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This site is under construction as I backload pictures, videos and other content from my two previous trips to Vietnam (starting at the end of 2009) and the content I have after I moved to Vietnam. This backlog of content includes: 1) HCMC, Cu Chi and the Mekong Delta 2) Hanoi 3) Hue, Khe Sanh, Route 9 … Read more

Hue: The Citadel, the Imperial City (Dai Noi) & the Purple Forbidden City

This ten minute video about Hue, the Hue Citadel, the Imperial City and the Battle of Hue is shown to visitors in the Thai Hoa Palace – the throne palace of the Nguyen Emperors located near the entrance to the Forbidden Purple City where only the Emperor and his concubines and court eunuchs could enter.

Ho Chi Minh’s Mausoleum in Hanoi

The Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum (Vietnamese: Lăng Chủ tịch Hồ Chí Minh) is located in the center of Ba Ðình Square where Ho Chi Minh read the Declaration of Independence on September 2, 1945 – establishing the Democratic Republic of Vietnam. Construction on the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum began on September 2, 1973 and the … Read more

The Hanoi Presidential Palace

The Hanoi Presidential Palace of Vietnam was built by Auguste Henri Vildieu, the official French architect for Vietnam, between 1900 and 1906 to house the French Governor-General of Indochina. Like other French Colonial architecture, the palace’s design is European with the only visual cues that it is located in Vietnam being the mango trees surrounding … Read more