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Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, Hanoi

The mausoleum is grand. It’s a majestic structure that stands alone in front of a vast lawn and is heavily guarded. Such a gesture helps put into perspective just how important Ho Chi Minh was to the Vietnamese people, how highly regarded he was. 119 more words

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Embalmed

Ho Chi Minh’s embalmed body now spends most of its time in a monumental edifice in Hanoi.  However, he usually gets a break in the autumn when he pops off on a journey of over 9,000 km, to Russia, for a spot of body maintenance. 71 more words

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Vietnam 2017 - Part 2

5th September, 2017.

Following our early morning walk around Hoan Kiem Lake we set off in our coach touring various sites in Hanoi.

Vietnamese National Assembly House. 229 more words

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Vietnam 2014 - Trip Report #10

These reports are from our very first trip to Vietnam in September 2014, so therefore prior to the previous trip reports!  Originally posted on TripAdvisor, this is trip report #10… 3,333 more words

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Hanoi ~ Vietnam

Hanoi is the capital of Vietnam and the country’s second largest city by population with over seven million people.  Hanoi is 1,090 miles north of Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon).   2,404 more words

Hanoi

I spent roughly four days in Hanoi over the course of a week. This was interspersed with tours in Halong Bay and Sapa.

I mostly did self-guided walking in Hanoi, but I did go on a… 1,420 more words

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Catching my breath in Hanoi, Vietnam

After an amazing 3 weeks in Laos with my travel partner, Vivien and the dutch boys, we were ready to continue our journey to another country, Vietnam! 1,097 more words