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Saturday, September 14, 2013

HANOI,VIETNAM, DAY-3

TRAVEL DATE - SEP 2012

STAY  @ Hanoi Style Hotel ($26)35-37 Ma May Street, Hanoi, Vietnam

We had full day to explore before our departure.We planed to visit museum and other attraction. 
Vietnam National Museum of History
This museum tells the story of history of Vietnam and helped us to understand Vietnam. It is well maintained and have extensive collection. There are less explanation and translation  in English, so it is difficult to understand many items.
Vietnam National Museum of History

Vietnam National Museum of History

Vietnam National Museum of History building
Main entrance

Inside the musuem


Golden crown, Vietnam National Museum of History building
ancient sculptures , Vietnam National Museum of History building
Sanskrit inscription , Vietnam National Museum of History building
Sanskrit inscription



One pillar pagoda, hanoi, vietnam
One pillar pagoda

One pillar pagoda

It a historical pagoda, standing on single concrete pillar.We took some pictures here, nothing much to explore.
One pillar pagoda, hanoi, vietnam
One pillar pagoda

Ho chi Minh mausoleum

It is a memorial where the embalmed body of Ho Chi Minh is preserved. It was closed on the day we arrived .We watched the parade of soldier in front of it.

Ho chi inh mausoleum hanoi vietnam
ho chi minh mausoleum
lady soldiers

Presidential palace

It is beautiful building  and design  is influence by french architecture.Visitors are not allowed inside. 

Presidential palace hanoi vietnam


There is stilt house nearby  that housed Ho Chi Minh from 1958 to his death in 1969.
ho chi minhs collection of used cars , stilt house, hanoi
ho chi minhs collection of used cars , stilt house, hanoi


Ho chi minh  museum

Every city in Vietnam has one. We decide not to explore as we  already been in other cities.
ho chi minh  museum , hanoi
ho chi minh  museum
OPera house
It is located in central Hanoi and buily by french in 1910.
Opera house hanoi