Not noisy, bustling and stuffy as usual, Hanoi
streets every early morning is very peaceful and tranquil.
This is a photo collection made by German
photographer Hans-Peter Grumpe when he visited Vietnam in 3 years 1991 - 1993
Below are the photos taken in Ninh Binh on a trip in 1991.
Forbidden City (Royal Citadel - Hue Royal
Maritime Museum); VND 150,000 / person. Vietnamese citizens 120,000 VND. Elderly
people from 60 years old (with identification card), persons with severe
disabilities or more (with certification) 75,000 VND.
At 12 we arrived in Ho Chi Minh City where we
were picked up by a driver who drove us to our hotel, the New World Saigon Hotel
. It was the most beautiful hotel in town if you ask me! We checked in and got
our key card to the room on the highest floor. Later we went for a walk in the
area, ate lunch at a big "street market" with a shadow area (we did not bother
us over the heat, haha!)...
After seeing this magnificent beach from above,
we could not resist the temptation to take a bath and went straight there. There
are restaurants where good seafood at the edge of the beach eats. Then we went
on the bike to others closer to Hoi An beach. All the beaches are virtually
untouched and uncrowded, only there are a few resorts. It is the ideal place to
enjoy the sea...
Hanoi and Sai Gon are usually start/finish points
of a train trip, from Hanoi you can take the train to Sapa or Lang Son and then
continue to China if you like. You should come to train station about 30 minutes
before departure, have the tickets in hand as you need to show them to the
collectors, keep the tickets with you all the journey as you may have trouble if
you lose the tickets...
At night we slept at Lak lake, which was the
original idea that we should have slept in a longhouse, with minority people,
but I think they thought we needed to stay overnight, so they recommended us a
real bed in a kind of resort. In the longhouse we would have to live with cows,
pigs, chickens, ducks and elephants. The elephant then tried the next day it
took us through the seas...
After an overnight bus trip we arrived in the
former capital - Hue. City still considered to be the cultural capital of
Vietnam turned out to be a huge disappointment. After 3 hours driving engine of
the city, visiting the ruins of the
Forbidden City (actually it is not even the ruins were only blank), Thien Mu
Pagoda and the famous Le Loi Street in the French Quarter...
Trung Vit Lon is sold in every street of Vietnam
from rural areas to alleyways. Just a small tables, some chairs and a pot of
boiled eggs and the shop is ready to serve. The Vietnamese has a habit of eating
Trung Vit Lon in the morning or late evening...
Speaking of vacation locations in Vietnam, people
would think of Nha Trang, SaPa, Da Lat...But have you ever wondered how these
places looked like hundreds of years ago? were they the same as what you see
today? Let's find the answer through the exclusive photos below...
It was resolved the next morning having subject
unto bicycle and run fast ride on the river about 7 km on the head. Biking in
was really easy because there was not a sweet and gets was like a bride! On.This
was reached without panics ... no wax panikoimisen after the works brought
traffic is different than the wax there for home in Finland .. Well at long
last, however, perilla and driver was the little old man, and was sent to
transport. During the trip, it is customary that you also help paddling so were
pretty nice floor exercise various effects...
In return we saw women wearing a wooden blind
with his head. How strong must the Nackensein to so carry a heavy bag can? (see
photo) Arriving at the cave we were very disappointed because it's not really a
nice Cave was.Perhaps we have seen too many caves on our trip. So we went
already back on quickly. Our next stop was the Tea Heart. That it already rained
all day, it made the search even more difficult. When we arrived and the tea
factory doorman asked where the heart is, he said we should come to the house
and wait until it stops raining
Long Pham, a photographer and as a tour guide,
revealed that domestic tourists love photography tours in the area of heritage
and famous scenic spots. Foreign tourists, there are many different
requirements. "They asked me to tell them what the best of Vietnam. Although
they love the famous tourist attractions such as Hue old capital, My Son
sanctuary and Halong bay, but they do not have enough time to take pictures.
However, the scene of a school girl wearing white long dress flying in the wind
A staunch feeling of communality binds men
together within the family, the village, and the state ,which is indeed an
ensemble of villages. This has allowed a population living on the cultivation of
wet rice to build and maintain large water conservation works and to resist the
invasion of powerful foes such as the Mongol armies in the 13th century. Such
resistance has always been based on the thick network of villages. In countries
where defense relies on urban citadels , the fall of fortresses is followed by
Under the guidance of Tien, myself and three
other tourists sat on a boat rowed by a villager. As he skillfully steered the
wooden boat through the "wet" portion of the cave, he constantly reminded us to
watch our heads. The sharp stalactites can be dangerous in a cave with ceilings
at most 1m from the water. Stalactites from the ceiling and walls come in a
great variety of shapes and colours. Every one is unique. "Soda-straw"
stalactites are not as common as "dew-drops", finger and petal-shaped tubular
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