This was one of the most original and different 'tourist attractions' I've ever visited. You walk through in quite an orderly queue ushered on by armed guards, who really don't like it if you stop to peer for a closer look. Having said that they aren't at all intimidating, just serious and keeping order. Uncle Ho's body is remarkably well preserved - apparently it gets regular maintenance by being sent to Russia. I felt quite sad that the man himself wanted no such worship or veneration and had requested to be buried after death - I suppose he's the victim of his own success by beating the French and then the Americans. Remember it's only open in the mornings and check the day too. It's also worth driving past at night as the building is transformed by lighting into quite an imposing presence, and there are always Vietnamese exercising and doing other things at the front of it, which makes good people watching.
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