The President Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum (Vietnamese: Lăng Chủ tịch Hồ Chí Minh) is a mausoleum which serves as the resting place of Vietnamese Revolutionary leader & President Ho Chi Minh in Hanoi, Vietnam. It is a large building located in the center of Ba Dinh Square, where Ho, Chairman of the Workers' Party of Vietnam from 1951 until his death in 1969, read the Declaration of Independence on 2 September 1945, establishing the Democratic Republic of Vietnam. It is open to the public.
Construction work began on September 2, 1973, and the mausoleum was formally inaugurated on August 29, 1975. It was inspired by Lenin's Mausoleum in Moscow but incorporates distinct Vietnamese architectural elements, such as the sloping roof. The exterior is made of grey granite, while the interior is grey, black and red polished stone. The mausoleum's portico has the words "Chủ tịch Hồ-Chí-Minh" (President Ho Chi Minh) inscribed across it. The banner beside says "Nước Cộng Hòa Xã Hội Chủ Nghĩa Việt Nam Muôn Năm" (en: "Long live The Socialist Republic of Vietnam").
|Tuesday||7:30 – 10:30 AM|
|Wednesday||7:30 – 10:30 AM|
|Thursday||7:30 – 10:30 AM|
|Saturday||7:30 – 11:00 AM|
|Sunday||7:30 – 11:00 AM|
Greg Nonato | Dec 27, 2017
My family and I visited on a rainy December morning. We arrived at 9, and were worried upon seeing the line all the way out to the sidewalk outside of the complex. The line ran quite quickly though! Warning about taking food and bottles of water through security. We were chugging our water thinking they would make us throw them out or turn us away. Turns out they check bags there so you can just drop them off and pick them up later! Actually seeing Ho Chi Minh was quite rushed so soak in the view and look around quickly! I'd say I had about 30 seconds in the big room itself, and most of the time I was worried about not walking into the guy in front of me!
Vasile Maier | Mar 1, 2018
don't be discouraged by the long waiting lines. just get there before 9.30 and dress appropriately. it is a short visit, but interesting in a very weird way.
Alberto Rivas | Jan 28, 2018
A place to visit. AM is the best time. Soldiers marching and Honor Guardian is a must to see. A huge space full of trees and historical descriptions. The Ho Chi Minh museum is also close by. The museum offered historical perspective as well personalized memories. Places to visit during you visit to Hanoi. Taxis or motor bike will help to reach the destination.
Andrew Pattenden | Jan 21, 2018
Very interesting place to visit and if you have ever been to Moscow then you will see its pretty much identical to Lenins tomb in red square. The design and layout is the same. There was quite a long queueing process to get to the tomb and took around 15 minutes or so to get there. No pictures are allowed to be taken and it covered with military guard. Well worth a visit if you're in Hanoi. The rest of the grounds are worth a walk round too.
Cianne Moores | Feb 20, 2018
Good to go and see whilst in Hanoi. Well worth spending two/three hours seeing the museum, mausoleum and house. Go early in the morning if you want to enter the mausoleum.
Andy Martin | Mar 19, 2018
Be there early in the morning to get in line to get in unfortunately I didn't know this but maybe tomorrow. Some facts wear t-shirt and trousers, they raise the flag in the morning around 0530 and lower at 2030 playing the national anthem. So would be worth seeing of course. The guards don't let you take photos of them but you can sneak it. They also change guards every hour so you get to see the goose march.
Omni Corder | Mar 20, 2018
A place to visit for history and to see Uncle Ho himself, resting and flanked by 4 guards of honour. The grounds are nice to visit and hopefully the weather will be good too. Note that it is OK to bring a small camera and keep your phones with you on your person, just don't use them in the mausoleum itself and all bigger bags can be stowed at lockers by the guards as you go through security. Be prepared to queue for a bit both outside and in all the way to the tomb itself.
kaushik neog | Mar 27, 2018
Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum is the place where Vietnamese Revolutionary leader Ho Chi Minh's perfectly preserved body has been kept. It is one of the most popular attractions in Hanoi. This is a place of great importance to Vietnamese people. Opening Hours: Tuesday - Thursday 07:30 - 10:30, Saturday & Sunday 07:30 - 11:00. The mausoleum is closed on Mondays and Fridays. Entrance is free.
Eng Jynn | Mar 27, 2018
Nice buildings and management. Remember to wear long pants or skirts and no singlets. Please beware of the taxi outside the building. I have had bad experience with them. They are not the ‘real’ taxi.
CS TRAVELife | Mar 31, 2018
A place where uncle Ho sleep forever. He was a great man inside the heart of every Vietnamese. Beware of visiting time, it start from 8am to 11am. Your have to queue as early as possible to enter the mausoleum. We have been waiting almost 2.5hours.
Marius Kirsch | May 2, 2018
Expect to be waiting for a while. I advise to get there early in the morning, as opening hours are limited and it closes around midday. Appropriate cloths required (long pants). I was waiting for approx. 2 hrs, even though i arrived before 8 a.m.. From my point of view worthy to see as it's one of the most sanctified places, they have in Vietnam. Locals seem to come here frequently. Be aware that you've only got a brief look on laid out Ho Chi Minh. Refrain from using cell phones
Jason Mark Roehrig | Apr 21, 2018
A must see when it Hanoi. Though very popular and busy. It took us an hour standing in line to see Uncle Ho. Note that you can't hang around. You will walk around him like everyone else allowing as many people as possible to view his body. The whole complex is great. Unfortunately one can only see the outside of the palace. The museum seems very detailed, but some will go over your head if unfamiliar with Vietnam recent history and the significant people of that time.
Kimberly Tin | Apr 8, 2018
It's funny really, you spend over an hour lining up with 80% of locals and 20% tourists for about a minute of viewing the casket, and normally I'd think of it as a waste of time and not worth the effort, but the way the Mausoleum is built is clever, and the viewing of the casket itself was a thought-provoking experience. You see his incredibly well-preserved body (head) in a small light in what is otherwise quite a dark room, and there are 4 guards surrounding him. We were lucky to be in the viewing area during the changing of the guards, so that really quick procedure was fun to watch (they change guards every hour). The lining up is not fun and can feel claustrophobic at first, but I think the viewing itself is worth it. Make sure to dress appropriately (long pants and no sleeveless tops) or else you risk not being let in.
Alex Fer | Apr 24, 2018
Even it's nothing so special inside,cause it's soon cold and contains only Ho Chi Minh s body, what it's outstanding is the external! A huge monument in the middle of a beautiful garden always crowded with People. Can often look at the harming white guards and their march and parade. And in the morning and evening you can assist at the flag ceremony and this always attract many people making you feel an amazing atmosphere and you can feel the passion of this country! Amazing!
Glenn Hagate | Apr 9, 2018
This is a must when visiting Ha Noi. Just the way the massively long line of people waiting to enter is managed is worth experiencing. Get there early, I arrived over half an before opening and the line was already close to a kilometer long. Don't be daunted by the length of the line, it is managed with military precision and moves incredibly quickly. The mausoleum itself is awe inspiring but don't dally while inside or you'll be told to move on in no uncertain terms.
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