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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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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 September 25, 2014 NEW

In a really nice setting on some quiet grounds which is a welcomed relief in Vietnam but the chamber is closed for 3 months for the annual restoration of Uncle Ho's body even though apparently he wanted to be cremated

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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014 NEW

i have lived in Vietnam for over two years now and know how important Ho Chi Minh is to the Vietnamese people. When in Hanoi last year, we decided to see the Mausoleum. Yes, there was a very long line however, my wife had a stroke 14 years ago and when we travel we bring along a wheelchair. When we... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014 NEW

This was part of our tour but you can only see it from a distance. The history is very interesting but as renovations are taking place, you can not get close til after December 2014

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Catarman, Philippines
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

No doubt that Ho Chi Minh is a great leader. This mausoleum is the main sight in Hanoi. A monumental marble edifice that contains the embalmed body of the great leader (but rumors say its just a wax). The line going inside is sooooo long, but its worth the wait. There are regulations to follow which are strictly enforced by... More

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Valby, Denmark
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

This experience left us speechless and was actually just a bit weird. But and experience to see how they in the communistic culture burries their great leaders

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Ibiza, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

I wasn't expecting to have chicken skin throughout the visit! The longest line ever to get in was moving quite fast and together with the solemnity of the whole organization contributed to give a special atmosphere to the experience. I was asked to leave mobile, camera and backpack at the entrance deposit (you get everything back at the exit). Once... More

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Elk Grove, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

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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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

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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