Ba Dinh Square
Ba Dinh Square
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NicoleT
Hong Kong, China19 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Couples
We went to Ba Dinh Square to catch the early morning 6am flag raising ceremony. It was raining when we went, so it wasn't too crowded. This is a daily flag raising ceremony, with the flag lowering taking place at 9pm. Popular with locals and tourists alike.
Written August 8, 2023
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Jerome B
Columbia, MD1,010 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
Got up very early one morning to take in the 6 am flag raising ceremony. Not really sure it was worth the early start. Opposite the HCM Mausoleum is the parliament building. Otherwise this is an imposing square and not much else.
Written March 3, 2020
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LuizDutraNeto
Rio de Janeiro, RJ8,621 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
This is "Quáng truòng Ba Dinh", the historical "Ba Dinh Square". Here, in 1945, Ho Chi Minh himself proclaimed the independence of the "Democratic Republic of Vietnam"! Today, it is one the few green and unoccupied areas of urban Hanoi and a revered pilgrimage site. Here, "Ho Chi Minh's Mausoleum" was built, displaying his embalmed body. Other important public buildings were also built around here, as the Presidential Palace Historical Site, the National Assembly and the Ministries of Foreign Affairs and Planning and Investiments. Combine your visit with important "Ba Dinh Square's" nearby attractions as "Ho Chi Minh's Mausoleum", "Ho Chi Minh's Museum", "Ho Chi Minh's Stilt House", "Presidential Palace Historical Site", "Temple of Literature and National University" and "One Pillar Pagoda". It means a long day strolling along Vietnam's recent history. Enjoy!
Written November 12, 2020
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Katy Santos
Philippines516 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020
I went here before the pandemic - Outside the mausoleum is a huge square called Ba Dinh Square where President Ho Chi Minh read the Proclamation of Independence of the Democratic Republic of Vietnam. Vietnam's huge flag pole is in the center of the square.
Written July 9, 2021
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Lauren
United Kingdom730 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2019
Of importance to the Vietnamese, and interesting to visit to find out a little more about the inner workings of the Vietnamese government. As a public space it is open and green and a bit of a contrast to the rest of Hanoi.
Written February 25, 2020
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Soko37
Budapest, Hungary4,528 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Family
Place for celebration of public holidays, marching soldiers or crowds, mausoleum of Ho Chi Minh, all big, clean, guarded and little boring. It is history and power
Written April 8, 2023
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Khushbu Mehta
Bengaluru, India2,509 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Couples
A huge garden in the heart of the city. Its the place where the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum is located. Maintain discipline here. No walking here n there, else the soldiers standing here will make sure u dont loiter around. Very well maintained. Entrance is free
Written March 10, 2020
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Terry H
Seattle, WA786 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
Although I've never been, this square feels like Moscow's Red Square would be like. Vast and open.

There are many tributes to Ho Chi Minh here, from the giant mausoleum to the place he lived in.

Well worth your visit.
Written February 10, 2020
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qianw2018
77 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019 • Couples
The lady at security check point is very very very rude. I brought a Lambskin Chanel which easily gets dirty. So when passing the security check I took out my own plastic bag and put it under my bag. This lady laughed at me in a very annoying and rude manner. Such a shame on her that she doesn’t do her duty but judging how other people carry their own bag. Worst behaved people we encountered in Hanoi. Also she doesn’t allow someone to wear 3M mask yet forces some other people to take down considering the poor air quality. Understand that tourists may need to take down mask to show respect but at least she should treat all tourists equally with same requirements.
Written October 1, 2019
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KGB777
Singapore, Singapore41,727 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2019
This is a vast open space right in the centre of Hanoi located at the site of the Ho Chi Minh Memorial complex. To enter it's necessary to pass through a security check, but there's no cost involved. Gets extremely hot in the middle of the day in July. Note the restricted opening times for the mausoleum.
Written September 22, 2019
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