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  • Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum

    A crowd waiting to see Uncle Ho. Despite Ho Chi Minh's request to be cremated, like communist leaders before him, he was embalmed and put on display. A visit to the mausoleum is a somber experience in the spiritual center of Vietnamese independence. The g…

  • Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum backside

    After two years of construction, the mausoleum of uncle Ho Chi Minh was officially inaugurated on 29th August 1975. The facade of the mausoleum faces the historic Ba Dinh Square. there is planted a beautiful park behind the monument.

  • The One Pillar Pagoda

    Sandwiched between the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum and the Ho Chi Minh Museum is the small yet elegant One Pillar Pagoda. The Pagoda was originally built by Emperor Ly Thai Thong around 1049. It was destroyed by the French just before they quit Hanoi in 1954. T…


  • Ho Chi Minh Stilt House

    Ho Chi Minh was the founder and president of the Democratic Republic of Vietnam. Although he had the look of a very respectful humble man, he was a great leader. Uncle Ho perfected the art of guerilla and liberated his country form the French. He also def…

  • Viet kids waiting to visit Uncle Stilt Ho's house

    There is a queue line of many people visiting uncle Ho's house. Their behaving is very disciplined and they beg the foreign visitors to pass the line.

  • Ho Chi Minh Stilt House

    Although there are only a few rooms, they are all filled with wind and fragrance from the surrounding garden. The two upstairs rooms are a study and bedroom while the ground floor level contains a meeting table. The carp pond provided opportunities for fi…


  • Presidential Palace in Hanoi

    This French colonial building was originally the living and working headquarters for the Governor General of Indochina. After Vietnam's defeat of the French in 1954, Ho Chi Minh refused to live here, preferring instead the modest cottage on the Palace's g…

  • The main entrance to Văn Miếu, the Temple of Literature to the first court yard

    The main entrance, walkway and gate was reserved for the use of the Emperor. Mandarins and students entered the temple through the gates on the left and right. In the autumn of the year Canh Tuat, the second year of Than Vu (1070), in the 8th lunar mon…

  • The big drum in the Văn Miếu complex



  • Khuê Văn pavilion to second courtyard

    The second courtyard, looking towards the Khue Van pavilion, which allows entry to the third courtyard.

  • Văn Miếu, the Temple of Literature

    The Temple of Literature (or Van Mieu) is one of Hanoi's highlights. The temple, an example of ancient Vietnamese architecture, was originally built in 1070 to honor scholars and literacy men. Soon after it became the country's first University. The names…

  • Drum tower and door to the second courtyard



  • The Second Courtyard in Văn Miếu complex

    Entrance to the third courtyard is through the dominating Khuê Văn Các (constellation of literature), a large pavilion built in 1802. Central to this courtyard is the Thien Quang Tinh ("Well Of Heavenly Clarity"), either side of which stand two great hall…

  • Inside the Văn Miếu Temple of Literature

    Many Vietnamese students come here to pray for success in their studies, especially before their big exams. It is a masterpiece of temple architecture honoring knowledge and those who pursue the rigorous path of learning.

  • Water puppets as souvenirs

    Souvenir Water Puppets from Hanoi's Famous Water Puppet Theater on Sale in the Courtyard of the Temple of Literature.


  • Music group inside the Văn Miếu Temple of Literature

    A track I recorded an posted in this album. Please turn on your speakers and listen to this nice traditional music.

  • Inside Văn Miếu (Temple of Literature) in Hanoi

    The statue of Confucius which reigns within the Great House of Ceremonies.

  • The Huc Bridge to the Jade Iceland

    at the Hoàn Kiếm Lake in Hanoi


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