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Top 9 Things To Do In Hanoi, Vietnam

“There’s so much going on” is what most people will tell you about Hanoi. Indeed, there’s a lot happening all at once but I loved it!  Here’s the top nine attraction to see when in Hanoi: 1.The Huc Bridge- This beautiful red bridge connects the sacred Buddhist Ngoc Son Temple and the bank of Hoan Kiem Lake in the center of the city.  2.Hoàn Kiếm Lake- Hoan Kiem Lake, also known as Hồ Gươm, is a lake in the historical center of Hanoi, the capital city of Vietnam. The lake is one of the major scenic spots in the city and serves as a local point for its public life.  3. Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum – Vietminh leader Ho Chi Minh’s final resting place. When He died in 1969, his body was sent to Russia to be preserved. It is very impressive to see how many people stand in line for hours just to visit his body and pay respects. Make sure you spot the change of guards!  4. Temple of Literature – Also known as Temple of Confucius and Vietnam’s first …

Describe Hanoi in Five Words

If you had to choose five words to describe Hanoi, what would they be? 1) Alluring 2) Devoted Ho Chi Minh was, and still is, a very respected leader in the Vietnamese culture. Every thousands of people from all over Vietnam visit the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum located in the center of Ba Dinh Square and pay their respects. When Ho Chi Minh died in 1969, his body was sent to Russia to be preserved. It is very impressive to see how many people stand in line for hours just to visit his body and pay respects. 3) Hard-working It is very noteworthy that locals are very hard-working. Whether they are business executives, fruit sellers or watch manufacturers, you can see that they are very goal-oriented and achievers. Many people that work in Hanoi live in small towns outside the city. Every week they go back to their small towns and give their family what they’ve earned. Did you know that the women selling fruits around Hanoi make an approximate of 25 USD a month? …