Take a peek at the most exquisite floating library in Vietnam. In a beautiful cross-pollination of the arts, one of the bay’s most stunning places to read is in a library inspired by the spirit of Bach Thai Buoi, who transformed transportation on the waterways of Tonkin in the early 20th century. The well-stocked library is located on the upper deck and exceedingly comfortable, so a perfect setting for reading and relaxing.
The Bach Thai Buoi Library has a rich collection of books on subjects such as the arts, culture, architecture, artworks, literature, travel and 1930s French Indochina. Here you can find books about the inpirational entrepreneur, Bach Thai Buoi, as well as the exclusive books Red River Memories, Bao Dai Best-Kept Secrets, and The Picasso of Vietnam written by the cruise owner, Pham Ha.
As you sip a cup of coffee or tea in a very relaxed setting reminiscent of colonial times, reading about the history of Vietnam, you will be transported back in time with old photos, postcards, photo journals and art books about Annam, the Gulf of Tonkin and the Red River.