The year in Vietnam swings along to the rhythm of more than 7,000 annual festivals and religious holidays. They range from quite solemn to those that are all about colour and fun. Many of them are specific to the folklore of one region, but there are a few large festivals celebrated all over the country.
No dish is more identifiable in Vietnamese cuisine than the humble bowl of pho. Simple in delivery yet nuanced in preparation, no two bowls taste alike — unless you eat at Pho 24, considered by many as the McDonalds of Vietnam.
Dinh Tien Hoang (968-979), Dynastic title: Thai Binh (970-979)
The grim resistance by the population against Chinese imperialist domination, which persisted century after century, time and again, broke out in the form of armed insurrection.
Ngo King (939-944), Later Ngo King (950-965)
At the beginning of the Bronze Age, the Viet tribe groups had settled down in the North and in the north of Central Vietnam. There were about 15 groups of Lac Viet tribesmen living mainly in the northern highland and delta and a dozen Au Viet groups of tribesmen living in Viet Bac, the northern...
Prehistoric Era of Vietnam include: Pre-Paleolithic Age and Neolithic Age.
Metal Age (about 4,000 years ago): Vietnam existed three major cultural centers: Phung Nguyen - Dong Son (The North), Long Thanh - Sa Huynh (The Centre) and Cau Sat, Doc Chua - Dong Nai (The South) from Bronze Age to Iron Age.
In the 3rd century BC, the Han people who lived in the Yellow River basin unified China, merging the various ethnic groups who lived in southern China to the south of the Yangtze River into a centralized empire. This feudal empire soon spread southwards
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