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Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum
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$39.00*
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Half-Day Historical Sites Tour of Hanoi
Ranked #19 of 276 things to do in Hanoi
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Every year many thousands of respectful citizens and tourists visit the final resting place of the country’s most notable historic figure.
Sylvania, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Experience it”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 15, 2013

Went with a small group and was awed by the expanse of the mausoleum. It was a cold rainy day and there was no waiting, so we moved quickly to view the body. Very solemn experience. Glad I did it.

Visited January 2013
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Bonita Springs, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 202 helpful votes
“grey day, grey building”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 13, 2013

Mausoleum was closed so we just did an outside visit. I guess it's on the MUST DO list but a driveby would have sufficed.

Visited January 2013
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Paris, France
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“dead boring”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 13, 2013

Want on a rainy day.. frogmarched along designated pathway to the Concrete bunker... shame Uncle Ho wanted to be cremated but now waxed up in his coffin. At least lenin is near St Basils

Visited January 2013
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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
“A typical Mausoleum, bombastic and cold.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 12, 2013

I quite enjoyed watching the guards goose-stepping to and fro. The gloomy rectangular, pillared building is supposed to remind you of a lotus flower. It doesn't. It is not what Ho Chi Minh wanted, at all!

Visited January 2013
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Brooklyn, NY
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Ho, Ho, Ho Chi Minh: 43 years dead and still lying in state.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 10, 2013

This was the quintessential communist experience: get in line, single file, no cameras, no phones, no talking, no hands in pockets, look straight ahead, and walk by the waxen corpse of a revered leader. The irony of all this is that Ho Chi Minh wanted to be cremated but the Politburo thought better of it. They decided that Uncle Ho could be better put to use as the well-preserved perpetual symbol of unification of the North and the South.
This visit included a walk by the beautiful French state house that HoChi Minh rejected and a peak at the 3-room traditional Vietnamese house on stilts that he preferred.

Visited January 2013
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