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

Ho Chi Minh Stilt House: Exterior

Ho Chi Minh believed the Hanoi Presidential Palace was too grand and hence when he became president of the Democratic Republic of Vietnam in 1954, he had a modest wooden structure built in a corner of the Presidential Palace’s extensive grounds. This structure, known as the Ho Chi Minh Stilt House or as Nha San … Read more