It’s hard to believe but after 14 days in Vietnam our trip was coming to a close. We ended our Vietnam experience in Hanoi, the capital of Vietnam in the north. When we arrived we toured the section of the city that houses all the government buildings.
The two main buildings we focused on were the President’s Palace and Ho Chi Minh’s Mausoleum.
The President’s Palace was built and used by the French during their occupation of Vietnam. Since Ho Chi Minh was elected Vietnam’s first President the palace has only been used for receiving foreign dignitaries. According to our guide Ho Chi Minh was a very humble person and refused to live in such opulence.