Discover Cu Chi Tunnels and Mekong Delta are 2 things to do in Ho Chi Minh City- Located over 50km from Ho Chi Minh city, Cu Chi is now considered a heroic district for its role in the anti American war in Vietnam. It is legendary for Original tunnels system of 250km and is a popular spot for both Vietnamese and foreign visitors.- Mekong Delta is known as The Nine Dragon river delta since it is formed by nine rivers. The background of this area is the largest site of endless paddy rice fields, coconut farms, tropical fruit gardens. It is very easy for you to catch sight of children riding on the back of the water buffaloes and farmers working on the fields, trading on the floating markets.
Tracing through prominent landmarks of Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos, touching the historical and cultural lines of the three Indochina countries.- Wander along the ancient town of Luang Prabang - Explore the world heritage site Angkor – one of the most important archaeological sites in South-East Asia.- Learn about Vietnamese War by visiting the real site of Cu Chi Tunnels system, an immense network of connecting underground tunnels.- Discover the water world of Mekong Delta - Strolling along the narrow street at Hoi An ancient town - an exceptionally well-preserved example of a South-East Asian trading port dating from the 15th to the 19th Century.- Explore Hue - the last Imperial Capital of Vietnam, learn about the culture and culinary deversity through the unique Foodie tour.- Contemplate the beauty of Ha Long Bay – One of the world’s new seven wonders with an overnight cruise excursion, explore the caves, enjoy the beach and kayaking.
Would you like to discover Vietnam from another point of view? Would you like to feel the real essence of Vietnam? The best way to know one country is by meeting local people, talking and chatting with them about their habbit, customes or sharing about your hobby. We have designed this tour in order to explore the culture at each destination, joining many interesting activities and tasting many local foods. • Explore the Mekong Delta culture and lifestyle by staying at local home stay • Observe the unique way of trading at floating market where barges loaded with fruits and vegetables • Experience a slow pace of life when you walk around the impossibly atmospheric Ancient Town of Hoi An • Spend the night on an iconic junk-style boat that cruise between the limestone peaks of Halong Bay while feasting on sumptuous meals on board • Explore the underground system of Cu Chi Tunnels and learn about hard life in war time
During the 15th century, China had become economically and technologically advanced compared to civilizations in Europe at the time, and its fleet, which had reached a total of 3,500 ships, was unmatched by any other world power. Nevertheless, after conducting several trade expeditions with the massive fleet, the Chinese ships were either burned in the docks or left to rot. With that, China began to revert to the xenophobic policies of its past and reduce its presence in other lands. By 1525, the largest naval fleet in the world had essentially been destroyed or dismantled by China itself. While China was in the process of isolating itself from the rest of the world, the European explorers were beginning to discover new lands, such as North America and South America. Among the countries doing the most exploring during this time were the Portuguese. The Portuguese had reached India in 1498, and by 1509 they had established part of their empire in India. In 1511, the Portuguese captured the large spice trading center of Malacca in Malaysia, and like their base in India, Malacca allowed the Portuguese to have a foothold, thereby providing access to China and Southeast Asia (Brinkley 1904).The Portuguese explorer Jorge Álvares visited the Chinese coast in 1513 and was the first European to do so via the sea. Shortly after, more Portuguese visited around the Tunmen Inlet, which is believed to have been somewhere around the Pearl River Delta, and an establishment was set up there in 1514. The location of Macau was beneficial and strategically chosen by the Portuguese, as it was in close communication with Guangzhou and connected via a river system. In contrast to their earlier dealings with the Chinese, the Portuguese attempted to appear more humble and comply with the wishes of the Chinese rather than with force.Meanwhile, the 19th century saw the rise of one of the largest, most powerful empires of the modern era. The sun never set on the 1. Language: English. Narrator: Ken Teutsch. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/129149/bk_acx0_129149_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.