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Da Nang Beach House: at home in central Viet Nam
9th April, 2012
Make Da Nang your base camp for visiting central Vietnam, between historical cities of Hue and Hoi An.
Welcome in our modern and comfortable house, located in a quiet area, 400 m from China beach !
Chill out around the swimming pool, on the beautiful white sand of the beach, or ask us for advice on many activities, sightseeing and day trip around Da Nang (Monkey Mountain, Hoi An, My Son sanctuary ...
More info & photos on our blog: danangbeachhouse.wordpress.com
#1 Posted: 9/4/2012 - 23:15
17th April, 2012
Please do not use the sensitive term "China Beach" as it is prohibited by local authorities. Instead, you can write " Non Nuoc Beach"; "My Khe Beach"...
#2 Posted: 17/4/2012 - 20:27
3rd March, 2010
Total reviews: 50
At least 43
I use China Beach, not to offend anyone, just because people know what I'm talking about then . . . same goes for Saigon vs. Ho Chi Minh. If you're giving this advice because it is a local business (sounds like an advert) then I can see where you are coming from . . . but still, how many people know where Non Nuoc Beach is?
Something similar happened in Shanghai recently when a British owned pizza chain was fined heavily for using the term "French Concession" in their advertising for their location. If they had said "Former French Concession" it would have been okay. Reminder of a colonial past not appreciated by the authorities.
Obviously, there is the faint whiff of authoritarianism when a government prohibits certain ways of refering to a location.
#3 Posted: 17/4/2012 - 21:37
9th April, 2012
Thanks for this very useful advice! However, since the terms "China" and "beach" are not illegal (even in Viet Nam), I think I can keep calling places the way I want.
By the way, are you part of the local authorities?
#4 Posted: 18/4/2012 - 05:13
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