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VIETNAM 2013 #65

Various views showing life in the Ca Mau market and boats bringing all the fruits and vegetables to be sold at the market.

The Ca Mau province has a long history. It was once a territory of the Kingdom of Funan which included Laos, Cambodia, and extended east to Thailand, and southern Vietnam.

Then the region became part of the “Chan La” Kingdom and the Khmer Empire (Cambodia, eastern Thailand, and southern Vietnam).

In 1757, the province was given to the Nguyen Lord of Vietnam by the “Chan La” king.

During the French colonial period, Ca Mau was a small town.

During the Vietnam War, the area nearby Ca Mau was a stronghold for the Viet Cong. Many battles took place on the waterways and many bodies from the Viet Cong soldiers, South Vietnamese soldiers and Americans are still being recovered the water.

After 1975, when the war ended, Ca Mau became the administrative governmental centre of the Minh Hai province, which included Ca Mau and Bac Lieu provinces.

In 1995, Ca Mau became a province in its own right with Ca Mau City as its capital in 1999.

Tags: Market Vietnam Mekong delta Landscape and travel CA MAU CA MAU PROVINCE

Voters: RonnieAG, NaturesHaven, nealie and 34 more

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RonnieAG Plus
9 154 118 Scotland
29 Jul 2013 8:58AM
Another fascinating set of life there, and I do like V 1 with use of the canopy to provide a framing to the market scene.

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rontear Plus
16 8 8 England
29 Jul 2013 9:22AM
Intimate portrayal Jean.
cats_123 Plus
15 4.9k 28 Northern Ireland
29 Jul 2013 10:10AM
interesting history...V4 is my choice today GrinGrin
tomcat 13 6.4k 15 United Kingdom
29 Jul 2013 10:22AM
Another very interesting write-up, with images to match

richmowil Plus
10 369 2 England
29 Jul 2013 10:26AM
Interesting Images again!! Great information V1 is wonderful but I can't help but ike the happy chappy on V4
8 5.2k 127 United Kingdom
29 Jul 2013 10:35AM
Four images which capture the heart and real life of the Vietnam people

Regards Nathan GrinGrinGrin
boov 6 2 United Kingdom
29 Jul 2013 10:37AM
Great set.....V1 just...
Maiwand 12 3 73 England
29 Jul 2013 11:50AM
Wonderful shots Jean-Noel. Its great to see people attempting to resume something of a normal life after all the recent tragic history.
paskinmj 10 11 1 United Kingdom
29 Jul 2013 12:32PM
Great set.
10 10 10 England
29 Jul 2013 5:04PM
Considering the troubled past it's nice to see such a cheerful chap in V4. Excellent set Jean-Noel.
moiral 9 12 Scotland
29 Jul 2013 5:36PM
Interesting set of shots and narrative. Have to say V4 is my favourite and his white shirt blowing away in the bg there Grin. Moira

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