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VIETNAM


Location - South East Asia; Capital - Hanoi; Population - 88 million; Currency - Dong

A bus and shared taxi from Nanning, China preceded my arrival in Hanoi, in September 1999.

 

vietnote500 Vietnamese Dong

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

viet1Hoan Kiem Lake, Hanoi

 

 

viet2Posing for the camera, Hoan Kiem Lake, Hanoi

 

 

 

viet2aTran Quoc pagoda on West Lake, Hanoi

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

viet3The old quarter of Hanoi

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

viet4Mobile clothes shop or taking home the laundry? Hanoi

 

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viet5Ho Chi Minh's mausoleum, Hanoi

 

 

viet6The Presidential Palace of Ho Chi Minh, Hanoi

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

viet7Site of the 'Hanoi Hilton' (aka Hoa Loa prison) where US prisoners of war were held during the Vietnam War, Hanoi

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

viet8Hanoi barber at work

 

 

viet9Remnants of American aircraft, Hanoi

 

 

viet12Entrance to the 19th century Citadel at Hue, home to emperors of the Nguyen dynasty

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

viet13The Austin car belonging to the Buddhist monk who set himself on fire in Saigon in 1963, protesting against Buddhist discrimination by the government of the time. Hue

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

viet14The Royal Tombs of the Nguyen dynasty, an enjoyable bike ride from Hue

 

 

viet15The Royal Tombs near Hue

 

 

viet16Site of the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) that separated North and South Vietnam between 1954 and 1975

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

viet17Former Khe Sanh airstrip, which was a US base during the war - DMZ tour

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

viet19The Vinh Moc tunnels were used as living quarters by villagers during the war - DMZ tour

 

 

viet20China Beach, between Hue and Hoi An

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

viet21Hoi An's old quarter

 

 

viet22Welcome to Vietnam! Hoi An

 

 

viet23One of my favourites - I waited for the boat to emerge from beneath a bridge in Hoi An

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

viet25From the same bridge in Hoi An - I think it's called Cam Nam bridge

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

viet24Vietnamese students in traditional dress, Hoi An

 

 

viet26Getting very drunk on Mama Hanh's tour, Nha Trang

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

viet27Preparing for a Buddhist ceremony, near Nha Trang

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

viet28Former US embassy, famed for a helicopter lift in 1975 during the fall of Saigon to the North Vietnamese, Ho Chi Minh City

 

 

viet28aNotre Dame cathedral in Ho Chi Minh (Saigon)

 

 

viet29The Viet Cong's tunnel system at Cu Chi

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

viet31Cu Chi tunnels - they have been widened for tourism. The photo above gives you a better impression of the claustrophobic space they operated in

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

viet32The Caodai Great Temple at Tay Ninh. It's some building..

 

 

viet33Inside the Temple at Tay Ninh. Caodaism has around 2 million followers in southern Vietnam

 

 

viet34The Mekong Delta near Mytho

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

viet35Akiko and Yoko, Mekong Delta

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

viet36Lovely scenery in the Mekong Delta

 

 

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