Historical Ba Dinh Square

Historical Ba Dinh Square

Ba Dinh Square could be seen as the political and historical heart of modern Vietnam thanks to its past historical roles and its location in Ho Chi Minh Complex.Your vacation in Hanoi would be more interesting to add this square on your trip together with discovering Hanoi's other attractions

Historical Ba Dinh Square in Hanoi, Vietnam

When the French colony dominated Vietnam, they set up the square and named it  Puginier Round Point garden, also known as Round Square. After the success of General Revolution in August 1945, it was renamed Ba Dinh square to memorize the uprising against the French of Dinh Cong Trang rebellion that occurred in Ba Dinh area, Nga Son district, Thanh Hoa Province ( 1886-1887).

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If Hanoi is the capital of Vietnam, Ba Dinh Square is the warm heart of Hanoi capital.It did witness a lot of the nation’s important historical events. At this square, on 2nd September 1945, President Ho Chi Minh read the Declaration of Independence to a crowd of half million Vietnamese people to give a birth to the Democratic Republic of Vietnam (now the Socialist Republic  of Vietnam).That was a historical & happy moment for Vietnamese to cheer up the nation’s independence & unity ending the French’s colonial domination of nearly 100 years and the Japanese cruel fascism of almost 5 years. Also at this square,the funeral of President Ho Chi Minh was organized in 24 years later, in 1969. International delegates and Vietnamese garthered here to mourn & cry to send off Uncle Ho- their great leader. Then this square was chosen by in-power Vietnamese government as a site to construct Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum as a final resting place of President Ho Chi Minh so that our great father can be forever remembered.

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Nowadays, Ba Dinh square is the place that the nation annually hold the celebrations of  the national day – 2nd September  with military parades, commemoration of veterans, meeting....Also here on daily basic, you can experience impressive moments of flag raising and lowering ceremony at 6am and 9pm everyday with excited orchestra and national anthem ferformed by militery solders in white uniforms.Interestingly, despite its solemnity during the moment of flag salutation rituals, the square is then back again a popular gathering place for the locals: families who want a walk, elderly who want to exercise and friends who want to hang out.

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As a part of Ho Chi Minh complex so when doing a trip to this square, you can visit other places in the complex such as Ho Chi Minh mausoleum, Presidential Palace, House on stilts  and One Pillar Pagoda on a half day tour. You can take a walk, taxi or motobike for a visit to this sight on your own.However, if you like to learn more about Hanoi’s culture, history and to visit other attractions in Hanoi, you can join us in Hanoi city tour which already includes Ba Dinh Square as one stop in our itinerary. We are happy to support you and be your trusted friend for your enjoyable holiday in Hanoi, Vietnam.For further information of any travel service, please, send us your request to bluewaytourist@gmail.com or visit our website http://goldenholidaytravel.com for more reference. See you in Hanoi, Vietnam

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