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Yên Phụ

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  • Day7

    Ho Chi Minh Complex

    October 10, 2019 in Vietnam ⋅ ⛅ 31 °C

    After some lunch at Minh Anh Restaurant we visited the Ho Chi Minh complex. We had to go through security. We didn't enter the Mausoleum but saw it (from behind a yellow line) and the One Pillar Pagoda.

    The grounds were beautifully manicured and there were ladies tending to rice paddys within the complex.
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  • Day83

    Tag 83 Hanoi #Ho Chi Min

    December 21, 2019 in Vietnam ⋅ ☁️ 16 °C

    Ho Chi Min, die wohl wichtigste Person des Landes. Heute ging es in das Mausoleum Ho Chi Mins zur Einbein Pagode und natürlich durfte auch das Museum nicht fehlen😅. Mit sehr wichtigen Informationen zur Historie Vietnams.Read more

  • Day33

    Bác Ho

    January 8, 2015 in Vietnam ⋅ 🌙 15 °C

    A delelotti kulturprogram utan megcsodaltuk a szocialista "epiteszet" remekmuveit. Hanoi (es feltehetoleg egesz Vietnam) tele van Ho Chi Minh = Ho bácsi = Bác Ho eletenek es halalanak szentelt emlekmuvekkel es muzeum. A vietnamiak lathatoan teljesen odavannak legnagyobb kommunista vezetejukert, aki az idokinai haborukban gyozelemre vitte nepet. Nem traktalnek senkit a tortenelmi reszletekkel, a lenyeg, hogy a papat hatalmas imadat ovezi. Vegakarata az volt, hogy hamvait szorjak szet az orszag kulonbozo pontjain, de a moho kis rajongoi inkabb Leninhez hasonloan bebalzsamoztattak testet. es kiallitottak egy mauzoleumban a "Felvonulasi ter" mellett. Tomi ki tudja miert, nagyon szerette volna megnezni, de szerencsere, akarom mondani sajnos, nem volt epp nyitva.
    A Ho bacsi fele cuccok mellett talaltunk meg egy Leninszobrot is!
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  • Day24

    Hos Grab & Sozialismus

    March 6 in Vietnam ⋅ ⛅ 25 °C

    Es sieht aus wie in den 70ern im Sozialismus. Ein riesiger leerer Platz im lauten Straßenlärm. Die Leute machen hier Sport. Ich stelle mich nicht in die Schlange um die Leiche zu sehen 😬

  • Day26

    Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum in Hanoi

    March 13, 2018 in Vietnam ⋅ 🌫 19 °C

    We started our day with a visit to the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum. I was grateful to be traveling with a guide, because just figuring out where to go to enter the complex was daunting, as the line literally extended down the block, around the corner, and along the next block. Most of the visitors seemed to be in group tours, and almost everyone we saw was either Vietnamese or Chinese. (We were told that Chinese citizens could enter Vietnam without a visa for visits of up to 14 days, and that Hanoi is a popular tourist destination.) Our guide, Tam, surveyed the line and decided that he was going to ask someone if we could simply step into the line. He decided to approach a group of students, and ask if them if we could step into the line. They agreed and we join the queue.

    As soon as we stepped into the line, some of the girls gathered at the front group, started giggling and saying “hi” to us. I said hello back, which was met with peels of giggles and lots of pushing and jostling amongst the girls. For the next 20 minutes, we had very broken conversations with the girls, as they asked our names, where we were from, how old we were, and whether we had children. Some of the boys joined in, often translating when we were stuck. I learned that the kids in the group were 19 and 20, were studying environmental engineering at university. One of the girls asked me what I did, and our guide helped me translate that I was a lawyer. Despite my usual reluctance to name the school where I studied, I also told her that I went to Harvard. Her eyes became wide, and she told me that going to Harvard was “her dream.” A few of the girls asked if I would take a picture with them, and whether I was willing to become “facebook” friends. I said yes on both counts. Chatting with the girls made standing in line for over an hour enjoyable!

    The long line was for the sole purpose of going into the Mausoleum where Ho Chi Minh’s preserved body is displayed. Ho Chi Minh died in 1969, before the end of what they call the “American War.” His body was transferred to Russia, where it remained until the Mausoleum was completed and the war ended in 1975. Although Chairman Ho had asked to be cremated, this generals decided that it would be better to preserve the body and put it on display, so that people who did not have a chance to meet him when he was alive could meet him after his death. While this sounded a little strange to me, the enormous crowds who line up to see the Chairman’s body makes it clear that the generals were right. Watching the people stand patiently in line, and then pass by the body in silent reverence was as interesting as seeing the body itself.

    After passing through the Mausoleum, we walked through the grounds which have the palace in which important meetings are still conducted, the house in which Chairman Ho lived, and various gardens and pagodas. The grounds are lovely,
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  • Day48

    Hanoi

    July 31, 2018 in Vietnam ⋅ ⛅ 30 °C

    With a comfortable and pretty quick night bus we arrived in the capitol Ha noi early in the morning. This left us some time to plan our visit to Halong Bay and the onward travel to Laos.
    Then we had time to get lost in Hanois small alleys. The city has a bit of backcountry charm compared to the bustling Ho Chi Minh City. There's still a lot of traffic going on but less chaotic... First we wanted to visit Ho Chi Minhs mausoleum but the signage and opening hours are so bad that we didn't manage to get inside. We enjoyed that all the sights are in walking distance to the old city where most hotels are located. So we visited two churches, a temple area and later the mausoleum of Jo Chi Minh without getting inside.
    Later in the afternoon we went to Hao Lo prison, also called the 'Hanoi Hilton' by the US prisoners held there. It tells stories about the cruelty of the French colonialists and their vietnamese helpers. One section is reserved to tell how well the US soldiers were treated there but I guess that's a bit of propaganda. In the evening we "enjoyed" free beer for an hour at our hostel :)
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  • Day175

    Hanoi

    October 11, 2015 in Vietnam ⋅ ⛅ 24 °C

    A thick white blanket of cloud, backlit by an invisible sun, spanned the sky. At 23 degrees the day felt very mild compared to the high temperatures and humidity we had experienced. The locals were wrapped in jackets and hats as we might be on a cold autumn day.

    Around the edge of Hoan Kiem Lake and down wide busy streets away from the Old Quarter, we stopped for lunch where the chef/owner had appeared on Vietnamese Masterchef in 2013. Alex enjoyed delicious 'Bun Bo' (rice vermicelli and beef in sauce) whilst Kim had tasty 'Pho Ga' (chicken rice noodle soup). Not only was it very enjoyable it was also very cheap with the bill totalling £5!

    With full stomaches we marched westward to stand before the brutal architecture of the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum. Lined on either side with giant red Communist flags, which fluttered brightly in the faint wind. Guards in uniforms, taut with medals and starch, stood watchful whilst on the lawn women crouched low to pull weeds. You go inside and file past Ho Chi Minh's embalmed body with thousands of other tourists. However the prospect of viewing a corpse 46 years dead did not overly excite us so we wandered by.

    Adjacent and behind layers of security was the intensely yellow Presidential Palace. Just like the White House in Washington, we had no idea if anyone was at home behind its tall gates and blinded windows. However it is said that Ho Chi Minh did not reside in the lavish overthrow of French colonialism, choosing instead to live in a small stilt house set within the grounds.

    Circumnavigating the edge of the old crumbling citadel walls we came to its North Gate. Originally built in 1805 by the Nguyen Dynasty, at 17 metres tall it remains an imposing structure. It's face is scarred by two great holes gouged out the brickwork, caused by cannon fire when the French took the city by force at the end of the 19th century. Atop of the gate incense vapour drifted from a solemn bronze altar to the Nguyen leaders charged with the city's defence.
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  • Day4

    Day 4 Ha Noi

    October 5, 2018 in Vietnam ⋅ ⛅ 30 °C

    Another sunny and hot day in Hanoi. We slept late and had breakfast in the hostel. Then we went again into the city and explored some other areas. We saw lots of temples, the imperial citadel, the presidential palace and the botanical garden, next to other sights. On the way back we had dinner in a Vietnamese restaurant. We shared a hot pot with different meat, vegetables and undefinable food. We took a taxi to the train station, or we tried to: The driver took us too far and it was not easy to find the right spot. Finally we found it and got our tickets to Sa Pa which is in the north of Vietnam. As it was a night train we had a room with four beds which we shared with a local guy. The train left the train station and it started shaking...Read more

  • Day23

    Ho Chi Minh

    December 28, 2019 in Vietnam ⋅ ⛅ 21 °C

    No visit to Hanoi would be complete without a nod to "Uncle Ho," the man so central to the 20th century in this part of the world. One thing Ho got right was that his will called for him to be cremated with his ashes to be scattered around the country, but the powers that be did the opposite and gave him the full communist treatment. His embalmed body is on display in the mausoleum in the 1st picture. The mausoleum is part of a larger complex of buildings that include the presidential palace in the 2nd picture; house 54 (across the pond) where Ho worked in the 3rd; and the famous stilt house where he lived (the last 2 pictures).Read more

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