Ho Chi Minh Trail Museum and the Perfume Pagoda

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One of Hanoi’s less visited historic sights, perhaps due to its distance from the city center, the Ho Chi Minh Trail Museum delivers an interesting insight to the effort and determination that went into maintaining the famous supply route from the Communist north to Vietcong strongholds in the American-backed south of Vietnam. The Perfume Pagoda, meanwhile, offers interesting shrines and a romantic river journey.This trip can also be combined with a visit to the mummies in the Dau Pagoda.

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Dau Pagoda

This 11th-century pagoda from the Ly dynasty houses Vietnam's two most famous mummies. In 1639 the Buddhist monks Vu Khac…

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Ho Chi Minh Trail Museum

The elaborate network of paths of the Ho Chi Minh Trail was used by North Vietnam to transport supplies to…

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Perfume Pagoda

Considered Vietnam's most important Buddhist site, the Perfume Pagoda (Chua Huong) is the largest of a cluster of shrines carved…

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