The Lenin Statue on Dien Bien Phu Street. The Maersk corporation celebrating their investment license with a lavish show at the Hilton hotel. Garment workers making 100-150 USD a month in Vietnam's booming industry. All is part of modern Vietnam.
A WALK THROUGH
VIET NAM'S HISTORY
WITH A GLIMPSE
OF THE FUTURE
Ha Noi's original name Thang Long means 'Rising DragonŽ. The capital was established at the Red River almost a 1.000 years ago, because Viet Nam's most powerful dragon was believed to reside here. The picture shows Hoan Kiem lake in the 19 century. According to the myth a magic sword is still kept in the lake by a giant turtle. The sword will be released, if Viet Nam should again be in mortal danger.
- Why did the sisters Trung have some of Viet Nam's most important streets named after them?
- What were the French really doing in "L'Indochine"?
- Why and how did America loose the war in Viet Nam?
- Why is Lenin still on display in Ha Noi in 2012?
- Will Viet Nam become Asia's next tiger?
The answers may be found during the three-hour walking tours, I do on request from visitors to Ha Noi. Together we visit Viet Nam's unique capital with a focus on the locations, which have made a strong impact on Vietnamese history, culture and politics.
This sight-seeing-with-a-purpose includes visits to the ancient Temple of Literature, the French colonial death row in Hoa Lo Prison and the B52-Lake with the wreck of the last US airplane that was shot down over Ha Noi.
Drop me an email at email@example.com well in advance of your visit, if you would like to know 'where Viet Nam is coming from'.