Do you recommend any books or movies about this city/country for those who are interested in learning more?
Catfish and Mandala. The Sympathizer. Watch the Ken Burns PBS documentary series on the Vietnam War. The Tale of Kieu (Vietnam's most famous ancient epic poem). - Dec 2017
Vietnam: Rising Dragon as well as Shadows and Wind: A View of Modern Vietnam. Both great windows into Vietnam through a number of lenses (journalism, corruption, environment, dissidents, land issues) - Mar 2015
Oodles of books about the Vietnam war. - Aug 2014
1956. - May 2010
Duiker's Ho Chi Minh bio. Vietnam Now by David Lamb. - Feb 2009
The Sorrow of War. - Feb 2009
Ho Chi Minh; A Life by William Duiker. Ho Chi Minh; A Life by William Duiker, I read several good books on the History of the French in Indochina and the Vietnam War. I recommend anyone coming here know the history as it makes the place come alive. - Sep 2008