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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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  • Well maintained and huge campus. At least you need minimum of 2 hours to walk around the full museum and the surroundings. Lot of information about Ho Chi Minh the great man of Vietnam. The... 
    Well maintained and huge campus. At least you need minimum of 2 hours to walk around the full museum and the surroundings. Lot of information about Ho Chi Minh the great man of Vietnam. The...  more »
  • We had a life history lesson when we visited the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum and were amazed at the way Ho Chi Minh's body was so well preserved. 
    We had a life history lesson when we visited the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum and were amazed at the way Ho Chi Minh's body was so well preserved.  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.

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