Vietnam – The Trail of Hanoi (2)

Today we went to visit the Ho Chi Minh mausoleum at the Ba Dinh Square. It is located in a big park. It was nice to walk about but weather was a bit hot.

This is the Ministry of Foreign Affair office which was located a stone away from the mausoleum.


This is the entrance of the Ho Chi Minh mausoleum with the mausoleum guards. There were a lot of visitors both locals and also tourist around the mausoleum.


The map of the Presidential Palace ground in the Ba Dinh Square…which to area to see?


The Presidential Palace which a hundred-year-old French colonial building in the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum Complex surrounding Ba Dinh Square. Nice bright colour, right?


The tree roots at the Garden of Presidential Palace.


Carp pond at the garden of Presidential Palace


Ho Chi Minh Stilt house


Old building converted to souvenir shops. Noticed they are also in bright yellow in colourful like the Presidential Palace.


Postcards to choose from….


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12 thoughts on “Vietnam – The Trail of Hanoi (2)

      • That’s the story of my life and blog hahaha – I remember JUST enough to know there’s a good story there, but not quite enough to flesh out the full story. Oh well, at least you got a great photo out of it!

        • I know this story. The tree named “Cây Bụt Mọc” because the root looks like a fairy character “Bụt” (a good-nature old man who always helps people). The story is Uncle Ho saved this tree from its damage of termites. People want to chop the tree down but Uncle Ho said it’s easy to chop the tree down, but harder to plant a new tree. Then Uncle Ho taught them how to save that tree. (That’s what I know).

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