Here is another installment of the Small Town Series. Today's country is Vietnam. All of these small towns have 50,000 inhabitants or less. I will be covering 5 different towns in today's post. I have included as much as I can about each small town.
Hà Tiênis a Provincial city in Kiên Giang Province,Mekong Delta in Vietnam. The city borders Cambodia to the west. Hà Tiên is a popular tourist site of the region thanks to its beautiful beaches and landscapes.
Tây Ninh- 36,456 inhabitants
Tây Ninh is a provincial city in south-eastern Vietnam. It is the capital of Tây Ninh Province, which encompasses the town and much of the surrounding farmland. Tây Ninh is approximately 90 km to the northwest of Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam's largest city. The city is most famous for being the home of the Cao Đài religion, an indigenous Vietnamese faith that includes the teachings of the major world religions. The Cao Đài religion's Holy See, built between 1933 and 1955, is located around 5 km to the east of Tây Ninh's city centre. Besides the Cao Đài Holy See, other tourist attractions include Núi Bà Đen ("Black Virgin Mountain") and Dầu Tiếng Lake, one of the largest man-made lakes in Vietnam and Southeast Asia.
Phủ Lý is the capital city of Hà Nam Province of Vietnam 60 km south of Hanoion the river Đáy. Phủ Lý was taken by the French canonnière l'Espingole and 28 men captained by Adrien-Paul Balny d'Avricourt on October 26 1873, shortly before Balny's death together with Francis Garnier at Hanoi's West Gate. In the aftermath of World War II, Phủ Lý was where a significant number of VNQDĐ leaders were captured by the Việt Minh in 1946. The city was attacked by retreating French forces on June 30 1954, shortly before the country was liberated.
It was almost completely destroyed by the Americans in five days of bombing between July 14 and November 5, 1966.
Bắc Kạn- 17,701 inhabitants
Bắc Kạn is the capital of Bắc Kạn Province , Vietnam . The province's only city, it is bordered by Bạch Thông District to the north, north-east and west and Chợ Mới District to the south-east and south-west. The town traces its origins to a fort established in 1880 and upgraded to city on 11 March 2015. It is divided into six wards: Nguyễn Thị Minh Khai , Đức Xuân , Sông Cầu , Phùng Chí Kiên , Huyền Tụng and Xuất Hóa and 2 communes : Dương Quang , Nông Thượng .
Bình Long- 15,000 inhabitants
Bình Long is a town of Bình Phước Province in the Southeast region of Vietnam. The district capital lies at An Lộc ward. The town's former name is An Lộc. It is located approximately 90 km north of Ho Chi Minh City. An Lộc was formerly part of Bình Long Province before the merger with Phước Long Province to form Bình Phước Province. It became famous during the Vietnam War for being the location of a major battle and Boeing B-52 Stratofortress air strike in 1972. Today Bình Long has a mass grave memorial with 3,000 bodies.
Hope you enjoyed today's post. I had a hard time finding towns with a lot of information, so I only did 5 again this time. I really enjoyed learning about a different country, one that I didn't know a lot about.