This is a segment from “Discoveries Vietnam, Rice Baskets to World Heritage” about communism and its almost disastrous effect on Vietnam’s rice crop. It visits farmers during rice harvest telling the compelling story of how this country has transformed in recent years from famine to feast. Experience many different kinds of markets… produce, fish, dry goods & even floating markets! Journey back in time to the Unesco World Heritage Sites of 16-17th century Hoi An, 4th-13th century religious and political capital of the Champa Kingdom, My Son & former capital (until 1945), and the cultural, intellectual, and spiritual center of Vietnam, Hue with its distinctive Citadel. Experience the drama and spectacle of ancient tombs and pagodas. Hard working farmers take a moment from their back breaking labor to sing songs & talk about the harvest, an illustration of just how happy are the farmers in the 21st century compared to the days of near famine under collective farming rules imposed by the communist government in 1972.