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Vietnam , is the easternmost country on the Indochina Peninsula in Southeast Asia. It is bordered by China to the north, Laos to the northwest, Cambodia to the southwest, and the South China Sea to the east. With a population of over 86 million, Vietnam is the 13th most populous country in the world. The people of Vietnam regained independence and broke away from China in AD 938 after their victory at the battle of Bạch Đằng River. Successive dynasties flourished along with geographic and political expansion deeper into Southeast Asia, until it was colonized by the French in the mid-19th century. Efforts to resist the French eventually led to their expulsion from the country in the mid-20th century, leaving a nation divided politically into two countries. Fighting between the two sides continued during the Vietnam War, ending with a North Vietnamese victory in 1975. Emerging from this prolonged military engagement, the war-ravaged nation was politically isolated. The government’s centrally planned economic decisions hindered post-war reconstruction and its treatment of the losing side engendered more resentment than reconciliation. In 1986, it instituted economic and political reforms and began a path towards international reintegration. By 2000, it had established diplomatic relations with most nations. Its economic growth had been among the highest in the world in the past decade. These efforts culminated in Vietnam joining the World Trade Organization in 2007 and its successful bid to become a non-permanent member of the United Nations Security Council in 2008.

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The beautiful churches of Dalat - Hanoi
The beautiful churches of Dalat Dalat Cathedral Reaching the top of Prenn Pass, the gate to downtown Dalat, visitors can sight the high bell tower of the principle church of Dalat in the distance. However, the church on Tran Phu Street near the city post office is better known under the name of Nha Tho Con Ga because on the top of its bell tower sits the statue of a rooster, or con ga in Vietnamese. Historical documents show that the church started out as a small chapel that the French built in 1920 and named Hic Domus Est Dei. Two years later it was rebuilt into a 26m long, 8m wide cathedral with a 16m tall bell tower. From July 1931 to January 1942 the church was enlarged again to turn it into the largest cathedral in Dalat. Now it is...

Vietnam Airlines launches direct air route to Nagoya - Hanoi
Vietnam Airlines launches direct air route to Nagoya The airlines will conduct three flights a week on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, using B767-300ER planes. This is Vietnam Airlines' fifth direct air route to Japan and its first to the Chubu region - Japan's third largest economic hub after the Kanto (Tokyo) and Kansai (Osaka) regions. The Chubu region is located in central Japan, which is a centre for various key industries, including iron, steel, petro-chemistry and electricity, as well as the headquarters of major industrial groups such as Toyota, Yamaha and Honda. Vietnam Airlines already operates 21 flights to major cities in Japan every week, including four flights from Hanoi to Tokyo, seven from HCM City to Tokyo, seven from HCM City to Os...

Yang Bay imposing waterfall in Khanh Hoa - Hanoi
Yang Bay imposing waterfall in Khanh Hoa Yang Bay means smoke and dew of heaven?. It's high up in the hills where the air is fresh, cool and the spray thrown in all directions creates a screen of zillions of tiny water drops. Even though it's only 40km from Nha Trang City, Yang Bay was known only to woodcutters and a few other locals in the past. It didn't appear on any tourist map until 1998. Local authorities got to hear about it and decided to build a road. And a State -owned company called Khatoco has spent VND 20 billion turning the ?sleeping beauty? into Yang Bay Tourism Park without despoiling the landscape. Still, there is a plastic something-or-other swaying lightly in the wind to welcome visitors at the main entrance and from a distance they...

Ba Be National Park requested for honours - Hanoi
Ba Be National Park requested for honours According to National Heritage Council, Ba Be National Park is one of the 10 tangible and intangible heritage locations that Vietnam is requesting UNESCO to recognize. Together with three other National Parks - Hoang Lien (Lao Cai Province), Chu Nom Ray (Kon Tum Province) and Kon Ka King (Gia Lai Province), Ba Be was recognized as an ASEAN Heritage Park in late 2004, acknowledging its tourism, scientific research, cultural, and educational value. Ba Be National Park is located 40km from Bac Kan Town, 250 km from Hanoi. The park extends over more than 10,000 ha, in which the dominant feature is Ba Be Lake. The lake, after which the park is named, is surrounded by evergreen forests on limestone cliffs and is home ...

Oudong Burial Grounds - Hanoi
Oudong Burial Grounds Approximately 40Km North of Phnom Penh, and located on a hill overlooking vast plains, this site is famous for its stupas and if you have the energy you can walk the 509 steps to the top of the hill from where you will see the Oudong township and the beautiful surrounding countryside. Oudong was the capital of Cambodia from the early 17th century until 1866 when the capital was moved to Phnom Penh. King Monivong (1927 to 1941) and King Ang Duong (1845 to 1859) are buried there.