Ba Dinh Square
Ba Đình Square (Vietnamese: Quảng Trường Ba Đình) is the name of a famous square in Hanoi where president Ho Chi Minh read the Proclamation of Independence of the Democratic Republic of Vietnam on September 2, 1945. It is named after the Ba Đình Uprising, an anti-French rebellion that occurred in Vietnam in 1886-1887 as part of the Cần Vương movement. When Ho Chi Minh died, the granite Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum was built here to display his embalmed body. It remains a major site of tourism and pilgrimage.
Ba Dinh Square is in the center of Ba Dinh District, with several important buildings located around it, including the President's Palace, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Ministry of Planning and Investment, and a new building for the National Assembly currently under construction (replacing the demolished Ba Dinh Hall).
- A brief chronology of Vietnam's history Anh Thư Hà, Hò̂ng Đức Trà̂n - 2000 "On September 2, 1945, President Hổ Chí Minh made public the Declaration of Independence at Ba Đình Square (Hanoi), thus founding the Democratic Republic of Vietnam with Hanoi as its capital."
- Origines: the streets of Vietnam : a historical companion J. Wills Burke - 2001 "Ba Đình Square, Where HỔ Chí Minh proclaimed Vietnamese independence On 2 September 1945, derives its name from this uprising.
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