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  The National Hero (of the old times)
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  • The National Hero (of the old times) - Hanoi
      The National Hero (of the old times)
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  • Pillar and Le Loi - Hanoi
      Pillar and Le Loi
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  • The hero about to return his sword (Hoan Kiem) - Hanoi
      The hero about to return his sword (Hoan Kiem)
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On the western side of Hoan Kiem Lake, is a small monument dedicated to Le Loi who expelled Chinese invaders in 1428; he is the one of the legend of the restored sword of Hoan Kiem Lake! Look how proudly he holds his sword, he later gave back to the god of the lake.
This is a very small statue fitted on a pillar and incense burns at the foot of the pillar. After his victory, he became emperor, under the name of Le Thai To (not to be confused with Ly Thai To!!)
There are few trees and benches here, and it is rather calm and it is nice to walk around for a few minutes. Nearby is a caf where it is also very pleasant to have a sit with a drink and look at the trees.

Directions: Le Tai To street, West of Hoan Kiem Lake.

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  • Written Jan 19, 2008
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