Vung Ro Bay has more than just stunning landscape

Last update 09:00 | 06/06/2016
Vung Ro Bay has more than just stunning landscape

VietNamNet Bridge – Nestled under the foot of Ca Pass in Dong Hoa District in Phu Yen Province, Vung Ro Bay has earned reputation for not only its gorgeous landscape but also seafood specialties for visitors.

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A fishing village in Vung Ro Bay

The bay spans 16 square kilometers and is the main fishing ground for many fishermen in the central province. Its serene landscape, especially at dawn and sunset, attracts a large number of visitors from near and far.

Many tourists also come to Vung Ro to learn about historical sites. In the 1960s, Vung Ro was a venue used by revolutionary soldiers to transport weapons by vessel from the north to the south.

The vessels had no registered numbers on them when they were used to transport the weapons from the north to the south during the Vietnam War that ended in 1975. Continue reading “Vung Ro Bay has more than just stunning landscape”

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Discovering Pu Luong Natural Reserve

Last update 08:50 | 02/02/2014

Located in the two districts of Quan Hoa and Ba Thuoc in Thanh Hoa Province, Pu Luong Natural Reserve has preserved a primitive landscape and plentiful and diversified flora and fauna. With the above natural values, it has now become a fascinating destination for those who love to discover the beauty of nature.

Pu Luong Natural Reserve, covering an area of 17,662ha, is the largest low area of limestone mountain forests left in the north of Vietnam with three major forest types: thick forests on low land and low mountains; forests on limestone mountains and floristic compositions of bamboos, Neohouzeaua and bushes. Continue reading “Discovering Pu Luong Natural Reserve”

The truth about the lie of the land

Last update 10:00 | 03/06/2018

VietNamNet Bridge – It was Mark Twain who inimitably said: “Buy land, they are not making it anymore.”

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An overview of the South Saigon urban area, HCM City. Illustration. — VNA/VNS Photo

Sound advice when land is turned into a commodity that is bought and sold in a “free market,” but this is a mythical entity for many people in Vietnam, because they can only dream of owning a piece of land or a home in the nation’s urban areas.

Theoretically, though, as per the nation’s charter, all of the country’s geographical features – land, water bodies, underground minerals as well as resources deep under the sea belong to “the people,” but the State represents the people in managing them – making the State the highest authority.

It is but natural then that the State’s management of this most precious resource comes under close, critical scrutiny.

The onus, then, is on the Vietnamese State to manage this resource effectively and equitably, and despite some major steps taken in the past towards equitable distribution, its record of late has left a lot to be desired. Continue reading “The truth about the lie of the land”

Saigon – Then and Now

VNN – Last update 08:15 | 02/06/2018

Saigon has changed a lot over the years, yet in some ways it is still the same, let’s take a look at 50 years of transformation from 1955 to 2005 through photos by Raymond Cauchetier, from a book of photography titled “Saigon 1955-Ho Chi Minh Ville 2005”. 

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Notre-Dame Cathedral of Saigon in 1955

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Notre-Dame Cathedral of Saigon in 2005 Continue reading “Saigon – Then and Now”

Tiếng Việt thời LM de Rhodes – dạng bị (thụ) động (passive voice) – phần 8


Linh mục Alexandre de Rhodes và cuốn Phép Giảng Tám Ngày

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Phần này bàn về các ghi nhận thời tự điển Việt Bồ La về dạng bị động trong tiếng Việt, cũng là vào lúc các LM Dòng Tên sang Đông Á truyền đạo. Các tương quan ngữ âm đưa ra trong bài này như bị ~ phải, thụ ~ chịu, đắc ~ được không nhất thiết khẳng định nguồn gốc Môn-Khme, Nam Á hay Hán cổ của những từ này vì cần nhiều dữ kiện hơn nữa. Continue reading “Tiếng Việt thời LM de Rhodes – dạng bị (thụ) động (passive voice) – phần 8”