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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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  • Architecturally nearly identical to Lenin's mausoleum. When we went, the body was actually in Russia for restoration. I guess this happens every once in a while. 
  • We were taken here by our guide but it was closed for repairs. It was interesting however to see it from the outside and witness the changing of the guard. 
  • You're only ever going to see Ho Chi Minh's mausoleum in Hanoi, so make the effort and go - definitely. We didn't go inside as we were too late for the entrance times (so do check ahead of time should...  more »