• Short Summary

    DALAT IS SOUTH VIETNAM'S TOURIST CENTRE. LOCATED ABOUT 120 MILES NORTHEAST OF SAIGON, IT HAS?

  • Description

    DALAT IS SOUTH VIETNAM'S TOURIST CENTRE. LOCATED ABOUT 120 MILES NORTHEAST OF SAIGON, IT HAS BEEN FREE OF COMMUNIST VIETCONG ATTACKS AND IS A FAMOUS HOLIDAY RESORT FOR MANY WELL-TO-DO VIETNAMESE. THE REASON WHY THE VIETCONG ARE NOT PLUNDERING THIS PROVINCE, IS A QUESTION NO VIETNAMESE CAN ANSWER.

    THE CITY ENJOYS NATIONWIDE FAME FOR HER ROMANTIC BEAUTY -- THE WATERFALL AND PARK ARE TWO OF THE MANY ATTRACTIONS. UNLIKE OTHER SOUTH VIETNAMESE PROVINCE, THE CITY IS EXCEPTIONALLY COLD EVEN IN THE SPRING; THUS EVERYONE WEARS A SWEATER OR JACKET. AN OUTSTANDING FEATURE OF THE CITY IS THAT THE WOMEN SEEM TO BE THE BOSS. THEY PRACTICALLY MONOPOLISE THE CENTRAL MARKET, ROADSIDE STALLS AND OPEN AIR SHOPPING BAZAARS.

    AN AREA OF NEARLY 100 SQUARE MILES, DALAT, WITH AN ALTITUDE OF 5,000 FEET ABOVE SEA LEVEL, HAS A POPULATION OF 60,000 PEOPLE, NOT COUNTING ABOUT 20,000 TRIBESMEN LIVING IN THE VICINITY. THE CITY SUPPLIES VEGETABLES TO SAIGON AND CHOLON -- TWIN SISTER CITIES, IN THE SOUTH.

    THE FORMER HOLIDAY RESORT OF SOUTH VIETNAM'S FIRST LADY, MADAME NGO DINH NHU, WHO NOW LIVES IN EXILE IN PARIS, IT IS NOW A "HOLIDAY EXILE" FOR DISSIDENT COUP LEADERS. THE ONLY STRINGENT SECURITY MEASURE IS A POLICE STATION AS ONE COMES FROM THE AIRPORT.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAD9XXWNVZ2E3MCA8OIR7JG5TA9
    Media URN:
    VLVAD9XXWNVZ2E3MCA8OIR7JG5TA9
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    31/03/1965
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:26:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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