Attractions from Hanoi

Attractions from

Ho Chi Mins house on piles: (Hanoi)
As Ho Chi Min did not want to live in the presidential palace, he lived instead in a beautiful house on piles in the garden behind the presidential palace. The ground floor is open as in the villages in the north provinces, and it was used for meetings etc. The first floor was Ho Chi Min's private chambers.
The art museum: (Hanoi)
The art museum of Vietnam opened for the first time on 24th June 1966. An extensive collection of Vietnamese architecture, art of drawings, sculptures and art is exhibited in the museum. The museum also has a fine exhibition of the special art of ethnic minorities.
The Hoan Kiem Lake: (Hanoi)
The Hoan Kiem Lake is situated in the part of Hanoi. According to the legend, a giant golden turtle came up from the lake and took the sword it had lend to King Le Li in 1427 so that he could drive away the Chinese occupying troops. There are still turtles in the lake, and if you see the golden turtle it means good luck.
The pagoda on a column: (Hanoi)
The pagoda was founded in the 11th century by King Ly Thai Tong. The pagoda, which can be seen today, is from 1955 as the original pagoda was destroyed in the war. The pagoda is shaped as a lotus flower; the column is the stalk and the pagoda is the flower. The pagoda has great symbolic value for the Vietnamese.

Area and city attractions

• Hanoi
• Ho Chi Minh City
• Hue
• Nha Trang
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