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Ganh Dau Cape: Amazing attraction in Phu Quoc

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Ganh Dau Cape is one of the most popular attractions in Phu Quoc. The island is called Pearl Island is partly thanks to Ganh Dau Cape. Its stunning beauty has captured many people’s heart when they 1st came here, and will continue to leave a lonmg-lasting impression till very much later.

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Overview

A great view @ Youtube

Ganh Dau located in the northern section of Phu Quoc Island, which pristine forests, mountains, seas remain intact. From the town of Duong Dong (capital of Phu Quoc island district), you ride a motorbike back up the northern island. Just out of a bit crowded town you can see red dirt roads through many peaceful villages (this road runs up the North Island, through the Phu Quoc National Park).

Ganh Dau’s attractions

Natural scenery in Ganh Dau @ Phu Quoc For You

To Ganh Dau, you can be visit Nguyen Trung Truc Temple and breathtaking natural beauty is vast and beautiful. The deep blue sea, golden fine sand beaches in the Central is the good feeling when you can see right in front section of Ganh Dau.

Standing on Ganh Dau, you can see Ta Lon mountain of Cambodia. Ganh Dau has a lot of corals, rocks and other kinds of fish, particularly red grouper. Seafood here is cheap that caught by the fishermen and cooked on the spot to be ready for you to enjoy.

From Phu Quoc to Ganh Dau you can go two ways. A motorcycle is leased from the town of Duong Dong to run back up the North Island, past the forest of Phu Quoc and to the northwest direction to Ganh Dau beach, otherwise take the ship out of Phu Quoc, you can choose the western route, Rach Tram, Ganh Dau to enjoy the natural beauty.

On the way to Ganh Dau is interesting, out of Duong Dong busy town you will be on the path of red soil along the peaceful villages. Along both sides of the road is the vast pepper garden stretching along the slopes of Statue Park belonging to Cua Duong, Cua Can commune. Beyond about 20 kilometeres long road, you will come to primeval forest in the territory of the Phu Quoc national park. It is considered as the precious forest of the southern with an extremely rich flora and fauna. With an area of more than 8700 hectares, here you’ll feel the majestic mountains, immense trees.

The most interesting thing when you visit Ganh Dau is just swimming and watching the borderland between Vietnam and Cambodia. If you like exploring you can rent boats to come two islands offshore: Hon Ban and Hon Thay Boi.. The shape of Phu Quoc Pearl Island is like a fish tail thrashed, swim to the north, the fish opened its mouth wide. That mouth is Ganh Dau, where primary forest is stopped before the white sand beaches and magnificent rock section opening the vast sky to the sea …

Marine specialties of Ganh Dau are very fresh and quite cheaply, after watching sightseeing, swimming, playing comfortably, you can ask to buy shrimp, fish, squid from the fishermen and ask them for the way to process. The local people are friendly, simple, good-natured. They will make you feel to love and miss when you return to land.

Hope you enjoy your stay in Ganh Dau!

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Reunification Palace, Saigon’s symbol of peace

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Reunification Palace of Ho Chi Minh city is one of the most iconic building in the city.

Overview

The front @ Dinh Doc Lap GOV

Surrounded by royal palm trees, the dissonant 1960s architecture of this government building and the eerie mood that accompanies a walk through its deserted halls make it an intriguing spectacle. The first Communist tanks to arrive in Saigon rumbled here on 30 April 1975 and it’s as if time has stood still since then. The building is deeply associated with the fall of the city in 1975, yet it’s the kitsch detailing and period motifs that steal the show. fter crashing through the wrought-iron gates – in a dramatic scene recorded by photojournalists and shown around the world – a soldier ran into the building and up the stairs to unfurl a VC flag from the balcony. In an ornate reception chamber, General Minh, who had become head of the South Vietnamese state only 43 hours before, waited with his improvised cabinet. According to the story, Minh said to the VC officer who entered the room ‘I have been waiting since early this morning to transfer power to you.’ ‘There is no question of your transferring power,’ replied the officer. ‘You cannot give up what you do not have.’

History

Room for visitors @ Vietnam Travel Deals

In 1868 a residence was built on this site for the French governor-general of Cochin-China and gradually it expanded to become Norodom Palace. When the French departed, the palace became home to the South Vietnamese president Ngo Dinh Diem. So unpopular was Diem that his own air force bombed the palace in 1962 in an unsuccessful attempt to kill him. The president ordered a new residence to be built on the same site, this time with a sizeable bomb shelter in the basement. Work was completed in 1966, but Diem did not get to see his dream house as he was killed by his own troops in 1963.

The new building was named Independence Palace and was home to the succeeding South Vietnamese president, Nguyen Van Thieu, until his hasty departure in 1975. Designed by Paris-trained Vietnamese architect Ngo Viet Thu, it is an outstanding example of 1960s architecture, with an airy and open atmosphere.

The ground floor is arranged with meeting rooms, while upstairs is a grand set of reception rooms, used for welcoming foreign and national dignitaries. In the back of the structure are the president’s living quarters; check out the model boats, horse tails and severed elephants’ feet. The 2nd floor contributes a shagadelic card-playing room, complete with a cheesy round leather banquette, a barrel-shaped bar, hubcap light fixtures and groovy three-legged chairs set around a flared-legged card table. There’s also a cinema and a rooftop nightclub, complete with helipad: James Bond/Austin Powers – eat your heart out.

Perhaps most fascinating of all is the basement with its telecommunications centre, war room and warren of tunnels, where hulking old fans chop the air and ancient radio transmitters sit impassively. Towards the end are rooms where videos appraise the palace and its history in Vietnamese, English, French, Chinese and Japanese. The national anthem is played at the end of the tape and you are expected to stand up – it would be rude not to.

Reunification Palace is open to visitors as long as official receptions or meetings aren’t taking place. English- and French-speaking guides are on duty during opening hours.

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