01 October 2021

Hanoi 50 years later

I came of age in the late 1960s when the word "Hanoi" was emblematic of the ongoing conflict in Vietnam.  Then today I encounter this:
Billed as the world’s first gold-plated hotel, the Dolce by Wyndham Hanoi Golden Lake opened its luxurious doors in Vietnam’s capital city on July 2... The five-star hotel is filled with golden touches, including gold-plated tubs, sinks, and yes, even toilets, according to Reuters. Plus, there’s a 24-karat gold tiled infinity pool on the rooftop... Duong also said that about a ton (or 2,000 pounds) of gold was used to decorate the hotel
At the via most of the comments were about the "golden shower" on the rooftop.


  1. so approximately $60 million worth pf gold was used. For what pray tell? I've been in Vietnam and I can guarantee there were better uses for that money. Maybe they were hoping Trump might come for a stay.

  2. Vietnam uses the imperial measuring system ?


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