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    Hanoi Historical sites

    Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum

    The Hồ Chí Minh Mausoleum (Vietnamese: Lăng Chủ tịch Hồ Chí Minh) is a large memorial to the Vietnamese leader in Hanoi, Vietnam. It is located in the center of Ba Ðình Square, which is the place where Ho Chi [...]

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    Son Tay Citadel in Hanoi

    Located in Son Tay Town, 42 km from central Hanoi, the citadel was built in 1822 in a square shape. The wall of citadel was constructed of laterite, an extremely strong type of stone. It has four gates, the east [...]

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    Co Loa Citadel and An Duong Vuong Temple

    Co Loa Citadel is a citadel built near Phong Khe, about 20km to the North of today’s Hanoi, during the end of the Hồng Bàng Dynasty (about 257 BC). The site has been the source of various relics of the [...]

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    Turtle Tower in Hanoi

    Turtle Tower (Vietnamese: Tháp Rùa), also called Tortoise Tower is a small tower in the middle of Sword Lake, Hanoi, Vietnam. The tower was erected on the Turtle islet, the former fishing site under king Le Thanh Tong.  Under the [...]

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    Presidential Palace Historical Site

    The Presidential Palace of Vietnam, located in the city of Hanoi, was built between 1900 and 1906 to house the French Governor-General of Indochina. It was constructed by Auguste Henri Vildieu, the official French architect for Vietnam. Like most French [...]

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    Hoa Lo Prison in Hanoi

    Hoa Lo prison is located on the street of the same name. The French colonialists use Hoa Lo to imprison many patriots and communist prisoners. After peace was established (1954), this site was use by the Vietnamese government as a [...]

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    Flag Tower in Hanoi

    Built in 1812 under the reign of Kinh Gia Long, the Flag Tower is one of the few constructions in the Hanoi Citadel, which have survived almost intact. It now lies within the History Military Museum compound. The Flag Tower [...]

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    Hanoi’s Old Quarters

    Hanoi’s Old Quarter, or 36 Pho Phuong (36 Streets), with over a thousand years of history, remains one of Vietnam’s most lively and unusual places, where you can buy anything from a gravestone to silk pyjamas. Hanoi’s commercial quarter evolved [...]

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    Temple of Literature Hanoi

    The Temple of Literature (Van Mieu) is a pleasant retreat from the streets of Hanoi. It was founded in 1070 by Emperor Ly Thanh Tong, who dedicated it to Confucius (in Vietnamese, Khong Tu) in order to honour scholars and [...]

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    Thang Long Imperial Citadel

    For its three criteria of age-old historical and cultural values, being the center of regional political power for almost 13 centuries without interruption and diversified relic systems, the Central Sector of the Imperial Citadel of Thang Long – Ha Noi [...]

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