Ba Dinh Square

Ba Dinh Square, Hanoi: Hours, Address, Ba Dinh Square Reviews: 4/5

Ba Dinh Square
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Points of Interest & Landmarks • Historic Walking Areas
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Monday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Tuesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Wednesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Thursday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Friday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Saturday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Sunday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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Katy Santos
Philippines497 contributions
Huge Square
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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LuizDutraNeto
Rio de Janeiro, RJ8,613 contributions
History is in the air!
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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skyisblu
Montreal, Canada2,538 contributions
Large area surrounding the mausoleum
Dec 2019
The large park surrounding Ho Chi Minh's mausoleum, after a quick and slightly lax security check, begins with a walk down the biggest boulevard EVER. In fact, it was so big, and the fact that the Mausoleum was shrouded in a light haze, made it look like a painted maquette in an old-fashioned movie! Behind the mausoleum, there is a much more to see, but DON'T WALK ON THE SIDEWALKS! You WILL get whistled at by the guards - there is no one allowed too close to the mausoleum, and the guards let you know that!
Since the mausuleum is only open in the mornings, we instead wandered through the complex area, filled with gardens and temples, and a rather large museum(also closed). We found a more relaxed area surrounding the one pillar pagoda, which actually IS on one pillar. There are several vendors here, provinding all manners f snacks, but my favorite was the fresh fruit vendor. There are plenty of benches in the shade, so it's also a good place to relax. There are washrooms and souvenir vendors in this area, too. It's a nice place to wander for a few hours, but not more than that, especially after opening hours.
Written April 30, 2020
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Khushbu Mehta
Bengaluru, India2,455 contributions
An open space to breath some fresh air
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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Jerome B
Columbia, MD953 contributions
Immense Square
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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TMOH8
Guildford, UK2,140 contributions
Early morning flag raising ceremony
Feb 2020 • Couples
Ba Dinh Square is a large open area directly in front of the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum.

We visited at around 6.15am to witness the daily flag raising ceremony. If you have the inclination then it's well worth the effort.

Top tips are: don't try to get beyond the 'cordon' formed by the guards. Don't take direct photos of the guards. It's ok if they're in the shot but don't push it. Stand formally and in silence whilst the flag is being raised.

I'd recommend if you don't mind an early morning.
Written March 1, 2020
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Lauren
United Kingdom727 contributions
Historic Square
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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Terry H
Seattle, WA770 contributions
A tribute to Ho Chi Minh.
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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Anuradha M
4 contributions
Solo traveller but in a tour operators'group
Jan 2020 • Solo
Enjoyed travelling in and around Hanoi. Ba Dinh Square is a remarkable place with its rich heritage. The pagodas, the lakes, the water puppet show, the walk at night along the street of old quarter, the common people in general, the rickshaw ride at night, the lacquer factory, the brilliant artefacts are amongst the things which I enjoyed thoroughly. Thanks Honour.
Written February 5, 2020
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JrnyJunkie
Cleveland, OH677 contributions
Of great importance to the Vietnamese.
Oct 2019
While not as impressive as Tiananmen Square in Bejing, it nonetheless carries similar significance to the Vietnamese. In many respects it is a lot nicer than Tiananmen, as there is more greenery.
Written December 12, 2019
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