Ban Gioc Waterfalls – Vietnam

Ban Gioc Waterfalls is one of the most beautiful waterfalls that I have ever seen and is on most top 10 list of waterfalls of the world. The falls is fed by the Quay Son River that marks the border between Vietnam and China. It is the largest waterfall in Asia and the fourth largest…

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Imperial Citadel of Thang Long – Vietnam

The Imperial Citadel of Thang Long is a complex associated with the history of Thang Long (renamed as Hanoi in 1831). The original complex was built in 1009 when Ly Cong Uan the founder of the Ly Dynasty moved the capital from Ninh Binh to present day Hanoi. The Imperial Citadel of Thang Long has…

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Tran Quoc Pagoda – Vietnam

Tran Quoc Pagoda is the oldest pagoda in Hanoi, Vietnam. It was built in 545 A.D. on the banks of the Red River but it was moved to its current location on a peninsula in West Lake in the early 17th century. The outer wall of the pagoda is painted vibrant yellow and red with…

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Temple of Literature – Vietnam

The Temple of Literature is a place of study rather than a religious landmark and was originally built in 1070 as a university dedicated to Confucius. Originally the university only accepted students from elite and royal families but later became a university for exceptional students from all over the nation. The layout of the temple…

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Thap Rua Tower – Vietnam

Thap Rua Tower in Hanoi is also known as Turtle Tower. Thap Rua Tower is built on a small island in the middle of Hoan Kiem Lake in the Old Quarter of Hanoi. The tower honors Le Loi, who freed the Vietnamese from Chinese forces in 1427. After the liberation from China the Le Dynasty…

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