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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. Use our Hanoi driving holiday planner to arrange your visit to Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum and other attractions in Hanoi.
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  • Very impressive location. Spacious and very clean. There is an opportunity to learn about Ho Chi Minh's life and activity for Vietnam. He lives modestly and has worked much for Vietnam's independence.
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  • It's impossible to see it since there was a row of miles and miles. Absurd not to predict a ticket with priority
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  • Went to see him, honestly amazing to see. Just a tip don't laugh/smile/talk or anything like that, they'll shoot you. I really needed a fart and had to let a sneaky one out while the guard wasn't payi...  more »
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  • Amazing to be able to see Ho Chi Minh. Be sure to dress appropriately and review the entry rules. I would suggest bringing as little as possible. There is a bag check, metal detector and ALL cameras must be checked. Viewing time is early morning, and the line will start to form at least an hour before. I arrived around 9am, and the entire process took about two hours. An entirely unique experience. Would recommend!
  • Inside this place there’s a lot of things to see. Huge Mausoleum surrounded by a lot of flora. You will see beautiful lake inside. Place where Ho chi minh used to stay , all the cars that he used , place where he used to meet guests. Library , work area , garden and many more. Entry to the Mausoleum is free but to see other areas like one pillar pagoda and lake there’s a fee of 40,000 dong. They give you a booklet which is helpful in knowing the area and things to see inside.
  • Very interesting, must see when visiting Vietnam. Got there at 7.50 and was out by 8.15. line is long but moves very fast. Free entry. Be aware that entrance is at the back and dress appropriately.
  • Giant building where Ho Chi Minh - Uncle Ho’s body remains against his wishes. Get there early as the mausoleum is only open for a few hours in the mornings, vast queues wait for hours. Lots of well dressed guards keep a keen eye for people trespassing on forbidden areas.
  • A solemn place, and an important icon in Vietnam. Dress respectful, and pay attention to the guards and the signage. Also, the mausoleum opens at 8 am, and appears to close at 11 am. It is worth noting that it is a very popular site for the Vietnamese, and is probably the longest line you will stand in. That being said, you should get there around 6 am. Also, once it opens, the line moves quickly, so if you are in line in time, you will make it in. I suggest not bringing anything with you, as you can't bring it in, and will have to check it. Otherwise, an important site that you should visit if you are ever in Hanoi.
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