Aujourd’hui, nous sommes partis à huit heures du matin pour aller voir le mausolée de Ho Chi Minh , on a remarqué que l’établissement était très sécurisé et très strict. Nous avons du faire la queue en rang deux par deux pour pouvoir observer le corps de Ho Chi Minh pendant quelques secondes. A l’intérieur on ne pouvait ni parler, ni mettre les mains dans les poches, il fallait avoir un minimum de respect pour rentrer à l’intérieur de l’établissement. Apres avoir fini la visite du mausolée , nous sommes allés voir la pagode au pilier unique. Il fallait avoir une tenue vestimentaire correcte pour pouvoir rentrer dans le temple à côté du pilier unique.
Ensuite nous sommes allés au musée d’Ho Chi Minh pour découvrir l’histoire du Vietnam, la vie d’Ho Chi Minh et ses citations célèbres comme » Le prix de l’homme baisse quand il n’y a plus l’usage de sa liberte ». Nous avons pu observer les objets qu’ils ont conservés depuis la guerre du Vietnam, comme des armes ou des vêtements, les objets que les vietnamiens utilisaient pour affronter les ennemis et qui leur ont permis de survivre. Puis nous sommes allés manger au Highlands Coffee.
Melvine et William
After a long and tiring day,here we go again ready for another adventure.
This morning we left the hotel at 8am to go to Ho Chi Minh mausoleum. At the entrance,we had to stand in a long queue. The police officers were very strict. We couldn’t wear shorts, tank tops and we couldn’t talk or put our hands in our pockets in the mausoleum. There were guards in white uniforms everywhere and on each side of the monument there were wreaths of flowers to honour Ho Chi Minh. It was very cold inside because they want to keep Ho Chi Minh’s body refrigerated to keep him the way he looked when he was alive.
Then we went to the « One Pillar Pagoda » near the mausoleum. It is an original building because its main feature is that it is small and it is supported by one pillar only. It is surrounded by water. That is why people are interested in it.
After that we visited the Ho Chi Minh museum. It seems like everyone enjoyed it.There was a lot to see there : surrealistic pictures and sculptures, Ho chi Minh’s letters, some American items that had been left behind during the war in Vietnam, letters written by Vietnamese resistants among other things. This museum can be recommended to anyone who wishes to know more about Ho Chi Minh and Vietnamese culture. We ended our morning in a delicious restaurant « HiGHLAND COFFEE ». To conclude, we found this morning awesome even if we were still tired. We were blessed to visit Ho Chi Minh’s mausoleum and to pray Vietnamese gods at the pagoda. We had a lot of Fun and are now ready to go to Halong Bay.
Jasmine and Natacha
We saw various war machines like tanks and canons. There were also jet-fighters and we ran into the tower. We all enjoyed the nice meal and the visit. We had a great time. After that we went to Lenine’s park just across the street. We listened to two students’s presentation on Lenine. We then took taxis to go to the Ethnologic Museum.
We did lots of activities, both inside the museum and in the park.
We took taxis again to go back to our hotel, It took quite a long time, so everyone was tired. For that reason the teachers treated us to a break of one hour. Pretty cool, huh? After the break, we rode Vietnamese rickshaws around the Old Quarter to a restaurant called City View.
It was just another awesome day!
Noah et Adoundeth