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Here are some miscellaneous photos I took during our visit to Việt Nam.

Aerial Tram to Fan Si Pan. Click on image to view in larger size and see the tram cables and cars.

Aerial Tram to Fan Si Pan. Click on image to view in larger size and see the tram cables and cars in the middle of the picture.

Monochorme version of above photo.

Monochrome version of above photo.

Fansipan Legend is an aerial tram completed at the beginning of 2016. It allows people to go from the town of Sa Pa to the top of mount Fan Si Pan, without having to make an arduous and dangerous climb sometimes lasting several days.

Parakeet on street of Hà Nội.

Parakeet on a street of Hà Nội.

Turtle Tower at night.

Turtle Tower at night.

Today's Water Puppet Theater in Hà Nội. It used to be the place where the famous Tự Lực Văn Đoàn (Self-Help Literary Group) met in the 1930's.

Water Puppet Theater in Hà Nội.

The Water Puppet Theater is a tourist trap that some say is not worth going to. It is, however, housed in a building where the Tự Lực Văn Đoàn group used to meet. In the 1930’s Tự Lực Văn Đoàn (Self-Help Literary Group) started modern Vietnamese journalism and authored widely popular novels aimed at the mass market of Vietnamese thirsty for modern ideals and ideas.

Both the French colonial government and, after 1945, the Vietnamese communists tried to suppress and eliminate Tự Lực Văn Đoàn. The communists even imprisoned and killed one of the three leaders of the group. That is why you will never see any mention that the building pictured above was ever associated with Tự Lực Văn Đoàn.

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