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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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  • The mausoleum is exactly how it appears on photos. Nothing more and nothing less. The royal palace and gardens are underwhelming.  more »
  • Having seen Lenin's Mausoleum, we were enticed by HCM's. Of course, like Lenin's, the experience is not much without a sentimental connection - but like Lenin's, the setting is pretty spectacular. The...  more »
  • The queues are long but everyone seems to need to pay their respects. We did spend a long time waiting but once the school children were sped through the lines travelled at a good pace. The mausoleum ...  more »
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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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