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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 96 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 1, 2014 NEW

Very regimented, had to have bags checked, walk in single file and not talk. All the soldiers were very smartly dressed and everything was organised with military precision. Once we had been to the mausoleum we then walked round the grounds and then went into the museum. Well worth a visit although seeing the preserved body on the glass box... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW via mobile

We met up with two young men in the line who were practicing the city tour as guides. They welcomed us and used us as real tourists to practice on. I was touched and interested by the impact the embalmed body of "Uncle Ho" had on these two young men. At one time whilst explaining the final moments of Ho... More

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Sitges, Spain
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

Probably Hanoi`s most popular sight, attracting hords of visitors at weekends and on national holidays. Ho Chi Minh died in 1969 and his body was embalmed and in public view after 1975. The visit won't last more than 3 minutes since you access the grandiose building whre he now lies, and you will be escorted by soldiers in immaculate uniforms.... More

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Hemel Hempstead, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

Visited in the low season we still had to queue to get into the mausoleum (it must be a huge wait in high season ) trailing single file past the preserved body of Ho-chi-Min was a solemn but eerie experience .There are extensive gardens outside but we picked a rainy day so missed out .

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

We got a great tip from our hotel to go early. It opens at 8am and has a massive draw card, with provision for HUGE lines, so go early. You will need to drop both your bag(at entry) and camera (a little further on) and go through a scanner. It's highly guarded with armed Soliders everywhere on high alert. Nothing... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

Much of the time you're in Vietnam, as a visitor at least, there's nothing conspicuously 'communist' to be seen, other than the occasional Soviet-style artwork posters in the streets and on roadsides. Many years ago I visited some of the old Eastern Block while the Soviets were very open and proud of their control of their neighbours (that said we're... More

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berlin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

When we got there it was after11am and I think the Mausoleum were being renovated. In away I am glad because I don't think I would like to see a well preserved National hero dead body on display for the public to see. My reason is very simple, it's against my principle. As far as I am concern once you... More

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horsham
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

We went on a Sunday so had a huge wait - bit helped by lots of locals pushing in. It was then 30 seconds to see Uncle Ho which is a little surreal.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

it was so surprising when you can come here. a place that many visitors from many countries spent their time in a long queue get inside. Make sure you only can visit only every day in the week but Monday and Friday. and only until 11 Am in the morning.

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Boca Raton, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

One feels it is rather obligatory to visit this site, not least to appreciate the symbolic and real historical importance of Ho Chi Minh as a leader.

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