Vietnam historical stories
Top historical stories about Vietnam
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.
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.
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.
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.