"Ba Dinh Square" Ba Dinh Square Tip by Ewingjr98

Ba Dinh Square, Hanoi: 3 reviews and 10 photos

  Hammer and Sickle at Ba Dinh Square
by Ewingjr98

Ba Dinh Square is a giant concrete open area that resonates communism. On one side is the big, blocky National Assembly Building while the other side has a nice park with the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum. The day I was here, there were hammer and sickle emblems in evidence and guards at frequent intervals.

In September 1945, Uncle Ho read the Vietnamese Declaration of Independence to a large group of citizens in this square.

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  • Updated Jul 1, 2004
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