Have a Look Around for Lenin
There are not all that many Communist statues in Hanoi
, surprisingly. One that remains is of Soviet leader Vladimir Lenin, which stands near the Vietnamese Army Museum in Dien Bien Phu Street. In a weird twist of fate, the playground in which it is situated is now a favorite with local skateboarders. The Russian also lends his name to Lenin Park, one of Hanoi's most pleasant green areas.