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Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, Hanoi

Historic Site · Tourist Spot
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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  • Peaceful and lovely place to visit, which locates right in the center of Hanoi capital. Our walk there was so interesting, with a connection visit to Westlake and Tran Quoc pagoda  more »
  • This is where the Great Leader, Ho Chi Minh is resting. You can see the body of Ho Chi Minh, resting in the glass case. Its a nice place to go and pay respects. Its very strict there, no loitering...  more »
  • I wouldn't say "Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum" is a tourist attraction, but it is certainly one of the most revered monuments by all Vietnamese. At Hanoi's "Ba Dinh Square", President Ho Chi Minh's (*May 9.....  more »
  • This Mausoleum is one of the most visited attractions in the town. It is located in Ba Dinh Square of Hanoi. One has to take care of a few things in mind while visiting this place. One should dress properly without revealing much body parts. Legs and shoulders should be covered properly. In addition, this places is guarded 24 hrs and visiting here requires to follow the guidelines strictly. It is a special place in Vietnam as the body of their late popular leader Ho Chi Minh is preserved there. So visiting there is considered as paying tribute to the leader.
  • A striking large Mausoleum built in a Russian Style. Sitting on the edge of the large parade Square. Very Interesting regardless of your political views. Just as a sight to see from outside it is good. You must pass through a security check point to get into the parade Square. Only open in the mornings (except Monday & Friday) for 2-3 hours from 0730.
  • Really cool free activity in Hanoi. The guards are all dressed in parade white, and the way to mausoleum itself is has beautiful gardens and views. Ho Chi Minh's body looks peaceful and well preserved. You must wear long pants and covered shoulders. There is a security checkpoint to get in where you must pass a metal detector. You can't take pictures inside the mausoleum.
  • One of the tourist attraction in Hanoi. The place is magnificent. I did not visit inside because it was already noon (closed by 11 am). The next morning we saw the lines of people wanting to get there, my tour guide said it takes 2 hours in line to get inside. We took nice pictures just outside
  • Difficult to get into. Queue is very long and a lot of restrictions: no water, no chewing gum, don't keep hands at pockets. Quite cold into mausoleum. However, it had strong impression. Uncle Ho looks exactly as is depicted at every banknote. Entrance is free of charge. You have to pay only if you want to go to palace. Visiting mausoleum is free of charge.

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