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Presidential Palace

Hanoi

February 5th 2011
Hanoi is in Northern Vietnam so the weather was somewhat cooler that the rest of our trip. Not cold by any means but more comfortable. We started our day at the Ho Chi Minh mausoleum. It is located in the center of Ba Ðình Square, which is the place where Ho Chi Minh read the Declaration of Independence on September 2, 1945, establishing the Democratic Republic of Vietnam. Ho Chi Minh wanted ... read more
Asia » Vietnam » Red River Delta » Hanoi

Vietnamese Flag The conquest of Vietnam by France began in 1858 and was completed by 1884. It became part of French Indochina in 1887. Independence was declared after World War II, but the French continued to rule until 1954 when they were defeated by Communist forc... ... read more
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