Ho Chi Minh City Mekong Delta Handbook

From the largest and most dynamic city in Vietnam to the sleepy Mekong Delta, Footprint covers the top attractions in this enchanting region plus lesser-known sights off the beaten track.

Author: David Lloyd

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ISBN: 1910120286

Category: Travel

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From the largest and most dynamic city in Vietnam to the sleepy Mekong Delta, Footprint covers the top attractions in this enchanting region plus lesser-known sights off the beaten track.
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Ho Chi Minh City South Vietnam

From the largest and most dynamic city in Vietnam to the sleepy Mekong Delta, Footprint covers the top attractions in this enchanting region plus lesser-known sights off the beaten track.

Author: David W. Lloyd

Publisher:

ISBN: 1910120901

Category: Ho Chi Minh City (Vietnam)

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From the largest and most dynamic city in Vietnam to the sleepy Mekong Delta, Footprint covers the top attractions in this enchanting region plus lesser-known sights off the beaten track.
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South Vietnam

This guide focuses on Ho Chi Minh City, the Mekong River Delta, Hoi An, Nha Trang, Dalat & the Southern Highlands - all of the southern half of Vietnam.

Author: Janet Arrowood

Publisher: Hunter Publishing, Inc

ISBN: 9781588439604

Category: Travel

Page: 248

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This guide focuses on Ho Chi Minh City, the Mekong River Delta, Hoi An, Nha Trang, Dalat & the Southern Highlands - all of the southern half of Vietnam. Huge lakes, tremendous waterfalls, elephant rides, jungles, wonderful people, fabulous food. The sense of the new and unknown will amaze you. Prices? Phenomenally low. And the scenery is spectacular. Canoe on Vietnam's historic lakes, kayak the South China Sea, see some of the largest waterfalls in the world, visit the islands, trek to hill-tribe areas, visit former royal palaces, wander through local markets. The imperial temples along the Perfume River are unforgettable. Travel Adventures are about living more intensely, waking up to your surroundings and truly experiencing all that you encounter. Each book offers an ideal mix of practical travel info along with culturally enriching activities and physical adventures. And the fun is for everyone, no matter what his or her age or ability. Comprehensive background information - history, culture, geography and climate - gives you a solid knowledge of each destination and its people. Regional chapters take you on an introductory tour, with stops at museums, historic sites and local attractions. Places to stay and eat; transportation to, from and around your destination; practical concerns; tourism contacts - its all here! Detailed maps feature walking and driving tours. Then come the adventures - both cultural and physical - from canoeing and hiking to taking dance or cooking classes. This unique approach allows you to really immerse yourself in the local culture. This guide is based on our larger work, Vietnam, Laos & Cambodia, but it focuses primarily on Vietnam.
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The Selected Works of Ho Chi Minh

Ho Chi Minh (1890 - 1969), born Nguyen Sinh Cung and also known as Nguyen Ai Quoc, was a Vietnamese Marxist-Leninist revolutionary leader who was prime minister (1945-1955) and president (1945-1969) of the Democratic Republic of Vietnam ...

Author: Chí Minh Hồ

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 1466482672

Category: Communism

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Ho Chi Minh (1890 - 1969), born Nguyen Sinh Cung and also known as Nguyen Ai Quoc, was a Vietnamese Marxist-Leninist revolutionary leader who was prime minister (1945-1955) and president (1945-1969) of the Democratic Republic of Vietnam (North Vietnam). He was a key figure in the formation of the Democratic Republic of Vietnam in 1945, as well as the People's Army of Vietnam (PAVN) and the Vietcong during the Vietnam War until his death in 1969. Ho led the Viet Minh independence movement from 1941 onward, establishing the communist-governed Democratic Republic of Vietnam in 1945 and defeating the French Union in 1954 at Dien Bien Phu. He lost political power in 1955-when he was replaced as prime minister-but remained the highly visible figurehead of North Vietnam-through the presidency-until his death. The capital of South Vietnam, Saigon, after the Fall of Saigon, was renamed Ho Chi Minh City in his honor.
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The History of Vietnam

An essential addition for high school and public library shelves, The History of Vietnam is the only reference book to examine Vietnam's complete history, from the 2nd century BCE to the present.

Author: Justin Corfield

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9780313341946

Category: History

Page: 184

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Everyone knows Vietnam for its turbulent environment during the second half of the 20th century, but few know that archaeologists believe that civilization there existed as far back as the Bronze Age. Vietnam's history runs rampant with clashing dynasties, civil wars and power struggles between the North and South, and conflicts with neighboring and other countries. First ruled under China's close watch for centuries, Vietnam fell under conflicting commands of France and Japan during the 19th and 20th centuries-finally leading to the split of North and South Vietnam, and ultimately, the Vietnam War. Today, Vietnam still struggles with its scars from the past, but is slowly emerging as its own country, independent of China and France. An essential addition for high school and public library shelves, The History of Vietnam is the only reference book to examine Vietnam's complete history, from the 2nd century BCE to the present.
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Return to Vietnam

It was a good choice for him - and for his family. About the book Art says, "I hope that talking about this journey of healing - and how it has changed me - will help other veterans and their families.

Author: Linda G. Myers

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 9781467874441

Category: Biography & Autobiography

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Art Myers is a Viet Nam veteran with memories. In 2005 he and his wife Linda traveled to Viet Nam with a group led by a psychotherapist who works with veterans affected by Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). From the Mekong Delta in the south, to Hanoi in the north, it was a life-changing journey. Art's story is not unusual. He was a sergeant in the Marine Corps in 1968, a radio repairman stationed at Da Nang during the Tet offensive. He saw only one day of combat, but that day affected every aspect of his life for 35 years. Many veterans suffer from their memories of their time at war. They may bury them, or deny them, or run from them, or act out in other areas of their lives. Alcoholism, drug addiction and suicide rates are higher than average, as are failed relationships and chronic unemployment. Art decided to return to Viet Nam, to overlay the memories of the young man during a terrible time with those of a man in late middle age. It was a good choice for him - and for his family. About the book Art says, "I hope that talking about this journey of healing - and how it has changed me will help other veterans and their families. The idea of helping even one other veteran stop the nightmares and gain some peace made my story worth sharing.""
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Historical Dictionary of Ho Chi Minh City

The economic boom in Saigon continued, but it was now solely based on US
government funding, which increased dramatically after March 1965, when US
marines arrived in South Vietnam. The Vietnam War from 1965 until 1975 saw ...

Author: Justin Corfield

Publisher: Anthem Press

ISBN: 9781783083336

Category: Reference

Page: 388

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Offering a concise overview of Ho Chi Minh City’s history and development, the ‘Historical Dictionary of Ho Chi Minh City’ presents a comprehensive historical survey of the city in the form of an alphabetical list of keywords and names, with accompanying definitions. Both well-researched and authoritative, the volume draws upon a wide range of modern sources, and contains an introductory essay about the city, a chronology, a list of acronyms and abbreviations, photographs and appendixes of supplemental information.
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Dreaming of Money in Ho Chi Minh City

13 The General Accounting Office estimated that selling discounted dollars
provided at least 80 percent of South Vietnam's domestic revenue. By heavily
discounting the US dollar, the General Accounting Office warned that the
credibility of the ...

Author: Allison J. Truitt

Publisher: University of Washington Press

ISBN: 9780295804620

Category: Social Science

Page: 224

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The expanding use of money in contemporary Vietnam has been propelled by the rise of new markets, digital telecommunications, and an ideological emphasis on money's autonomy from the state. People in Vietnam use the metaphor of "open doors" to describe their everyday experiences of market liberalization and to designate the end of Vietnam's postwar social isolation and return to a consumer- oriented environment. Dreaming of Money in Ho Chi Minh City examines how money is redefining social identities, moral economies, and economic citizenship in Vietnam. It shows how people use money as a standard of value to measure social and moral worth, how money is used to create new hierarchies of privilege and to limit freedom, and how both domestic and global monetary politics affect the cultural politics of identity in Vietnam. Drawing on interviews with shopkeepers, bankers, vendors, and foreign investors, Allison Truitt explores the function of money in everyday life. From counterfeit currencies to streetside lotteries, from gold shops to crowded temples, she relates money's restructuring to performances of identity. By locating money in domains often relegated to the margins of the economy-households, religion, and gender- she demonstrates how money is shaping ordinary people's sense of belonging and citizenship in Vietnam.
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Vietnamese Women at War

As their country continues to modernize, Vietnamese Women at War preserves the stories of the "long-haired warriers" while they remain alive and before the war fades from memory.

Author: Sandra C. Taylor

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015046495878

Category: History

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Taylor relates how this war for liberation from foreign oppressors also liberated Vietnamese women from centuries of Confucian influence that had made them second-class citizens. She reveals that Communism's promise of freedom from those strictures influenced their involvement in the war, and also shares the irony that their sex gave them an advantage in battle or subterfuge over Western opponents blinded by gender stereotypes. As their country continues to modernize, Vietnamese Women at War preserves the stories of the "long-haired warriers" while they remain alive and before the war fades from memory. By showing that they were not victims of war but active participants, it offers a wholly unique perspective on that conflict. This rare study reveals much about gender roles and cultural differences and reminds us of the ever-present human dimension of war.
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Ho Chi Minh City Saigon

Ho Chi Minh City is Vietnam's living experiment in 'new thinking'; home to some of the best bars, wettest water parks, and most serene and beautiful temples in Asia. * 13 maps, including five in full colour * floor plans of the city's ...

Author: Mason Florence

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ISBN: 0864426143

Category: Travel

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Ho Chi Minh City is Vietnam's living experiment in 'new thinking'; home to some of the best bars, wettest water parks, and most serene and beautiful temples in Asia. * 13 maps, including five in full colour * floor plans of the city's famous Chinese pagodas * where to find the best Chinese, French and Vietnamese cuisine * excursions - temples, tunnels and tropical idylls * shop till you drop - what to buy and what not
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Ports and Harbours of Vietnam

Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online.

Author: Source Wikipedia

Publisher: University-Press.org

ISBN: 123063147X

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 28. Chapters: Fishing communities in Vietnam, Port cities in Vietnam, Ho Chi Minh City, Hanoi, Da Nang, Hai Phong, Cam Ranh Bay, Da Nang Port, Qui Nh n, Phu M, Ba Ria-Vung Tau, Phu Quy, Vietnam Inland Waterways Administration, Port of Thi Nai, Vung Tau Port, Saigon Port, Van Phong Port, Hon La Port, Ben Thuy, Hai Phong Port. Excerpt: Ho Chi Minh City (Vietnamese: .)), formerly named Saigon (Vietnamese: .)) is the largest city in Vietnam. It was once known as Prey Nokor, an important Khmer sea port prior to annexation by the Vietnamese in the 17th century. Under the name Saigon, it was the capital of the French colony of Cochin-china and later of the independent state of South Vietnam from 1955 to 1975. In 1976, Saigon merged with the surrounding Gia nh Province and was officially renamed H Chi Minh City after H Chi Minh (although the name Sai Gon is still commonly used.) The city center is situated on the banks of the Saigon River, 60 kilometers (37 mi) from the South China Sea and 1,760 kilometers (1,090 mi) south of Hanoi, the capital of Vietnam. The metropolitan area, which consists of the H Chi Minh City metropolitan area, Th D u M t, D An, Bien Hoa and surrounding towns, is populated by more than 9 million people, making it the most populous metropolitan area in Vietnam and the countries of the former French Indochina. The Greater Ho Chi Minh City Metropolitan Area, a metropolitan area covering most parts of ong Nam B plus Ti n Giang and Long An provinces under planning will have an area of 30,000 square kilometers with a population of 20 million inhabitants by 2020. According to the Mercer Human Resource Consulting, Economist Intelligence Unit and ECA International, Ho Chi Minh City is ranked 132 on the list of world's most expensive cities. Sai Gon Railway Station retains...
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Tours of Vietnam

In Tours of Vietnam, Scott Laderman demonstrates how tourist literature has shaped Americans’ understanding of Vietnam and projections of United States power since the mid-twentieth century.

Author: Scott Laderman

Publisher: Duke University Press

ISBN: 9780822392354

Category: History

Page: 308

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In Tours of Vietnam, Scott Laderman demonstrates how tourist literature has shaped Americans’ understanding of Vietnam and projections of United States power since the mid-twentieth century. Laderman analyzes portrayals of Vietnam’s land, history, culture, economy, and people in travel narratives, U.S. military guides, and tourist guidebooks, pamphlets, and brochures. Whether implying that Vietnamese women were in need of saving by “manly” American military power or celebrating the neoliberal reforms Vietnam implemented in the 1980s, ostensibly neutral guides have repeatedly represented events, particularly those related to the Vietnam War, in ways that favor the global ambitions of the United States. Tracing a history of ideological assertions embedded in travel discourse, Laderman analyzes the use of tourism in the Republic of Vietnam as a form of Cold War cultural diplomacy by a fledgling state that, according to one pamphlet published by the Vietnamese tourism authorities, was joining the “family of free nations.” He chronicles the evolution of the Defense Department pocket guides to Vietnam, the first of which, published in 1963, promoted military service in Southeast Asia by touting the exciting opportunities offered by Vietnam to sightsee, swim, hunt, and water-ski. Laderman points out that, despite historians’ ongoing and well-documented uncertainty about the facts of the 1968 “Hue Massacre” during the National Liberation Front’s occupation of the former imperial capital, the incident often appears in English-language guidebooks as a settled narrative of revolutionary Vietnamese atrocity. And turning to the War Remnants Museum in Ho Chi Minh City, he notes that, while most contemporary accounts concede that the United States perpetrated gruesome acts of violence in Vietnam, many tourists and travel writers still dismiss the museum’s display of that record as little more than “propaganda.”
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Return to Vietnam

" As rich in political perceptions as it is in memorable images, Return to Vietnam shatters the myths about a country which the West fought over, flattened and forgot.

Author: Jean-Claude Guillebaud

Publisher: Verso

ISBN: 086091643X

Category: Travel

Page: 178

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As journalists, both had covered the Vietnam War until 1972. after twenty long years-of Stalinism, boat people, Hollywood heroics and French nostalgia - they decided it was time to go back. Vietnam, they believed, was not a story which "you could simply stop watching and switch off." They traveled from South to North, from Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon) to Hanoi, exploring memories of the war and the contradictions of peace, looking and listening with a sensitivity and sense of solidarity all too rare in travel writing. The result is an extraordinary account of a country transformed and of a people, victors and victims together, betrayed on all sides, coming back to life. In Hanoi they find none of the grim austerity imagined by foreigners, but rather a city of beauty now 'opening' to capitalism partly thanks to the experiences and money orders of workers sent in their thousands to Poland of the GDR. At Khe Sanh, on the bloodiest battlefield of the war, children dig for shrapnel to sell for a cent a kilo; lovers stroll on the beach at De Nang, where the first US troops landed. Loudspeakers in the street still broadcast a litany of production figures, but they are drowned out by Paul Anka and the Everly Brothers. Saigon, the author discover, has easily triumphed over Stalin's murderous economic planning. But it may face a tougher adversary in capitalism, whose grim 'post-communist' program can be found in a single neon sign: "Kenwood-HiFi-Stereo-Night-Club-Karaoke-VIP-Room-Discotheque-Saigon-Pub-Health-Centre-Coffee-Shop." As rich in political perceptions as it is in memorable images, Return to Vietnam shatters the myths about a country which the West fought over, flattened and forgot.
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Welcome to Vietnam

An introduction to the geography, history, government, economy, people, and culture of Vietnam.

Author: Yumi Ng

Publisher: Gareth Stevens Pub

ISBN: 0836825489

Category: History

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An introduction to the geography, history, government, economy, people, and culture of Vietnam.
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Vietnam

Vietnam officially the Socialist Republic of Vietnam is the easternmost country on the Indochina Peninsula in Southeast Asia.

Author: Color Smart

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ISBN: 1549974343

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Vietnam officially the Socialist Republic of Vietnam is the easternmost country on the Indochina Peninsula in Southeast Asia. With an estimated 94.6 million inhabitants as of 2016, it is the world's 14th-most-populous country, and the ninth-most-populous Asian country. Vietnam is bordered by China to the north, Laos to the northwest, Cambodia to the southwest, Thailand across the Gulf of Thailand to the southwest, and the Philippines, Malaysia and Indonesia across the South China Sea to the east and southeast. Its capital city has been Hanoi since the reunification of North and South Vietnam in 1976, with Ho Chi Minh City as a historical city as well.The northern part of Vietnam was part of Imperial China for over a millennium, from 111 BC to AD 939. An independent Vietnamese state was formed in 939, following a Vietnamese victory in the Battle of Bạch Đằng River. Successive Vietnamese imperial dynasties flourished as the nation expanded geographically and politically into Southeast Asia, until the Indochina Peninsula was colonized by the French in the mid-19th century.Following a Japanese occupation in the 1940s, the Vietnamese fought French rule in the First Indochina War, eventually expelling the French in 1954. Thereafter, Vietnam was divided politically into two rival states, North Vietnam (officially the Democratic Republic of Vietnam), and South Vietnam (officially the Republic of Vietnam). Conflict between the two sides intensified in what is known as the Vietnam War, with heavy intervention by the United States on the side of South Vietnam from 1965 to 1973. The war ended with a North Vietnamese victory in 1975.Vietnam was then unified under a Marxist-Leninist government but remained impoverished and politically isolated.Vietnam remains one of the world's four remaining one-party socialist states officially espousing communism.
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The World Book Encyclopedia

HO CHI MINH CITY, (pop. 3,460,500), formerly called Saigon, is the largest city in
Vietnam. It is also a leading Vietnamese industrial and commercial center. Ho
Chi Minh City lies in southern Vietnam, between the Mekong River Delta and the
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Author: World Book International

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ISBN: 071660082X

Category: Encyclopedias and dictionaries

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Key Figures of the Vietnam War

From 1965 to 1973, the United States sent troops to South Vietnam to assist in its war against the Communist regime of North Vietnam. In the end, the North was victorious, and Vietnam was reunited under Communist rule.

Author: Hope Lourie Killcoyne

Publisher: Encyclopaedia Britannica

ISBN: 9781680480641

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

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From 1965 to 1973, the United States sent troops to South Vietnam to assist in its war against the Communist regime of North Vietnam. In the end, the North was victorious, and Vietnam was reunited under Communist rule. This resource provides an overview of Vietnam's history, a chronicle of the war itself, and profiles of people who played instrumental roles in and leading up to this long and bitter conflict-political and military leaders from North Vietnam, South Vietnam, and the United States, as well as some notable figures from the American antiwar movement.
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Ho Chi Minh s Blueprint for Revolution

Drawing on recently declassified documents and rare interviews with Hồ Chi Minh's strategists and operatives, this book offers fresh perspective on his blueprint and the reasons behind both the French (1945-1954) and the American (1959 ...

Author: Virginia Morris

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9781476665634

Category: History

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When Saigon fell to North Vietnamese forces on April 30, 1975, the communist victory sent shockwaves around the world. Using ingenious strategy and tactics, Hồ Chi Minh had shown it was possible for a tiny nation to defeat a mighty Western power. The same tactics have been studied and replicated by revolutionary forces and terrorist organizations across the globe. Drawing on recently declassified documents and rare interviews with Hồ Chi Minh's strategists and operatives, this book offers fresh perspective on his blueprint and the reasons behind both the French (1945-1954) and the American (1959-1975) failures in Vietnam, concluding with an analysis of the threat this model poses today.
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