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Hanoi Vietnam

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Fast Facts

  • From 1902 to 1953, Hanoi served as the capital of French Indochina

  • As recently as the early 1990s motorised transport was rare; most people got around on bicycles

  • In the 13th century Hanoi’s 36 guilds established themselves in the area now known as the Old Quarter. Each guild took a different street – hence the area's original name ‘36 Streets’

  • Ho Chi Minh's Mausoleum is closed for about two months each year while Ho Chi Minh’s embalmed corpse goes to Russia for maintenance

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