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Vietnamese manuscripts in the British Library

Vietnamese manuscripts in the British Library

By Tuan Hung

The Vietnamese collection at the British Library holds a small number of manuscripts

Emperor Bao Dai - The Last King Of Nguyen Dynasty

Emperor Bao Dai - The Last King Of Nguyen Dynasty

By Tuan Hung

In particular, the name Bao Dai - The last King of the Vietnamese monarchy always provokes many curiosities for future generations.

Lạc Việt: The Myth of Vietnam's Forbidden Kingdom

Lạc Việt: The Myth of Vietnam's Forbidden Kingdom

By Tuan Hung

Vietnam has a long, fascinating, mythical history that traces back thousands of years to the formation of the mysterious Lạc Việt kingdom. It is unclear precisely where the first Vietnamese people came from, leading many to ruminate about their origins.

Elegant Examples Of Hanoi's French Architecture

Elegant Examples Of Hanoi's French Architecture

By Tuan Hung

Throughout the period of French colonisation, Hanoi undoubtedly retained its Vietnamese identity and charm. Yet some of the city’s architecture left over from this time illustrates cultural inspiration that’s worth celebrating. Here, Kim Gregory takes us around the five most beautiful examples of French architecture in Hanoi.

How Ho Chi Minh's Body Is Kept Preserved

How Ho Chi Minh's Body Is Kept Preserved

By Tuan Hung

Avid collectors of weird and unusual experiences need to make their way to the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum in Hanoi to learn the fascinating story of how the beloved Vietnamese leader was embalmed following his death in September 1969.

The 10 Best Vietnam War Documentaries

The 10 Best Vietnam War Documentaries

By Tuan Hung

One of the most controversial, consequential and divisive conflicts of our time, the Vietnam War (1955-1975) inspired untold numbers of films, songs and books. Here are the 10 best documentaries on the war to help you try and understand what the Vietnamese people went thorough and how resilient they really are.

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