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“You have to visit Uncle Ho”

Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum
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$68.00*
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Half-Day Hanoi Food Tour by Motorbike
Ranked #23 of 289 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.
Reviewed April 2, 2013

Rules regarding dress and behavior are strictly enforced by staff and guards. Visitors must be silent, and walk in two lines. Video cameras, cameras are not allowed in the mausoleum. I was giggling softly while entering the mausoleum and the guards just shut me off, so remember not to even giggle!

The queue going into the mausoleum will take some time but be patient, it's worth the visit.

Thank Sharenemei
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Reviewed April 2, 2013

If you're in Hanoi, you can't neglect to see uncle ho. That's just weird. It's not the coolest exhibit ever, but a huge part of history.

You need to check your camera, phones, and other bigger electronics. Tell them your kindle is an iPad if you have one. They looked at mine like a bomb. No talking is permitted. Security is kinda tight and the line moves pretty fast, so don't freak out. You also have to walk all the way around the building for access, no access on address listed. Follow the crowd.

Thank scuellar1
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Reviewed April 2, 2013

We visited on a Wednesday and the site was full. Many students in their uniform. Its good that we visited with Hanoi kids and they somehow made up for the long lines. However, the site is very historical

Thank filipin0traveller
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Reviewed April 2, 2013

We didn't go in to see Ho Chi Minh as we arrived a bit later in the morning, but it was quite an impressive looking building from the outside. Don't get too close otherwise the guards will blow their whistles at you (stay beind the yellow line)! If visiting to see 'Uncle Ho' in his glass case - don't forget about the dress code (no shorts, sleeveless tops, etc) they will not let any one in who is not dressed appropriately! Worth doing once - especially if you're into the history side of things.

Thank Jennifer D
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Reviewed April 2, 2013

When we were there the mausoleum was closed, so we couldn't see ho's corpse... Though people say it's quite a creepy show...
But we wanted to visit all the other places of the complex, like ho chi min's house.
The place is so badly organized that we spent 3 hours walking around, asking for the police and "guides" where to go, and all of them said different things, often in a very bad mood. You feel like you are really bothering them in that place. There are no signs at all! The place is completely dirty.
So we ended leaving the place very angry, and we could only see the one pillar pagoda (nothing really special) and the mausoleum from the outside, that is just a concrete box...

1  Thank jopeurre
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