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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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  • Mausoleum Ho Chi Minh adalah tempat yang sangat dihormati rakyat Vietnam. Tempat dimana Jenasah Paman Ho disemayamkan. Beliau sangat dihormati sehingga sampai saat ini tempat ini banyak dikunjungi ora...  read more »
  • I do not get into The Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum. Just go and look around. The place is large and peaceful. One of the attractions on the list should be visited. 
  • Really worth visiting. Memorial to a great Vietnamese patriot and the sense of reverence is strong. Important part of Vietnamese history. 
  • Da tung mot lan ghe qua, khong de lai an tuong gi ca.
  • Worth a visit for the checklist traveler passing through. For those sticking around, you'll want to visit as well...there's just no hurry. As noted, it is supremely eerie. Whether you really think it is him or not (and most locals I know think not), there is an unmistakable sense of reverence throughout. It is about more than just historical significance here. Traditional Vietnamese beliefs concerning ancestors, spirits, and the dead can make this much more than a museum piece for those visitors. You can feel the tension in the room. The downside is the wait time to actual viewing time ratio. You are ushered through rather quickly. On the plus side, the grounds all around are enjoyable and quiet leisurely. As some have noted, the flag raising and lowering ceremonies are worth being around for.
  • Seeing Ho Chi Minh lying in state was very interesting. We were made to walk a little too quickly compared to the other leaders we have seen - was a little disrespectful. The complex is really interesting and worth a visit on a sunny day.
  • This place is the most popular of Vietnam country as memorial of the most popular Vietnamese, Hồ Chí Minh !
  • One of the most important buildings in Hanoi is the mausoleum where the embalmed body of Ho Chi Minh is displayed. He was the prime minister and president of the Democratic Republic of Vietnam (North Vietnam) and played a key role in the early part of the Vietnam War. Visitors are allowed to go into the mausoleum in the morning between 9 and 12 but – be warned – there is often a long wait. There are also strict rules in place, including a dress code. You’ll also have to leave your camera at the security office before you’re allowed to go in. It’s an eerie but quick experience once it’s your turn to enter. You have to continue walking the whole way through as you go around the body and can’t stop for a proper look. Guards will hurry you along if it looks like you’re about to pause.
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