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Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, Hanoi
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Erected on the spot from which the legendary Vietnamese leader proclaimed the country's independence, Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum serves as the final resting place of the leader's mummified body. Although the beloved "Uncle Ho" wished to be cremated, his followers decided to put his embalmed remains in a glass case. Today, his pale body lies exposed to the views of devoted pilgrims and curious tourists moving slowly in endless rows during most of the year--except for a period when it gets sent to Russia for conservation. The building--inspired by the Lenin's mausoleum in Moscow--was erected in the early 1970s. Inquire about proper etiquette before you enter--keep your hands out of your pockets, do not hold up the line, and don't attempt to take photographs. Arrange to visit Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum and other attractions in Hanoi using our Hanoi vacation generator.
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  • We went to the mausoleum of Ho Chi Minh City already late in the afternoon. Unfortunately, everything was already closed. But the kind of chic. Hope you get to go there.
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  • Arrived here to visit over lunch time and both the museum and mausoleum were closed. Signs stated it would be back open at 2pm so we hung around for over an hour to discover that only the museum opene...  more »
  • After seeing Mao in Beijing, I had to come and see the body of Uncle Ho in all its glory. Few countries in the world have former leaders' bodies on show and, in my humble opinion, visiting such places...  more »
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  • Good
  • vi tre em nhieu have den choi va than thien elephant moi nguoi
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  • Each year closes in three autumn months. Comrade Ho Chi Minh sent to Moscow not restoration. The outside looks good.
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  • Each time here my patriotism movement surges again
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  • Nice
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