Hanoi, Vietnam
September 27, 2016

The Ho Chi Minh Museum was constructed in May 1990 on the occasion of President Ho Chi Minh’s 100th birth anniversary. It was built for the Vietnamese people to commemorate their struggle and victories during his era and to show their deep gratitude to President Ho Chi Minh.

The museum has several sections and a thematic exhibition space to showcase Ho Chi Minh’s life and revolutionary career, artifacts, artworks, documentary films and over 25,000 publications about President Ho and the Vietnamese revolution.

The thousand-year-old One Pillar Pagoda beside the Ho Chi Minh Museum is a Buddhist temple built from wood on a single stone pillar during the time of Emperor Ly Thai Tong. The design resembling a lotus blossom is a symbol for purity and the shrine inside the pagoda is dedicated to Vietnamese Buddhist deity Quan Am.

One Pillar Pagoda is one of Vietnam’s most iconic and most revered temples. It has been destroyed during the evacuation of the French Union forces in 1954 and was rebuilt afterwards.