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  • Little worshipper girl Hoa

    The small girl came with her family to worship the holy place of the Tran Quoc Pagoda. Her name Hoa has the meaning of a flower blossom.

  • Group of tourists visiting Ho Chi Minh park

    The Mausoleum, the One Pillar Pagoda and the Ho Chi Minh Museum ist the destination for all tourists visiting Hanoi. Here a group of Chinese tourists following the leader who is holding a banderol that nodody gets lost.

  • One Pillar Pagoda Hanoi

    The One Pillar Pagoda is a rebuilted iconic Buddhist temple, originally erected in 1049, designed to resemble a lotus blossom.

  • Ho Chi Ming Mausoleum

    The Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum is a copy of Lenin's Mausoleum in Moscow. It is place the embalmed body of Ho Chi Minh, the Vietminh leader and Chairman of the Communist Party of Vietnam from 1951 until his death in 1969.

  • Honorable gardes at the mausoleum

    White dressed uniform guards stand stiff and lifeless like waxworks in front of the main door to Uncle Ho's remnants which are presented in a glass case to the public daily from 09:00am to 11.00am.

  • National Assembly Building in Hanoi

    Opposite of the holy mausoleum of Ho Chi Minh stands the proud construction of the National Assembly of Vietnam. The National Assembly consisted of 500 elected deputies. Formerly, despite its many formal duties, the National Assembly existed mainly as a l…

  • Walk to Uncle Ho mausoleum

    People walk to the mausoleum of Ho Chi Minh, in Vietnam lovingly called Uncle Ho. He passed away on 2nd of September 1969. The embalmed body of Ho Chi Minh is preserved in the cooled, central hall of the mausoleum, which is protected by a military honor g…

  • Gate to the Presidential Palast Hanoi

    The palace hosts government meetings. But its not open to the public, although one may walk around the grounds for a fee. Doing this capture a guard was blowing his whistle in same moment.

  • Tran Quoc Pagoda in Hanoi

    One of the nice sightseeing destination in Hanoi, where many Vietnamese and foreign worshippers came to celebrate. The complex is a cultural symbol of Vietnamese Buddhism.

  • Local visitors walk to Tran Quoc Pagoda

    Local worshipers on the footbridge who come to the temple to pray. Its especially popular during the 1st month of the Lunar calendar.

  • Trán Vu statue in Quán Thánh Temple

    Because of the famous statue, Quán Thánh Temple was once wrongly named by the French as "Pagoda of the Big Buddha". But the giant bronze statue depicts Trán Vu as a deity with his two symbolic animals, the serpent and the turtle. This statue is measured 3…

  • In the courtyard of Quán Thánh Temple

    A small building in the courtyard of the famous Quán Thánh Temple in Hanoi Ba Dinh District. The temple scripture currently are written in ancient Chinese, due to Chinese rule over Vietnam for around a thousand years. During the 17th century, French miss…

  • Inside the park of The Temple of Literature

    Well of Heavenly Clarity The flag shows four of five elements of Vietnam: Red for fire and the south Blue of black for water and the north Yellow for the earth and the center Green for wood and the east and the white which isn't shown on the flag its the…

  • Altar to Confucius and his disciples

    Directly facing us a large red lacquered statue of Confucius as we entered the fifth courtyard from the previous Great House of Ceremonies.

  • In the Temple of Literature

    Altar to Chu Van An, the rector of the imperial academy inside the temple of the last courtyard in the amazing garden.

  • Playing the Dàn tranh zither

    The lady behind is playing the Dàn tranh an instrument similar to the Chinese Guzheng. Inside the temple of the last courtyard in the Literatur Park often can listen to traditionell North-Vietnamese music groups or musicians.

  • Tourguide Phuong

    The meaning of her name "Phuong" is "direction" or "the way", very close to her profession as the guide.

  • St. Joseph's Cathedral, Hanoi

    Its one of first destination during all sightseeing tour through the city Hanoi. Construction began in 1886, with the architectural style described as resembling Notre Dame de Paris. The church was one of the first structures built by the French colonial…

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