Covering two floors and a patio, this Old Quarter art space has a few surprises to offer. Ceramic sculptures in the window ... More
Covering two floors and a patio, this Old Quarter art space has a few surprises to offer. Ceramic sculptures in the window give a sample of what is to come, their frog-like stances uncannily mimicking early Max Ernst. As you walk in, a huge lacquer fresco by Nguyen Quang Duc assaults your gaze with its vast sweeping techniques. A massive ceramic wind chime by Nguyen Bao Toan beckons from above, with what appear to be dangling human figures. Further ceramic work covers much of the floor inside.
A short taxi or motorbike ride outside of Hanoi's center brings visitors to the Museum of Ethnology. The French designed
building and surrounding grounds, which simulate life in the provinces, warrant the trip even before guests step inside. The ...
This small lake between the Old Quarter and the French Quarter is central to Hanoian folklore. A ghostly shrine (the
Turtle Pagoda) standing on an islet at its center pays homage to a golden turtle. In the 15th century, ...
Despite Ho Chi Minh's request to be cremated, like communist leaders before him, he was embalmed and put on display.
A visit to this mausoleum here in Hanoi is a somber experience in the spiritual center of Vietnamese independence. ...