Entrance to the Ho Chi Minh Museum
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Ho Chi Minh Museum, Hanoi

The Ho Chi Minh Museum, also known as the Bao Tang Ho Chi Minh, is a museum dedicated to the life of Vietnamese independence leader Ho Chi Minh which is located in Hanoi near to [Read more…]

The Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum is on Ba Dinh Square
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Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, Hanoi

The Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum is the tomb where the body of Ho Chi Minh resides. Ho Chi Minh was leader, first Prime Minister and then President, of the Democratic Republic of Vietnam from 1945 to [Read more…]

Presidential Palace in Hanoi
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Presidential Palace, Hanoi

The Presidential Palace in Hanoi is a grand European style building used for official government business, with the grounds of the palace open to visitors. The Presidential Palace opens to visitors from 08:00 to 11:30 [Read more…]

Entrance to Chua Dien Huu Pagoda
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Chua Dien Huu Pagoda, Hanoi

Chua Dien Huu Pagoda is located in Hanoi near to the Ho Chi Mausoleum and Presidential Palace. The famous One Pillar Pagoda is part of the same temple complex, although with a separate entrance. Chua [Read more…]

Side view of Hanoi Opera House
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Hanoi Opera House

Hanoi Opera House is the largest theatre in Vietnam and it was constructed in French style during the time when Vietnam was part of France’s Indochina colony. Hanoi Opera House is in constant use today [Read more…]

The Huc Bridge across Hoan Kiem Lake
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Hoan Kiem Lake, Hanoi

The Hoan Kiem Lake is in the Old Quarter of Hanoi in Vietnam and, along with the park around the lake, is the main focal point of the city. Local people come to the park [Read more…]

Entrance to the Second Courtyard of The Temple of Literature
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Temple of Literature, Hanoi

The Temple of Literature in Hanoi was built in 1070. What makes this temple so special is the Imperial Academy which is located within the temple grounds which, from 1076 to 1779, was a university [Read more…]

Vaulted ceilings at St Joseph's Cathedral in Hanoi
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St Joseph’s Cathedral, Hanoi

Constructed in 1886, St Joseph’s Cathedral is the oldest church in Hanoi and one of the first major building works of the newly formed French colonial government of Vietnam. The cathedral is built in the [Read more…]

One Pillar Pagoda in Hanoi
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One Pillar Pagoda, Hanoi

The One Pillar Pagoda is a small, but highly revered, temple near the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum in Hanoi. Its free to enter the grounds of the temple and easy to combine a visit to [Read more…]

Shrine to the White House
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Bach Ma Temple, Hanoi

Bach Ma Temple is a small building located in the Old Quarter of Hanoi, capital city of Vietnam. Bach Ma Temple is commonly identified as the oldest temple in Hanoi. One theory is that the [Read more…]