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Asian Journeys July 2009

Asian Journeys

Asian Journeys

Asian Journeys July 2009

The travel lores of Vietnam

Much of the tourist attractions in Vietnam revolve around lores- from the flamboyance and eccentricity belying Khai Dinh’s tombs to the car of the ‘Burning Monk’ on display in the museum of Hue, the karsts of Ha Long Bay forever immortalized in mainstream consciousness through Catherine Deneuve’s ‘Indochine’ or the legends of snakes appearing at full moon in isolated caves formerly the repository of arms during the Vietnam War.