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Interesting History of the Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi Hotel

Interesting History of the Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi Hotel

In the summer of 1901, the Grand Hotel Metropole Palace opened its doors to the curious population of Hanoi. In its first ever published picture, the hotel shows the proudly flying the French tricolor and sporting the initials HM in a rosette at the top of the central section. From that summer on, travellers had the best luxury hotel in Hanoi. Incense Travel introduces the literature of Mr. Andreas Augustin, who is author of over 50 books about famous and legendary hotels.


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What Does Vietnam Means?!

What Does Vietnam Means?!

One of the most asked questions during my many years being a national Vietnam guide, is the question about the meaning of the word Vietnam. How do we say it correctly? Does it have a special meaning? Why did you name Vietnam Viet Nam?


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The Origins of The Vietnamese

The Origins of The Vietnamese

With over 4000 years of Vietnamese history, Vietnam is proud to have a rich culture and interesting traditions. The Origins of the Vietnamese, by both national legends and anthropologist's ideas, and why it's called Vietnam.


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Laos Facts And Figures

Laos Facts And Figures

Laos is a country in Southeast Asia, and used to be part of the former French Indochina, which also included Vietnam, and Cambodia. The country is traversed by the Mekong River, and known for its mountainous terrain, French colonial architecture, hill tribe settlements and Buddhist monasteries.


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Cambodia Facts

Cambodia Facts

Cambodia is a country in Southeast Asia, and used to be part of the former French Indochina, which also included Vietnam, and Laos. The country’s landscape spans low-lying plains, the Mekong Delta, mountains and Gulf of Thailand coastline. In the country’s northwest, lie ruins of Angkor Wat, a massive stone temple complex built during the Khmer Empire.


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