Dynastic discipline

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Dec
2021
Dynastic discipline
Posted by: admin /2140
The fourth issue raised by Nguyen Van Thanh in 1812 proved to be his undoing. This was the succession question. Gia Long’s three eldest sons were already dead. The choice of crown prince was between My Duong, the eldest son of former Crown Prince Canh, who was in his teens and was Gia Long’s eldest […]
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Bitexco Financial Tower

24

Nov
2021
Bitexco Financial Tower
Posted by: admin /1930
Since opening in 2010, this building has become Saigon’s newest icon and an emblem of the city’s rejuvenation. The tallest building in the city, its slender, tapered shape with a helipad jutting near the top is visible from everywhere in the city center. The main attraction for visitors is the Saigon Skydeck on the 49th […]
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Chau Doc

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Nov
2021
Chau Doc
Posted by: admin /2080
Life and commerce in Chau Doc, a bustling border town, centers on the water. Many people live not only by the river in stilt houses, but on it in floating houses. The town’s exceptionally busy market is also located along the riverfront. During a period of several centuries, control over Chau Doc has passed between […]
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Domestic ferment with Europe at war

01

Dec
2021
Domestic ferment with Europe at war
Posted by: admin /1980
In 1911, inspired by the Chinese revolution, Phan Boi Chau organized the Vietnamese Restoration Society (Viet Nam Quang Phuc Hoi) in southern China and endeavored to rebuild a network of activists in Tonkin. The only results of  this were some assassinations and bombings in 1913, which attracted the atten- tion of French security agents who […]
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A new peace

01

Dec
2021
Mobilizing resources: eunuchs, slaves, dikes, and war
Posted by: admin /2010
An important class of people at court was eunuchs. As had been the case during the Ly dynasty, Tran eunuchs were typically the products of self-castration. Some young men took this route to gain access to the palaces and to the powerful people in them. An example of someone becoming a eunuch was recorded in […]
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Hanoi Street Finder

24

Nov
2021
Tay Phuong Pagoda
Posted by: admin /2070
This small temple is perched on top of a hill said to resemble a buffalo, and lies a short distance west of Thay Pagoda, hence its name, which means Western Pagoda. Originally dating from the 8th century, it is best known for its impressive collection of more than 70 finely carved, jackfruit-wood  statues representing incarna- […]
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Outbreak of a new war

01

Dec
2021
Outbreak of a new war
Posted by: admin /2090
The central issue in subsequent Franco-Vietnamese negotiations was the status of Cochinchina. D’Argenlieu was determined to deny Ho Chi Minh’s government any claim to the south. At a conference held during April and May in Dalat, a  colonial resort in the Central Highlands, d’Argenlieu made it clear to the Viet- namese representatives from Hanoi that […]
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A new peace

01

Dec
2021
Farewell to tattoos
Posted by: admin /2200
In late 1288, tax exemptions were published proportional to wartime damages. But there were also long-term economic and social effects of the war. By autumn of 1290, a famine began that lasted for two years, causing taxes to be cancelled entirely. The Tran court distributed food to the poor for a time until overwhelmed by […]
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Independence Palace

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Nov
2021
Independence Palace
Posted by: admin /2020
Set on well­maintained and spacious grounds, this historic building is a prominent symbol of the country’s political history. During the 19th century, Independence Palace was the  site of the Norodom Palace, former residence of the French  governor general. It was later occupied by South Vietnam’s President Ngo Dinh Diem, and named the Presidential Palace. In […]
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22

Nov
2021
Quy Nhon
Posted by: admin /2160
A substantial fishing port with reasonable beaches, Quy Nhon sees few visitors barring those who overnight here to break the trip between Nha Trang and Hoi An. Long Khan Pagoda, Quy Nhon’s most revered Buddhist temple, is located right in the center of town on Tran Cao Van Street. Dating back to the early 18th […]
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24

Nov
2021
Hanoi Citadel
Posted by: admin /2090
For centuries, Hanoi Citadel was only accessible to the country’s rulers, but in 2010, it was recognized by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site and is now open to the public. Unfortunately, much of the site was destroyed by the French in the late 19th century, however, the surviving buildings are worth a visit. At […]
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Formation of French Cochinchina

01

Dec
2021
Politics and government in the south
Posted by: admin /2100
Nguyen Phuc Chu was concerned with much more than the Mekong frontier. In 1697 and again in 1714 he fought brief wars with upland chieftains who threatened to cut the Cam Lo Road west from Quang Tri to the Mekong, a  route not only important commercially but also militarily because of its proxim- ity to […]
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Hanoi

01

Dec
2021
Hanoi
Posted by: admin /2160
After shifting its headquarters from the mountains to Hanoi in late 1954, the Democratic Republic of Vietnam received large amounts of aid from China and  the Soviet Union, including food, consumer goods, military and industrial equip- ment, and money. But the greatest foreign presence in North Vietnamese domes- tic affairs was Chinese supervision of the […]
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Nguyen Phuc Khoat, the first southern king

01

Dec
2021
Vantage
Posted by: admin /1970
Vietnamese scholars have endeavored to project a sense of national identity back into the past as far as possible. In the modern period, it became common for Vietnamese to affirm a national history going back four thousand years to when archaeologists date artifacts that they have assembled and categorized under the name of Phung Nguyen […]
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Formation of the Second Republic of Vietnam

01

Dec
2021
Formation of the Second Republic of Vietnam
Posted by: admin /2590
Lyndon Johnson accepted the American commitment to defeat the communist attempt to take over South Vietnam, but he subordinated the implementation of this commitment to the presidential election of 1964 and to his ambitious domestic legislative agenda, which occupied him during the first half of 1965. Consequently, when, in March 1965, he opened direct American […]
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