Life in 21st century Vietnam; from the Mekong Delta in the south all to way to the Chinese border in the north. This program focuses on how the country re-invented itself, emerging from economic chaos to a significant player on the world stage. Spectacular scenery of this Southeast Asia gem, including features on Halong Bay, ancient caves and Karst formations. Rice harvesting, Vinh Long market, Hanoi's famous Water Puppet Theater and the country's first university, the Temple of Literature.
Meet the musicians of the Vietnam National Academy of Music, Ho Chi Minh's final resting place of Ba Dinh Square, Nha Trang and Vin Pearl's expansive beach resort areas. Laced between all this, is a vibrant city life in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City (formerly Siagon) punctuated by Vietnam's 20 million motor scooters or "motos" as they are called. Also learn about the traditional dress for women, the Ao Dai. In the delta town of Can Tho, a visit to a local school and a surprising interview with a group of young students about their plans for the future.
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