On September 2, 1945, Ba Dinh Square became the site of the country's most important historical events--the proclamation of independence. Today, the square is a favorite venue for parades and commemorations--the locals use it to walk, exercise, and hang out with friends and family. Use our Hanoi trip itinerary maker site to visit Ba Dinh Square on your trip to Hanoi, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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Ba Dinh Square Reviews
The large park surrounding Ho Chi Minh's mausoleum, after a quick and slightly lax security check, begins with a walk down the biggest boulevard EVER. In fact, it was so big, and the fact that the... more »
A huge garden in the heart of the city. Its the place where the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum is located. Maintain discipline here. No walking here n there, else the soldiers standing here will make sure u..... more »
No entry fee on the square, Ho Chi Min museum costs 40k VND per person. Well maintained, clean place. Tight security; have to pass through body/bag scanning. No chewing gum allowed(yeah!).
Be cognizant of the hours the Mausoleum keeps. They close around lunchtime. Also I would recommend not visiting on the weekend. When we attempted to visit on a Saturday the line stretched several city blocks. I say this with no exaggeration. Also, if you have a Cab drop you off at the Mausoleum make sure they do so in the right location. If they drop you off in front of the lawn you'll have to walk a long distance to the entrance behind it.
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