Ho Chi Minh Quarter

Ho Chi Minh Quarter

The Ho Chi Minh Quarter contains some of city’s most historic and culturally fascinating sights, which give a great overview of not just Hanoi’s recent past but further back in time as well. Centred around the imposing façade of Ho Chi Minh’s mausoleum, there is no better place to learn about the life and beliefs of the man still much revered in modern Vietnam, affectionately known as ‘Uncle Ho’. You can also catch a glimpse of a Vietnam of days-gone-by amongst the tranquil courtyards and gardens of the Temple of Literature, one of the country’s best preserved temples.

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Six Facts About The Ho Chi Minh Quarter

Ho Chi Minh didn’t want a mausoleum, in his will he wished to be cremated

The Temple of Literature was Vietnam’s first university, founded here in 1076

The Temple of Literature appears on the 100,000 dong note

Ho Chi Minh lived in a traditional stilt house in the grounds of the Presidential Palace, after refusing to live in the palace itself

The Presidential Palace was built by Auguste Henri Vildieu, the official architect of French Indochina

The One Pillar Pagoda was built in the 11th century, however the current one is a replica after the original was burnt down by French Union forces in 1954.

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