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This is the continuation of the review about my first day in  Hanoi . The first part of the review can be found here. Ngokshon Pagoda was built in the 19th century, on an island in the northern part of  Hoan Kiem Lake . In some guidebooks, the pagoda is called the Shrine of the Jade...
Having arrived from the airport, I settled in a hotel and went for a walk. All life in  Hanoi is concentrated around  Hoan Kiem Lake . There’s the Old Town to the north, the French Quarter to the south, and the road and the river to the east. I came to Hang Dieu Street. First...
The Temple of Literature  in  Hanoi , dedicated to Confucius, was built in 1070 by Emperor Li Thanh Tong. In 1076, the first University in Vietnam was opened nearby. The building of the university was destroyed, but the temple has been preserved very well. The architecture is...
The  Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum was opened August 29, 1975, in  Hanoi . Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum is located in  Ba Dinh Square and is available for visits any day except Monday and Friday. Unfortunately, I was there on Monday. Nothing could be done; no luck. Nearby, there was a...
I'll continue talking about the Tay Ho neighborhood. Let us start with the Pho Linh pagoda in  Hanoi . In my opinion, it is not really a pagoda, but a shrine. But the most interesting thing is that there is no information about this place on the Internet at all. This is a monk....
In Vietnamese, it is called Mua roi nuoc. It's about  Hanoi Thang Long Water Puppet Theater. I bought the most expensive ticket for $5 USD (as of 2012), as I do not like to sit very far from the stage. In general, it is a very specific kind of art. The puppeteers stand waist-deep in water,...
From the  Vietnam Military History Museum,  we went to the Snake Farm. It is located in the settlement called Le Mat not far from  Hanoi , only 6 miles away. Look at these houses! They are long with narrow facades. Our guide told us he got a 13 x 65 feet space. And...
Today we have a  Vietnam Military History Museum on the agenda. Hello, a new day!  Vietnam  wakes up early in the morning. At 6:30 am a loudspeaker in the street turned on. Very joyful and vigorous tunes and news are heard everywhere and the sound is very loud. At 9:00 am we...
From the  Temple of Literature,  we arrived at the monument. The picture on the screen changes all the time. Look! There's pagoda on one pillar! Unfortunately, I didn't remember the name of the monument! Now we go to the  Hoan Kiem Lake  or the Lake of the Returned Sword...
Temple of Literature  was founded in 1070. The first university in  Vietnam opened here  in 1076. This is what the entrance looks like. On the right side: This is the  Temple of Literature  in miniature. It shimmers a bit because it is under the glass. We...
Behind the  Ho Chi Minh Museum,  there is a Botanical Garden. Besides the garden and the pond with carps, there is the Presidential Palace built in the beginning of the 20th century. The first president of the Democratic Republic of Vietnam Ho Chi Minh thought the Palace was too...
The goal of our trip to Vietnam was visiting Dien Bien Phu and Cu Chi tunnels (which are underground towns of guerilla fighters of the Southern Vietnam). We are on the way from the airport to  Hanoi . Roads in Vietnam have tolls for cars, but motorbikes and motorcycles can ride...
I had 5 hours between flights in  Hanoi  and I had time to go to the old town. As usual in Southeast Asia, my attention was attracted by the crowds of moped drivers... What kind of fruit is it? Does a person in the middle has a broom in his hands? And is this a  Hanoi...