Monthly Archives: January 2015

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In April 1975 the Vietnamese People’s Navy liberated the islands of Truong Sa, Son Ca, Nam Yet, Song Tu Tay, Sinh Ton and An Bang, which had been occupied by the Sai Gon army. The provisional revolutionary government of the Republic of South Viet Nam asserted the sovereignty of Viet Nam over Hoang Sa and Truong Sa archipelagos and declared ... Read More »

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2. The process of establishing the sovereignty of Viet Nam over Hoang Sa and Triioing Sa archipelagos. Until the 17th century, Hoang Sa and Truong Sa archipelagos were nobody’s islands. In contemporary geography, these two archipelagos were seen as an adjacent strip. The Viet people at first called them by the nom language name of “Bai Cat Vang” (Yellow sand ... Read More »

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On Truong Sa and Song Td Tay Islands are meteorological stations. These stations provide daily data concerning weather to the World Meteorological Network. On some islands, such as Song Td Tay, An Bang and Da Tay there are lighthouses of the Viet Nam Corporation of Maritime Security. The soil on Truong Sa‘s islands is made from a mixture of coral ... Read More »

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II. HOANG SA AND TRUONG SA ARCHIPELAGOS 1. Location and natural conditions of Hoang Sa and Truong Sa archipelagos Hoang Sa and Truong Sa are two coral archipelagos located in the middle of the East Sea. On the first maps of Western navigators they were drawn as being adjacent in the shape of a pennant situated parallel to the coast ... Read More »

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Hon Khoai Island Hon Khoai is one of the clusters of five adjacent islands in Ca Mau province. It is located southwest of Nam Can town, Ngoc Hien district, about 14.6 kilometers from the mainland. These five islands are Hon Khoai, Hon Sao, Hon Doi Moi, Hon Da Le and Hon Tuong. The total area of these five islands is ... Read More »

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Phu Quoc is regarded as the original place of the Cao Dai (Caodaism) religion. There is a Holy See of Caodaism on Phu Quoc now. The single Christian church of Phu Quoc is located in An Thoi town. On the 15th day of the 7th lunar month, Phu Quoc people come to pagodas in Duong Dong town. Rather lively religious ... Read More »

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On 1 September 1858, the French attacked Da Nang. They occupied Son Tra Peninsula and prepared to attack Hue. In April 1861 they attacked Dinh Tuong. It was at this time the French were anxious to occupy Con Dao, being afraid that Con Dao Island, an important strategic site, would be occupied by the English. At 10 o’clock on 28 ... Read More »

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C. Islands of the Southwest Long Sdn Island Long Son Island commune consists of one principal island and lots of nearby small islands located in Vung Tau city of Ba Ria-Vung Tau province. It is the single island commune managed by a city in the whole country. It lies just east of the Dinh River. To the south, it borders ... Read More »

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The tourist program of Phu Quy is connected with the tourist program of the Truong Sa sea. For Vietnamese and foreign tourists, tours to Phu Quy are part of all tours to Binh Thuan province. HonTre and Hon Tam Islands Hon Tre is the largest island in Nha Trang Bay. Area: over 3000 hectares. It is located nearly 5 kilometers ... Read More »

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Though this island is isolated far out to sea, it was reclaimed and inhabited from very early times, which is evidenced by the discovered ancient traces. While exploiting squelchy stone, people unearthed large burial jars with labor tools like stone “bons”, axes and slim artificial hand bracelets. Legends also say that in the times when the island was not yet ... Read More »

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