Rain Falling on Tamarind Trees: A Travelogue of Vietnam

Rain Falling on Tamarind Trees: A Travelogue of Vietnam

by C. L. Hoang

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Rain Falling on Tamarind Trees: A Travelogue of Vietnam by C. L. Hoang

Have you ever wondered what Vietnam is like some forty years after the war has ended? Then come along with the author as he returns to visit his ancestral homeland for the first time after a decades-long absence.

Retrace his steps with him around his former hometown of Saigon in the south, and then follow him along on an itinerary of discovery to other unique destinations throughout the country: Hoi-An, the best-preserved medieval seaport in Southeast Asia; Hue, the ancient capital of imperial Vietnam, on the central coast; Halong Bay, a world-renowned natural wonder; and Hanoi, the country’s thousand-year-old capital, in the north.

Filled with historical and cultural tidbits and personal reminiscences, and illustrated with over forty photographs, Rain Falling on Tamarind Trees offers the reader an insightful and fascinating glimpse of this tropical land.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780989975605
Publisher: Willow Stream Publishing
Publication date: 11/18/2017
Pages: 132
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.36(d)

About the Author

C. L. Hoang was born and raised in Vietnam during the war and came to the United States in the 1970s. He graduated from the University of California, Berkeley, and earns his living as an electronic engineer, with eleven patents to his name. Books, history, and travel are his hobbies. His first book, "Once upon a Mulberry Field," is an award-winning novel set in Vietnam at the height of the war. It is followed by "Rain Falling on Tamarind Trees," a travelogue of his recent return trip to the ancestral homeland.

Visit his website at: www.mulberryfieldsforever.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/clhoangauthor
Twitter: www.twitter.com/clhoang

Table of Contents

Contents

Preface …………………………………………………………………………………...... i

Chapter One: Rain, Sweet Rain ………………………………………………………….1

Chapter Two: The Old Streets of Faifo ……………………………………………….. 23

Chapter Three: On the Perfume River ……………………………………………….. 43

Chapter Four: Descending Dragon …………………………………………………… 71

Chapter Five: In the Shadow of History ……………………………………………… 91

Epilogue ………………………………………………………………………………... 117

Afterword ……………………………………………………………………………..... 121

About the Author …………………………………………………………………….....121

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