80,000,000 inhabitants. Colonized by the French from 1858-1954. Divided into separate states 1954-1975. 1975 Reunified. Now named the Socialist Republic of Vietnam. 2 main areas of Vietnam. Red River Delta in the north and Mekong Delta (The Rice Bowl) in the deep south. 54 Different ethnic groups within Vietnam.
Transcript of "Viet Nam"
TAS Cultural Study Tour Vietnam 29 September - 09 October 2007
Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon) <ul><li>Home to 8 million people, Ho Chi Minh City is the commercial hub of Viet Nam </li></ul>
Binh Tay huge wholesale market in China Town - HCMC
<ul><li>The tunnels of C ủ Chi are an immense network of connecting underground tunnels located in the Cu Chi district of Vietnam, and are part of a much larger network of tunnels that underlie much of the country. The C ủ Chi tunnels were the location of several military campaigns during the Vietnam War, and were the National Front for the Liberation of South Vietnam's base of operations for the T ế t Offensive in 1968. </li></ul>Cu Chi Tunnels / Tay Ninh
Mekong Delta (South Vietnam) <ul><li>Can Tho, Chau Doc, Ba Chuc </li></ul><ul><li>River life </li></ul><ul><li>Rural scenery </li></ul><ul><li>Floating markets </li></ul><ul><li>Vietnam/Cambodia border </li></ul><ul><li>Markets (on land) </li></ul>