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Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum

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Every year many thousands of respectful citizens and tourists visit the final resting place of the country’s most notable historic figure.
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| Ba Dinh Square, Hanoi 100000, Vietnam
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Beautiful grounds and interesting history. You will see where Ho Chi Mihn lived I. The summer, his cars, gardens, where dignitaries stay, and more.don't miss the pagoda and make sure you go inside. Vendors gave it the touristy feel though Wear comfortable shoes. Too bad...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

You can see guards doing a mini soldier routine/performance?? It is very restricted here so be mindful and aware all the time. You have to go all around to reach the checkpoint, and then go inside. You can see some temples inside, souvenirs, and food.

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed yesterday

This was on my' should see' list & I'm glad I went. The opening times are a bit of a pain. The complex (which includes some other buildings as well as the museum) closes at 11 am. I got there just after 9 am so...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Ophelia A
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Well worth a visit. There are limitations on photography and dress must be respectable, but it is done very efficiently. A walk around the mausoleum and then outside to view the house where Ho Chi Minh lived, his cars and other sights. A good way...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Maxwell00
Reviewed yesterday

We were not sure what we were letting ourselves in for when our guide said she was taking us to Ho's mausoleum but it was actually quite something. There is a long queue (take a hat on a hot day) but it moves pretty quickly...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Cathy H
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This museum is located in very impressive gardens and our guide Ricky had great knowledge of the history of Ho Chi Min very impressive place to go

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank YolandaJ638
Reviewed 2 days ago

We had only heard about Vietnam and the Vietnam war on T.V and in movies. Mr Bang our guide showed us how Ho Chi Minh lived a very simple life when he became a president . Video cameras were not allowed inside but we could...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank BlueDolphin9
Reviewed 2 days ago

It has Ho Chi Minh heaitry lots of reading and very interesting history of a great leader that led his country to unification, plane on few hours if you want to learn about Vietnam history and it’s leader.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Nabil E
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

It tells you everything about Ho Chi Minh President. From the place that he work, he stay, car he uses and the day he stayed before he passed away. Interesting place to go if you are into history.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank 124alicen
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The mausoleum is extremely popular with tourists and locals wishing to see the body of Ho Chi Minh. Long queues to get onto the site and then a quick walk past the body .Interesting to see the area around the mausoleum but for us ,...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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September 29, 2018|
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Response from Luscious54 | Reviewed this property |
According to our guide Ho Chi Mings body has already been to Russia to be ‘ restored’ earlier in the year. So as far as I know you’ll be able to see him in his mausoleum. Enjoy😊
September 5, 2018|
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Response from scubacol11 | Reviewed this property |
usually open tuesday to thursday 07.30 to 10.30 and saturday and sunday same times,hope this helps.
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February 13, 2018|
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Response from figo-fee | Reviewed this property |
Cannot tell as not in Hanoi anymore but the lineup will be long so go early ....don’t forget to have the egg coffee in Hanoi
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January 09, 2013|
Response fromCindy H|
Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum open on Sunday morning. I think cash tipping of small gifts both will be accepted. They're very friendly. But I can not which of them is better between Hanoi Free Tour Guide and Hanoi Kids Tours.
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February 26, 2012|
Response fromPinkybo|
Thanks for the nice review!