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Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum

Enter at corner of Hung Vuong and Le Hong Phong Sts. | Ba Dinh Square, Hanoi 10000, Vietnam
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Ranked #21 of 95 attractions in Hanoi
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Type: Historic Sites
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Traveler Description: Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum is the historic place where Respected Uncle Ho read the Vietnam Manifesto on September 2nd, 1945. There are always two guardmen... more »
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

The structure itself is quite impressive and the grounds are very well kept. The Military guards are very somber which permetes the entire atmosphere of the very short visit. You walk into his tomb room, then around a glass enclosed structure which houses his preserved body very quickly. No one stops and the lines are kept moving by the guards.... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Line was long but went very quick. There is no stopping to pay homage to the great Ho Chi Minh...you are actually in the chamber less than 30 seconds. Remember that dress must be conservative...my girlfriend had short shorts on and a tank top...they made us buy 2 "shawls" for her top and bottom for about $10. He is preserved... More

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Riverside, Rhode Island, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

Heavily guarded but possible to take pictures. Lots of visiting Vietnamese folks as well as tourists, most of them Asian of course. In spite of natural American bias, the little I know of Ho Chi Minh is very impressive. He is, of course, a national hero and pretty much "the father of his country".

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Saigon
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

Lining up 1 hour under a killer sun by 36°C should not an option for anyone, I discovered a polished corpse preserved with help of soviet and perhaps chinese specialists. Awful copy of the Lenine's mausoleum, which is not a masterpiece in architecture.

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Perth, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

We arrived at 10am in the morning and the line was about 4 blocks long with hundreds if not thousands of people lining up to enter the mausoleum. You need to arrive there very early (they open at 6am to get in at a reasonable time) There was no way we were going to enter in the opening times to... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

Regardless of your politics, you have to agree Ho Chi Minh was one of the most important men of the last Century. What is not widely known was Ho's desire for close relations with the US and his admiration of the founding fathers.

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Seoul, South Korea
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

I went there on friday and so was so unfortunate because the place was closed..

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Durham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

I was lucky enough to be near the Mausoleum at about 8.45pm, so my Vietnamese friend suggested we go to see the changing of the guard which starts at 9pm. We arrived to find a fair number of Vietnamese families making their way across the park towards the nightly lit Mausoleum, in front of which the guards were standing by... More

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Bicester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

...it moves very quickly. It is worth joining the very solemn and respectful queue. It is an experience where you will take in the love and respect the nation still has for its former leader, including those generations born many years after Uncle Ho's passing. A humbling experience brought about by what appears to have been a very humble man.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

Amazing place , good arrangements for tourist, inspite of the heat it was comfortable as there is a long winding covered pathway leading to the entrance of the mausoleum. We were lucky we did not have to wait long, to get in. has an aura of tranquility , no talking laughing no photos one has to be in your best... More

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