Most people who have read Greene's novel, or will see the movie, have not been to Vietnam. To better understand its backdrop, take a virtual tour of some of the most important places featured in the story.

Rue Catinat, the famous Saigon street where many events in the novel take place.

Scenes of life in Saigon.

A common method of transportation in Vietnam is the trishaw.

Phat Diem Cathedral, a place where people sought sanctuary.

Scenes in Ninh Binh - where much of the story takes place:

  • Landscape of Hoa Lu, near Ninh Binh

  • Hua Lu, medieval site of the early kingdom of Vietnam, near Ninh Binh

  • Statue of medieval king at Hoa Lu, near Ninh Binh

  • Canal of Ken Ga, near Ninh Binh

  • Villagers transporting stones along the Ken Ga Canal

  • Troglodyte sanctuary near Tam Coc, near Ninh Binh

  • Rice fields among the Karstic Mountains of Tam Coc, near Ninh Binh

  • Catholic tombs in the rice fields near Ninh Binh

  • About Hoi An, where the movie was filmed.


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Author: Carole D. Bos, J.D. 5186stories and lessons created

Original Release: Feb 01, 2003

Updated Last Revision: Dec 13, 2013

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