28 March 2016

Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum -Vietnam Hanoi

Constructed in September 1973 and inaugurated in August 1973, this is the largest memorial centre where the Vietnam leader Ho Chi Minh, who was the chairman of the Communist Party of Vietnam’s body remains has been kept. The Mausoleum comes as an inspiration form the Lenin’s Mausoleum in Moscow, to honour him for his work saving Vietnam during the war. Ho Chi Minh died in September 1969 due to heart failure.

The structure stands at 70ft (22m) tall and 135 (41m) feet wide. The exterior of the structure is made from granite and the interior made of wood and all these materials were contributed by people from all over the country.

If you are to visit the place, make sure you dress modest, there is no cover charge but its highly advisable that you cover up, no shorts, tank tops and revealing clothes. Visitors are allowed to go in to see the preserved body daily between 0900hrs – 1100hrs.

I didn’t make it inside, I was a little late but I got to see the security guards march into the Mausoleum.


The place is Located in Ba Dihn Square in Vietnam Hanoi. If you stay in the Old Quarter -Hanoi, which is the touristy area, its 15 mins walk and on your way there you can stop by the WAR MUSEUM.

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  1. I went here before.. It's an awesome place to visit!

  2. Owhhh!!! I visited this place. i manage to go inside too. You should go in to meet Uncle Ho!

  3. Looks like an awesome place, gonna include this in my itinerary :)

  4. I've not been to Vietnam yet but dying to go! Thanks for this great blog post.

  5. Will refer back to your blogpost when I got to visit Vietname! This place is well-known and is recommended by one of my vietnamese friend too! :))

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