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The ruins of ancient Hoa Phong Tower on the shore of Hoan Kiem Lake

To appreciate the past importance of Hoan Kiem Lake to the people of Hanoi, we need to be aware of pagodas that are no longer standing. Some of these were large complexes, housing monasteries, temples, pagodasand meeting rooms.

 

Co Loa – the oldest citadel in Vietnam

Co Loa Citadel was built near Phong Khe, about 20 km to the north of today’s Hanoi, during the end of the Hong Bang Dynasty (about 257 BCE). The fortress is a spiral-shaped complex of the th [ … ]

   

Hanoi, after the war began

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Rare photos of a city scarred and broken by a historic battle that marked the beginning of the resistance war against the French.


   

Kinh Thien Palace- unique architectural complex

Kinh Thien Palace is the most important building in Thang Long Royal citadel, which was recognized by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site in 2000.

   

National Day show in black and white images

September 2nd is an important date, commemorating a major historical turning point for Vietnam. As a typical National Day, Vietnamese have a day-break from work to reflect on the event’s sig [ … ]

   

Hien Luong Bridge- a span of reunification

Quang Tri, Hien Luong Bridge, Ben Hai River

 During the war, Hien Luong Bridge on Ben Hai River divided north and South Vietnam. Many Vietnamese people laid down their lives in there to fight for national independence and freedom [ … ]

   

11 unforgettable photos of the Vietnam War

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A little girl running from napalm, US soldiers burning houses, US planes spraying Agent Orange. These are pictures showing the ferocity of the Vietnam War more than 40 years ago. 

   

The Vietnam War through international photos

50 năm chiến tranh tại Việt Nam qua ảnh quốc tế

The US military began bombing North Vietnam on March 2, 1965, opening the Vietnam War, which faced opposition and criticism from the international community. 

   

Recapturing a snapshot of history

The crew of one of the tanks that broke through the gates of the Independence Palace in Saigon in 1975, and the journalist on hand to capture that historic moment, enjoyed a reunion recently [ … ]

   

Images: The last 48 hours of the Saigon Regime in 1975

Chiến tranh Việt Nam: 48 giờ cuối cùng

 Time Magazine published 17 photos describing the last 48 hours in Saigon before President Duong Van Minh declared unconditional surrender and the tanks of the liberation army entered t [ … ]

   

How a 19-year-old Vietnamese woman blew up US aircraft in Vietnam War

Le Thi Thu Nguyet was just 19 when she managed to blow up a Boeing 707 carrying 80 American military advisers during the Vietnam War (1954-1975).

   

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