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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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  • I liked how everything is organized and how they drive you so that you won't miss it. The mausoleum itself is not worth much but the rest of the things around it make it worth a visit. 
  • We visited the Mausoleum fairly early in the morning and even then there was a long queue. The security check is quick and efficient; and the queue moves consistently, albeit at a slow pace. It probab...  more »
  • See Uncle Ho in the flesh. Be respectful. A man loved deeply by those in Vietnam. Opens early, closes early (11am) Long queues, and relatively unfriendly security staff. Asked for directions on how to...  more »
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  • Good
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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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