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“Worth a visit (Only in the mornings, last entry 10.30am.Close Mondays and Fridays,)”

Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum
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$39.00*
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Half-Day Historical Sites Tour of Hanoi
Ranked #22 of 278 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.
Wellington, New Zealand
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“Worth a visit (Only in the mornings, last entry 10.30am.Close Mondays and Fridays,)”
Reviewed April 22, 2013

If you have heard or read about Uncle Ho, then I would recommend that you visit this place. It is FREE to visit the Mausoleum, however it cost 25,000VND if you wish to explore the complex (the Presidential Palace area, garage of HCM’s used cars, the house where HCM lived and worked, HCM’s stilt house and the One pillar Pagoda). Appropriate dress code is required (no short, mini skirt or singlet). No photos but they allowed me to take in my handbag and camera. It did seem that foreigners are more restricted to places they can walk around in the complex than the locals. Got there at 8.30am, which was just nice – no long queues.

Visited April 2013
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“It was closed”
Reviewed April 21, 2013

I went on Sunday and the mausoleum was closed. We did see a changing of the guards around 2 o'clock ish dressed in a white uniform with guns which was interesting though (and reminiscent of Buckingham Palace).

Visited April 2013
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“Nothing Outstanding”
Reviewed April 21, 2013

One must go see this site I suppose if one is in Hanoi, but there is nothing exceptional about it unless you are a devout fan of Ho Chi Minh and want to pay respects. Of great disappointment was that our guide talked to us about the wonders of Ho Chi Minh for hours on a tour which should have taken 1/2 hour.

Visited March 2013
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Jakarta, Indonesia
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“Give your full respect”
Reviewed April 21, 2013

Show respect to this person means showing respect to all Vietnamese people. The security might be tough, just follow it.

Visited April 2013
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Sydney Australia
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“long queue”
Reviewed April 21, 2013

Ho Chi Minh is very important to the Vietnamese people and they have created an impressive mausoleum. The queue to enter is hideously long. Get onto a tour and they can sometimes get you in the VIP entrance and save over an hour of waiting.
Poor old Uncle Ho is not a riveting conversationalist these days, and viewing a corpse is not my thing, but it may be yours.

Visited April 2013
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