Hanoi and the End of My Vietnam Experience

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.

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The two main buildings we focused on were the President’s Palace and Ho Chi Minh’s Mausoleum.

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President’s Palace

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.

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Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum

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