Ho Chi Minh Museum

architect? (If you know the name of the architect, would you please write me--address below)
1985--1990




This museum, dedicated to the life and deeds of Ho Chi Minh (broadly defined), was built with the aid of the USSR. Though modern in architectural style, its shape alludes to the lotus, symbolically associated in Buddhist mythology with perfect understanding.
 

Views of the side

 

Central room with the enormous statue of Ho Chi Minh

His hand is raised in the symbolic gesture of learning with the sun behind him rising through the clouds.
 
 
If you know the name of the artist and the date of this work, will you please send me an email at the address below.


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