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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 #23 of 99 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW via mobile

Just one of those sites you must see. Impressive and somber; expect to stand in line in the heat for some time. The line moves efficiently and this is worth the wait. No glasses, no hats, covered knees and shoulders and the guards will so remind you. Go see it.

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Los Angeles, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

One of the symbol of Hanoi and the Party. Pretty impressive and overwhelming (by all the military stuffs going around) but might not for everyone - only for who is interested in Vietnamese history. BTW The from what I heard before leaving Vietnam, Mausoleum will be closing down for a few months in September.

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Seattle, Washington
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

Unfortunately I wasn't able to enter the mausoleum, as apparently the interior is only open at certain hours. I only had a few hours one day to get out to do sightseeing, so when I arrived I was only able to take pictures of the outside. Although, the outside is done very nicely. I have no doubt that it would... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

We felt quite moved by seeing Uncle Ho, lying in state. Some people since have told us that it isn't the real body anymore...

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Preston, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

After reading online that the mausoleum was open in September and only closed in October and November I was disappointed this morning (9th September) to find the Mausoleum was closed. The guards didn't speak very good English but we understood it was closed and we where not getting in. There was also a sign in Vietnamese which I didn't understand... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

I visited this site as part of a full day tour offered by the hotel. If you do any historical touring this is the most important visit in the country. It is important that you see Vietnam through the leadership of the 50s-70s. As part of a tour we had expedited lines. The guards and people involved could not have... More

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

We hadnt done our research and when we went to queue were told we needed to be more covered up. No problem there - just a warning to others who might fall into the same trap and be unprepared.

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Lake Macquarie
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

It was disappointing to find out that the mausoleum was closed due to HCM body gone to Russia for 2 months to be re-embalmed...

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Hanoi, Vietnam
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

This is a fascinating site to see, such a great leader of the people embalmed and forever on show to his adoring millions. However it is a puzzle when he actually wished to be cremated and his ashes scattered in his home village.

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Coffs Harbour
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

They are proud of Uncle Ho, but the lines are long, can take over an hour depending on time of year and you will just file past him.

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