A Travellerspoint blog

Entries about vietnam

Hannoyi ancient Town-Kashgar

China 2012

During my time on the Silk Route in China, we were fortunate to get to Kashgar. Just outside is the ancient city of Hannuoy or Hanoi or Hanoiy. Info below.

The ancient city of Hanoi is one of the towns to which Kashgar belonged in ancient times.

On the Gobi Desert, about 30 kilometers northeast of Kashgar, is the abandoned ancient city of Hanoi. About 1500 years ago. The ancient city is the ruins of Buddhists in Shule Kingdom more than 1,000 years ago. It is about 3 kilometers long and 1 kilometer wide. There are abandoned karez under the hillside outside the city, indicating that the technology of karez well sinking and water diversion has been used in ancient times.

This ancient city was very prosperous during the Tang and Song Dynasties. It is said that it was the residence of some monarchs of the Lahan Dynasty when they came from the south. It is estimated that it was destroyed after the eleventh century.

There are the ruins of the Mogao Buddhist Temple on the northern hillside, and the abandoned ancient karez below the hillside.

Posted by TheJohnsons 11:49 Archived in China Tagged town vietnam old ñam #travel #tourism #tourist #ancient #history #beautiful #landscape #people #life #culture #architecture #city #bike #temple #unesco #sky #woman #asia #old #asian #traditional #landmark #building #heritage #town #hanoi #religion #tradition #vintage #monument #tower #urban #house #famous #the #tropical #street #yellow #lifestyle #antique #viet #streets #vietnamese #hat #bicycle #indochina #poor #construction Comments (0)

The Big Year Out-Da Lat Crazy House

One of my favourite places in Vietnam was the hilll station town of Da Lat. Cool and friendly I enjoyed the atmosphere of the town and this utterly crazy and weird guesthouse. Yes you can stay in it and you can just look around if you want to. Very Hansel and Gretal!

Posted by TheJohnsons 22:37 Archived in Vietnam Tagged art sky architecture home view landscape culture travel vacation hotel strange urban city vietnam blue building house holiday life window villa hang asian asia lat tourism style construction landmark guesthouse design color orange dalat fairy decoration modern environment weird crazy ornament da viet exterior background nga fantasy dang Comments (0)

The Big Year Out-Vinh Long Food Market

In 2013 I was on my last leg of my year out in Central and South East Asia. Vietnam was my penultimate country on this epic journey. Today's slideshow brings you a taste of Vinh Long in the southern Mekong Delta. It actually sits on the Cổ Chiên River,a branch of the Mekong. It is widely visited and quite famous for it's Cai Be Floating Market , but it also has an amazing food market on Land, so here it is...

Posted by TheJohnsons 22:29 Archived in Vietnam Tagged people sky sea food architecture water boat ocean coast nature landscape beach culture traditional travel ship village river province vietnam blue island fruit sand summer floating life south beautiful bay tropical tour long trip destination asian asia lifestyle mekong tourism vietnamese brick outdoor construction indochina delta background vinh Comments (0)

(Entries 1 - 3 of 3) Page [1]