The lake in Ba Be National Park.. our first real encounter with one of North Vietnam's treasures. Credits to Marlowe.
In Ha Giang, a surprising bigger town up north, we find a temple under construction. Plainly gorgeous. Marlowe is on a roll with the camera..
Cat Ca Village, just outside famous Sapa. The Black H'Mong tribals live here. It's a hard life and without formal education, their women speak the best English in Vietnam!
Instead of showing a huge crater in Dien Bien Phu (where the French lost their battle over Vietnam in 1954), I settled for showing the Communist art of Victory.
The Tam Coc caves are fabulous. You're rowed in to them in a tiny little boat (this one is 127 meters long).
The last emperors of the Nguyen Dynasty resided in Hue. We visited the citadel and its palace - here you see the Reading Pavillion.
The emperors are buried in enormous tombs that are guarded by warriors, priests, elephants and mandarins. This is Kai Dinh's tomb with abundant European influence.
Cham Towers in Nha Trang, built between 9th and 11th century by some Indians who created their own empire here. Interesting fact is that this is still a place to worship, by the Cham minority people, the Chinese descendants and Vietnamese people.