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Old March 18th, 2005, 02:36 PM   #1
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The unseen Vietnam:none of your dja-vus

Guys,what do you think first when you hear about this country...where is it?south america perhaps,because of that war?
In this thread,i will not show you pictures of a generally known Vietnam:Hanoi,Saigon,Danang... but sceneries from different locations on the S-shaped land,hope someday you'll come and see...

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(from lib.utexas.edu)


The North
dolphin performing stage in Tuan Chau island,near the Halong bay:



On top of Mau Son mountain,near border with China:



Photos of Tam Dao town,160km from Hanoi,natural res.





Cathedral in Phat Diem town,300km from Hanoi,where the first missionaries came to Vietnam in XVI century:


A village church:


Northwest (Tay Bac) the only region in Vietnam has snow in winter:









Halong
One of more than 40 caves and lagoons there,notice the people in this pic:


Steamboat:


You may have seen this before:


Hanoi,the presidential palace:


Football maniac:
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A typical village in the North (Bac Bo)







Hoa Binh river,which means 'peace':



Girls in traditionnal costume:



funky

this guy's good
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Old March 18th, 2005, 03:09 PM   #3
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The Central

The city of Nha Trang:





Paracels Islandsthe tour is operated now by the vietnamese Navy:



Warmest welcome to the Long Sand Island





we all belong to the sea



Navy carrier,now used as line ship:


Floating islands:




Monastery in the Highland:





Hue' girls


Pagoda:

Cham tower:
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Old March 18th, 2005, 03:25 PM   #4
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Dalat,the city of flowers...notice that french-build houses remain a dominant style:



train station:







pine forest:


Dambri waterfall:


Ethnic communal house:


Dalat golf club:






Valley of love:


sorry,i can't find any better pic.

Tra Kieu church:


Hai Van pass:



An ancient structure,might lay somewhere on your journey...


Street chicken curry


Love the food:
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Old March 18th, 2005, 03:34 PM   #5
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Sand dunes in Mui Nea,Phan Thyet province:



village's wharf


That's what i suppose to live for:summertime!!


Phan Thyet again:


Sand dunes,u might say that its from the middle east or something:
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Old March 18th, 2005, 03:40 PM   #6
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The South (Mien Nam)

Can Gio biosphere res. just 30km from Saigon




also a historical park,the jungle was once base of Vietcong:


beach near Phan Thyet:
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Old March 18th, 2005, 04:02 PM   #7
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Monastery again:


Beaches in Con Dao island,one of the hottest spot for this season...











Some more pics...



This reminds me of Ireland's coasts


Palm trees next to Cambodian border:


My Thuan bridge over the Mekong(pronounced Mee Thwan)


Saigon!!!

City Hall,taken at 1am!!!




Street ornaments during Tet festival (Lunar new year) and X'mas:




Fine art museum:


View from the river:


Typical saigonese bar:


Fresh seafood:


Fruits:
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Vam Sat nature res. near My Tho town,200km from HCMC-Saigon

Big crocodile farm there


Feed the furious?


Dam Doi(Dam yoi) the Pond of Bats:



Bats,sleepy in daylight,of course



Lovely nature...






The Delta we love:
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Floating market,Cai Rang.


Temple in Chau Doc,An Giang province:



View on the top of the only peak in the Delta,the Sam mountain:


Cemetery in Hon Dat town:


House on Sam mountain:


Catfish memorial in Chau Doc town:


Kien Giang province,on the Siam Gulf:


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Kids in Santa's suit:


Young and stylish








Sapa,small nice town,in the Northwest:












Thai women on the shores of a pond:


Hmong schoolchildren:



The thread is long,fortunately it ends now.

Thank you for viewing it!
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Old March 18th, 2005, 06:08 PM   #11
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Wow! I didn't know Vietnam look that nice.
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Old March 18th, 2005, 06:08 PM   #12
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Thanks, nice pics of a beautiful country.
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Old March 18th, 2005, 06:38 PM   #13
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Bnh xo!! YUMMY!
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I visited Vietnam back in 1998 and loved it. I went to the Cambodian border to visit the tunnels left by the Viet Cong, is it Cu Chi? Absolutely amazing! Would definately go back there in the future.
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Old March 19th, 2005, 03:00 PM   #15
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Vietnam is still a poor country...but i'm glad to know u love it.

To BrizzyCris:Yes,thats Cu Chi or mayb Zeung Minh Chau tunnels in Tay Ning province.
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Old March 19th, 2005, 06:10 PM   #16
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Oh my god, dude! This is just so beautiful! Something to be really proud of...
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Old March 19th, 2005, 07:02 PM   #17
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Chicks look incredible in this kind of outfit imo
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Chicks look incredible in this kind of outfit imo
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Old March 20th, 2005, 07:26 AM   #19
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saigon_monsooner > hey wonderful pictures!!
keep up the good work
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Thanks Saigon Monsooner. Vietnam is a beautiful country and I hope the forum is coming soon!
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