Vietnam historical stories
Top historical stories about Vietnam
Vietnamese manuscripts in the British Library
The Vietnamese collection at the British Library holds a small number of manuscripts
Emperor Bao Dai - The Last King Of Nguyen Dynasty
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
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
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
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.