and green appears. A narrow […]
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Exploring My Son

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Nov
2021
Exploring My Son
Posted by: admin /1880
Designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site, My Son is best visited in the early or late hours of the day to avoid the stream of visitors. Although centuries of pillage and more recent bombings have taken their toll, the ruins provide a glimpse into a fascinating Indianized culture. Evocative as the complex is, the groups […]
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Literature

01

Dec
2021
A historic watershed
Posted by: admin /1870
By mid 1407 the Ming announced that the Tran family was extinct and, report- edly in response to petitions from local leaders and elders, proceeded to organize  the imperial province of Giao Chi. Huang Fu, the senior civil official, immedi- ately began to establish a structure of government staffed by both local men and  men […]
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30

Mar
2023
Ba Ria-Vung Tau
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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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