penalty. However, it was instead allowing the prisoners to experience "reeducation," which is applied in Vietnam as Vietnam says it is the most "humanitarian" system and the most advantageous for law offenders.
content For pre-arranged visa. * Go next If you are the adventurous type or simply bored temporarily of the city atmosphere, then consider a circuit through the northern countryside. A round trip will take you to a lot of charming villages and through hills and valleys with charming views
. Main roads are generally in good condition and you can easily do a couple of hundred kilometres a day. The villages and provinces are generally safe at night, and you get to see a lot of Vietnamese culture such as various tribe folks. While bus services are in fact available (albeit not always reliable), a recommended alternative is to rent a bike or car and make the trip on your own. Motorbikes in decent quality can be rented for as little as USD5 a day, and many places have suggestions for routes. * Ha Long Bay's spectacular ocean karst topography is the most popular side-trip from Hanoi. * The Sapa mountain region, home to ethnic minorities, gorgeous mountain scenery, and trekking paths connecting many tiny mountain villages is the second most popular trip. It is accessible by bus or train to Lao Cai, then onward by minibus or hired motorbike. thumb 200px Perfume Pagoda Cave (Image:VN Chua Huong5 tango7174.jpg) *
. As the NAM countries were becoming split into differing factions, and as fewer countries were willing to support Sukarno's growing aggressive anti-Western foreign policies, he increasingly began to abandon his non-alignment rhetoric, in exchange for a new alliance with China, North Korea, North Vietnam, and Cambodia, an alliance he called the "Beijing-Pyongyang-Hanoi-Phnom Penh-Jakarta Axis". After withdrawing Indonesia from the "imperialist-dominated
. This is an excellent alternative to Halong Bay for those who have short attention spans, as the boat trip takes a mere hour versus Halong Bay tourist boats which take 5 hours. One minor annoyance involves peddlers on boats hawking their wares, and your boat rower trying to sell you embroidery. A trip can be booked in Hanoi for about USD20. * Laos, long haul buses to Laos leave from Hanoi daily and can be booked at any travel agent. Buses to Vientiane, $US30, 24 hours; Luang Prabang, $US40-$45, 27-30 hours; Vang Vieng, $US37 plus $8 to transfer to a Lao bus at a junction, 27-30 hours. You will be on the same bus as Luang Prabang, but changes buses at a small town in Lao. Going directly to Vang Vieng is a good choice for travellers looking to skip Vientiane, and just go to Luang Prabang and then onto Thailand. Buses to Southern Laos are available as well. All buses are double-bed sleeper buses. Commons:Category:Hanoi WikiPedia:Hanoi Dmoz:Regional Asia Vietnam Provinces Hanoi
at the time, Johnson became more worried about his failing health and was concerned that he might not live through another four-year term. Therefore, at the end of a March 31 speech, he shocked the nation when he announced he would not run for re-election by concluding with the line: "I shall not seek, and I will not accept, the nomination of my party for another term as your President." Remarks on Decision not to Seek Re
) and down to Cần Giờ (Can Gio) on the South China Sea coast. The distance from the northernmost point (Phu My Hung Commune, Củ Chi District) to the southernmost one (Long Hòa Commune, Cần Giờ District) is death_date
are foreigners. They are weak. Colonialism is dying. The white man is finished in Asia. But if the Chinese stay now, they will never go. As for me, I prefer to sniff French shit for five years than to eat Chinese shit for the rest of my life.” — Hồ Chí Minh, 1946 "Why Vietnam loves and hates China", ''Asia Times Online'', p. 2 (26 April 2007) With the outcome of the Vietnam War still
noble university; holding regular examinations to select capable commoners for government positions once every three years; organizing a new system of taxation; establishing humane treatment of prisoners. Women were holding important roles in Lý society as the court ladies were in charge of tax collection. The Lý Dynasty also promoted Buddhism, yet maintained a pluralistic attitude toward the three main philosophical systems of the time: Buddhism, Confucianism, and Taoism. During
. All dorm beds have a large personal locker (no extra fee), shelf, and nightlight. Part of the Hostelling International Association, so valid card-holders will get a discount. Quite popular during high season, recommended you book in advance. *
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is common to all East Asian languages with implosive stops.) Ho Chi Minh declared the independent (independence) Democratic Republic of Vietnam (North Vietnam) before a crowd of 500,000 in Hanoi on 2 September 1945. In an overture to the Americans, he began his speech by paraphrasing the United States Declaration of Independence: ''All men are created equal. The Creator has given us certain inviolable Rights: the right to Life
renamed the new empire "Vạn Xuân" (萬 (wikt:萬)春 (wikt:春), literally "Eternal Spring"). His imperial armies also repelled attacks from Champa in the south who had allied with Han's court at the time. Lý Nam Đế established his capital at Long Biên (modern-day Hanoi), surrounded himself with effective leadership in military and administrative scholars. Lý Nam Đế was also strongly supported by famous military commander such as Phạm Tu, Triệu Túc, Tinh Thieu, and Triệu Quang Phục, (son of Triệu Tuc, later known as Triệu Việt Vương). The latter emerged as a hero in Vietnamese history and eventually succeeded Lý Nam Đế as ruler in 548. Lý Nam Đế built many fortresses at strategic locations throughout Vạn Xuân to fend off potential threats from Han in the north and from the Champa Kingdom in the south, he also established the first national university for mandarin scholars, implemented land reforms, and promoted literacy amongst the population. He laid the foundation for many reforms that modelled after the Chinese social structure. July 22 - Kuala Lumpur
Partizani Partizani is also the only Albanian team to have won a trophy abroad. In 1970 they won the prestigious Balkans Cup by overcoming PFC Beroe Stara Zagora in the final. The picture apparently was taken as Kerry took part in a delegation President Bill Clinton (Bill Clinton) sent to Hanoi in 1993. Other photos nearby show visits during that period by former American officials who played key roles in the Vietnam War, including a Navy admiral who has since died, Elmo
'''Hanoi''' ( From 1010 until 1802, it was the most important political centre of Vietnam. It was eclipsed by Huế, the imperial capital of Vietnam during the Nguyễn Dynasty (1802–1945), but Hanoi served as the capital of French Indochina from 1902 to 1954. From 1954 to 1976, it was the capital of North Vietnam, and it became the capital of a reunified Vietnam in 1976, after the North's victory in the Vietnam War.
The city lies on the right bank of the Red River (Red River (Vietnam)). Hanoi is west of Hai Phong city.
October 2010 officially marked 1000 years since the establishment of the city (Millennial Anniversary of Hanoi). The Hanoi Ceramic Mosaic Mural is a 4 km ceramic mosaic mural created to mark the occasion.