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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 #22 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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

We would have liked to view Ho Chi Minh's remains but the Mausoleum is closed for maintenance for nearly the last 4 months of the year every year. We were able to view the Mausoleum from a distance and see the changing of the guard from a distance but you could not get up close. Check the schedule to see... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

No where to sit and admire the gardens, and the whole thing was a one way system to walk through - men blow whistles at you if you stop to look at the amazing fish in the pond.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

Its only open in the morning and i think the last admission is about 11am, its free to go see Ho Chi Minh but there can be long ques if the school children go.

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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 NEW

Worth going with a Guide, who will be able to explain more of the History and Life of this incredible person.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 NEW via mobile

Tried to get access to the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum but it always seemed to be closed and on further enquiry it appears that Uncle Ho is not in state at present. I had to content myself with far away views of the building as I travelled around Hanoi visiting other tourist attractions.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

We came here while HCM was in Russia getting a make-over and touch up. We tried to walk around but the guards were not having none of it. Still an impressive place - and I bet Lenin would be narked that his body is in a smaller building than HCM.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

Impressive building and gardens. Good explanations from our guide so an enjoyable outing to learn some Vietnamese history. Ho is being 'maintained' at present so not able to see inside the mausoleum.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

Wow this is such a unique and amazing experience, a very special thing to visit. You will have to put up with alot of Vietnamese rules and regulations but this is to be expected at the resting place of their most esteemed leader. Definately worth a visit to see one of the pickled presidents!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

I visit Hanoi in August and this was listed as a must-go place for tourist so i try it first. After 2 hour waiting in line to visit the Mausoleum i continue to visit the garden and the house where Uncle Ho lived. I must say it got a quite atmosphere compare to the streets surround it. Also i heard... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

The buzz around the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum is massive even when, as when I last visited in September 2014, the Great Leader was away. According to a local would-be motor-cycle guide, Ho Chi Minh was off with Lenin enjoying a vodka. This legend, urban or otherwise, was lent credibility by the complete closure of the streets and straits around... More

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