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VIETNAM #232

By JN_CHATELAIN_PHOTOGRAPHY
Until the XIXth century, Nha Trang was a deserted area inhabited by tigers, elephants and other wild animals. Then the French arrived and Nha Trang underwent a rapid change and became a small important town with colonial administration offices (Envoy Office, Commanding Office, Trade Office, Post Office).

After the defeat in Dien Bien Phu in 1954, the French had to leave Indochina and the status of Nha Trang went up and down.

In January 1958, Ng Đnh Diệm (President of the Republic of Vietnam at that time), abrogated the town status of Nha Trang and divided it into two rural communes.

In October 1970, the Government of the Republic of Vietnam reestablished Nha Trang as a town and made it the capital of Khanh Hoa Province.

In April 1975, the Communist Forces captured the town which was later up-graded to the status of City in 1977.
From 1975 until 1989, living in Nha Trang was far from easy under the Communist Regime. From what Ive been told things started to change slowly for the better after the Fall of the Berlin Wall, when the Vietnamese Communist Government loosened its tight grip on the people.

Today, there are all sorts of jobs available in various industries, not necessarily well paid but people can get on with life. Because of its situation by the South China Sea, the many islands and beautiful surrounding area, tourists from all over the world are coming in droves.

Nha Trang is a booming and vibrant city which gives you an idea of what Vietnam will be like in a decade or two.

Tags: Vietnam Landscape and travel Nha trang KHANH HOA PROVINCE

Voters: ColleenA, Drighlynne, danbrann and 17 more


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ColleenA Plus
7 411 6 Australia
21 Feb 2014 7:06PM
Beautifully captured, love your composition

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Maiwand 12 3 73 England
21 Feb 2014 7:26PM
Lovely shots Jean-NoelGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
Ron
21 Feb 2014 7:40PM
Beautifully captured
cats_123 Plus
15 4.9k 28 Northern Ireland
21 Feb 2014 8:21PM
Fine set Smile
NDODS Plus
8 5.2k 127 United Kingdom
22 Feb 2014 12:17AM
An interesting foreword and a superb eclectic mix

Regards NathanGrinGrinGrin
taggart Plus
14 47 13 United States
22 Feb 2014 12:23AM
A beautiful beach with a troubled but improving history!
CarolG 12 199 20 Greece
22 Feb 2014 6:09AM
Wonderful images, Jean-Noel, that is a most beautiful beach, and perfectly composed and captured. Carol
Jasper87 Plus
9 2.1k 156 England
22 Feb 2014 3:26PM
An eclectic collection that forms a strong reportage along with your narrative. v2 as a stand-alone image is my favourite.

Dave

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