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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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  • Your website said it was open, after a 2.2 km walk l arrive at 12.30 and it’s closed, took a couple of pictures and left, very disappointing. 
    Your website said it was open, after a 2.2 km walk l arrive at 12.30 and it’s closed, took a couple of pictures and left, very disappointing.  more »
  • We went here on a Saturday (morning - NB: it closes at 11am) and followed the long queues of school children. Despite it taking around an hour and a half to enter, it was worth the wait…and the kids.....  more
    We went here on a Saturday (morning - NB: it closes at 11am) and followed the long queues of school children. Despite it taking around an hour and a half to enter, it was worth the wait…and the kids.....  more »
  • I saw the mausoleum for the first time in 1993 and each time i visit Hanoi i always take a walk in that area and admire the huge building. You can see the changing of the guards or the flag raising... 
    I saw the mausoleum for the first time in 1993 and each time i visit Hanoi i always take a walk in that area and admire the huge building. You can see the changing of the guards or the flag raising...  more »
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  • Very much worth going with a guide who can walk you around and explain everything and the history ( one sided as it may be ). They put dress codes on people so watch out and if you look like a western tourist you are scrutinised heavily. You get a feel for different architectural styles from the yellow French buildings to the grey and very communist mausoleum structure built by the Russians. Our party chose not to see the dead body but I understand it can be very interesting. It certainly is a very interesting and effective price of propaganda and well worth a visit !
  • Crazy snaking queue to even enter during my visit there on 20Aug. Walked on the outskirts of the place then saw the queue was insanely long. Probably around 2km. Don’t wanna waste time to queue for so long.
  • It is impressive and you get a feeling about how much this outstanding leader did for Vietnam. Absolutely worth to go there!
  • After many times of visiting Hà Nội, I was finally able to visit the inside to see Ho Chi Minh himself. It is a very important place for the Vietnamese people who come to pay their respects to such a distinguished leader. Dress respectively and don’t bring any bags as these will not be allowed in. On days when visitation is allowed, the Mausoleum will be open 07:30-10:30, with queuing starting before this. Check in advance if it will be open to avoid disappointment. After visiting the Mausoleum, you should visit the Uncle Ho Stilt House and the various other sites in the square.
  • finally found HO CHI MINH in the glass cabinet. It's so happy and proud to be a Vietnamese.Visiting the houses and workplaces of Ho Chi Minh in the past

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