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Ho Chi Minh's Mausoleum

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Attractions Details

📌 Address

Hùng Vương, Điện Biên, Ba Đình, Hà Nội, Vietnam

Opening Hours

7:00 AM - 5:00 PM

💸 Entrance Fee

Free

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"Arrive early in the morning to beat the crowds and ensure you have enough time to explore the beautiful surrounding gardens. Remember to dress respectfully, as the mausoleum is a place of reverence and shorts, tank tops, and sandals are not allowed."

What is Ho Chi Minh's Mausoleum?

Ho Chi Minh's Mausoleum is a historical attraction located in Hanoi, the capital city of Vietnam. It is a monumental marble structure that serves as the final resting place of Ho Chi Minh, the revered leader of Vietnam. The mausoleum is situated in Ba Dinh Square, in the heart of Hanoi, and is surrounded by a beautiful garden.

History of Ho Chi Minh's Mausoleum

The history of Ho Chi Minh's Mausoleum dates back to 1973 when construction began. The mausoleum was completed in 1975, following Ho Chi Minh's death in 1969. Its design was inspired by Lenin's Mausoleum in Moscow, Russia. The mausoleum was built to honor Ho Chi Minh's contributions to Vietnam's struggle for independence and his leadership as the first President of Vietnam.

When planning your tours in Hanoi don't forget to visit Ho Chi Minh's Mausoleum.

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Why is Ho Chi Minh's Mausoleum Important?

Ho Chi Minh's Mausoleum holds great importance for Vietnamese people and visitors from around the world. It is a symbol of Vietnam's revolutionary history and the enduring legacy of Ho Chi Minh. The mausoleum is considered a sacred place where people come to pay their respects to Ho Chi Minh and reflect on the country's past.

Things to do & see at Ho Chi Minh's Mausoleum

  • View the Preserved Body: Visitors have the opportunity to view Ho Chi Minh's embalmed body inside the mausoleum. The body is displayed in a glass case and visitors are required to dress respectfully and maintain a silent atmosphere.

  • Explore the Surrounding Area: The area surrounding the mausoleum is adorned with lush greenery and beautiful gardens. Visitors can take a leisurely stroll and admire the serene surroundings.

  • Visit the Presidential Palace: Located near the mausoleum, the Presidential Palace is a historical building that served as Ho Chi Minh's official residence. It is now open to the public and offers insight into the life of the revered leader.

  • See the One Pillar Pagoda: Situated nearby, the One Pillar Pagoda is a unique and iconic Buddhist temple. Its distinctive design features a single pillar rising from a lotus pond, making it a must-visit attraction.

Ho Chi Minh's Mausoleum is a place of national pride and historical significance. Its serene atmosphere, rich history, and architectural beauty make it a captivating attraction for visitors of all ages. 

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Whether you are interested in Vietnam's revolutionary past or simply seeking a peaceful retreat, a visit to Ho Chi Minh's Mausoleum is an experience that should not be missed.

Frequently asked questions

What is Ho Chi Minh's Mausoleum?

Ho Chi Minh's Mausoleum is a mausoleum in Hanoi, Vietnam where the embalmed body of Ho Chi Minh, the founding father and former president of Vietnam, is preserved and displayed.

Where is Ho Chi Minh's Mausoleum located?

Ho Chi Minh's Mausoleum is located in Ba Dinh Square, Hanoi, Vietnam.

What are the visiting hours for Ho Chi Minh's Mausoleum?

Ho Chi Minh's Mausoleum is open for visitors from Tuesday to Thursday and weekends, from 8:00 AM to 11:00 AM. It is closed on Mondays and Fridays.

Is photography allowed inside Ho Chi Minh's Mausoleum?

No, photography is not allowed inside Ho Chi Minh's Mausoleum. Visitors are required to maintain a solemn and respectful atmosphere.

Are there any restrictions for visitors at Ho Chi Minh's Mausoleum?

Yes, there are certain restrictions for visitors at Ho Chi Minh's Mausoleum. Visitors are required to dress modestly, avoid bringing bags or personal belongings, and maintain a respectful behavior.

Attractions Details

📌 Address

Hùng Vương, Điện Biên, Ba Đình, Hà Nội, Vietnam

Opening Hours

7:00 AM - 5:00 PM

💸 Entrance Fee

Free

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