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“A moving tribute”

Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum
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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.
Traralgon, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
“A moving tribute”
Reviewed October 4, 2013

Its amazing what some rain and travelling here in September does for crowds. Last time we were here we queued for nearly 2 hrs.
We recently travelled back with friends and went along again with them. We walked straight in. And because there wasnt the pressure to get the crowds through quickly, we could walk through the Mausoleum more slowly and really take it in.
I wonder what Ho Chi Min would say! This was something he specifically didnt want after he passed away, and yet here he is for the world to see for all eternity.

Visited September 2013
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Corrales, New Mexico
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“Closed in Summer”
Reviewed October 4, 2013

The place is monumental in a Greek classical sense. Visitors just milled around outside, as the place is closed for a month or so every year to tidy up any embalming issues. Nice in a massive sort of way.

Visited September 2013
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Henan, China
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Reviewed October 3, 2013

We were really excited to visit. We got there.. and were not permitted inside due to renovations. So I guess check to see if they have finished before you plan your day around it. We ended up bummed and had to come up with a new plan.

Visited September 2013
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“Forced homage”
Reviewed October 3, 2013

I couldn't find any way to see the residence except by going through here. It is personality cult used to protect the current regime leaders. Avoid if you can.

Visited September 2013
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Houston, Texas
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“Interesting - Worth Stopping By if you have time”
Reviewed October 1, 2013

The mausoleum was an interesting stop - seeing Ho Chi Minh's body was a unique experience. If you go, make sure that you have something that covers your shoulders and knees. Also, they will take your camera from you (this totally freaked me out so I wish I had known it was coming). When you go through security, they will give you a bag to put your camera in and you will need to hand it in to them before you go into the mausoleum - they will give you a number that matches the number on the bag that you put your camera in. After you go through the mausoleum, there is another little office outside and you give them your number and they return your camera to you. After that, you can swing by the house where Ho Chi Minh spent some the end of his time - it's worth stopping by as well.

Visited August 2013
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