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Overlooking Hanoi Lake

UNCLE HO - Ho Chi Minh

December 1st 2012
Today we pay a vist to Uncle Ho, the founding father of unified Vietnam, who eveyone worships, a true legend in Vietnamese history. Uncle Ho has been dead for 43 years however he is still looking good, hair & skin intact. His body has been embalmed and rests in the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum. Uncle Ho is everywhere on bank notes and walls of shops & houses. Afterwards we wander around the Old Qua ... read more
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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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