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Address: | Ba Dinh Square, Hanoi 100000, Vietnam
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+84 4 3845 5128
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Tue - Thu 08:00 - 11:30
Sat - Sun 08:00 - 11:30
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: No
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Every year many thousands of respectful citizens and tourists visit the...

Every year many thousands of respectful citizens and tourists visit the final resting place of the country’s most notable historic figure.

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Good insight into History. Pretty amazing to see Premier Ho Chi Minh embalmed and preserved with tight security around.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Was a long wait (1.5 hrs) for a very quick round to view the mausoleum (1min). Solemness of the place marred by rude tourists. Activity for if you have lots of spare time in Hanoi.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The mausoleum contains the embalmed body of the first President and founder of modern day Vietnam. The entrance is on the north side of the complex. It is free to enter. As Uncle Ho (Chi Minh) is revered, and given the purpose of the building, you must dress appropriately: shoulders and kegs covered with no flip flops. It is only... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I am not sure if you can visit Hanoi without visiting Uncle Ho in all his finery lying in state in his mausoleum. A real throwback to the old days and of some interest to history buffs like me. His house nearby is also interesting.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Good insight into History. Pretty amazing to see Premier Ho Chi Minh embalmed and preserved with tight security around.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Whilst we werent toooo impressed with the Vietnamese Propaganda our tour guide was feeding us, it was a cool sight to see none the less. Right next to the Presidential grounds which are really cool to walk around so worth a visit.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

All in all a really good experience, but we went to the wrong entrance. We went the wrong way around, and had to pay for and enter the garden and palace where uncle Ho used to live. You could just go straight to the mausoleum if you went through the right entrance. Further more there is a dress code for... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum is a unique look into Vietnamese politics and history. The body itself is basically just creepy, but the whole experience of standing in line with thousands of locals and tourists, and the strange (to us anyway) rules, adds up to a very interesting gestalt. The lines may look long, but they move quickly and despite... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I went there a few years ago on my own and a few years later returned to the mausoleum with my partner. It is an unique experience to line up with Vietnamese people who come to pay their respect to whom is still 'their uncle' after all these years.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We enjoyed our visit to the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum. We were fortunate to have VIP passes so the wait in line was not too long. The lines move quickly. Interesting that they insist that you walk through with your hands at your side. And of course no talking, no hats and shoulders and knees covered. The viewing area is... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I am a veteran of the "Vietnam War" and have made several trips to Hanoi over the past five years, but never wanted to go to this Mausoleum. My veteran friends on this trip convinced me to visit, and I am glad about it. The building, embalmed body, honor guard soldiers, etc are interesting, however the real high point was... More 

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