|Hanoi Opera House|
The city was occupied by the Japanese in 1940 and liberated in 1945, when it briefly became the seat of the Viet Minh government after Ho Chi Minh proclaimed the independence of Vietnam. However, the French returned and reoccupied the city in 1946. After nine years of fighting between the French and Viet Minh forces, Hanoi became the capital of an independent North Vietnam in 1954.During the Vietnam War, Hanoi's transportation facilities were disrupted by the bombing of bridges and railways. These were all, however, promptly repaired. Following the end of the war, Hanoi became the capital of a reunified Vietnam when North and South Vietnam were reunited on July 2, 1976.
|One Pillar Pagoda|
No trip to Hanoi would be complete without a trip to
|Inside the Ho Chi Minh Museum|
Next stop, the
|Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum|
From Hanoi, we moved onto our next destination which was Hue, to follow the next phase of our Vietnam adventure click on the underlined link.