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Parque héroe de la liberación de Vietnam

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Vietnam Memorial Mexico City
Photo: Autoridad del Centro Histórico de la Ciudad de México

The Parque héroe de la liberación de Vietnam is dedicated to Ho Chi Minh, the Vietnamese defender. It’s a historical and obscure park that has had more names than trees. The street on the eastern side is Plaza Nezahualcóyotl. The park opened though, as the Plaza de la Libertad de los Pueblos (Liberty of the People Plaza) in 2009. The Vietnamese Embassy designed the square and installed the monument in Honor of Ho Chi Minh.

  • Ho Chi Minh (1890—1969) entered politics as a very young man, in France. He put his voice forward in support of the Independence of Vietnam and inspired by the Bolshevik Revolution, He helped found the Indochinese Communist Party in 1930 and spent much of the interwar period advocating for independence. The Viet Minh, the League for the Independence of Vietnam, siezed Hanoi under his leadership at the end of World War II. He then served as president of the embattled country for 25 years until his death in 1969.

Today the plaza offers some respite from the vendors who frequently line the outside. Commerce and traffic on the facing Avenida 20 de noviembre are constants. The park is, judging by sheer numbers, one of the City’s most visited. Visitors will often take in at least some of the sites around the Pino Suárez shopping center complex and the Metro, if not the San Lucas Market area.

How to get here
  • Cjon. Flamencos 1, Col Centro, Alc. Cuauhtémoc, 06080 CDMX

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