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Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, Hanoi

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Erected on the spot from which the legendary Vietnamese leader proclaimed the country's independence, Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum serves as the final resting place of the leader's mummified body. Although the beloved "Uncle Ho" wished to be cremated, his followers decided to put his embalmed remains in a glass case. Today, his pale body lies exposed to the views of devoted pilgrims and curious tourists moving slowly in endless rows during most of the year--except for a period when it gets sent to Russia for conservation. The building--inspired by the Lenin's mausoleum in Moscow--was erected in the early 1970s. Inquire about proper etiquette before you enter--keep your hands out of your pockets, do not hold up the line, and don't attempt to take photographs. Use our Hanoi driving holiday planner to arrange your visit to Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum and other attractions in Hanoi.
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  • Very interesting visit to see the preserved body of the revered leader of Vietnam. Strict control and run by the military. No loitering or talking photos inside the chamber. Cannot take photos... 
    Very interesting visit to see the preserved body of the revered leader of Vietnam. Strict control and run by the military. No loitering or talking photos inside the chamber. Cannot take photos...  more »
  • If you want to go inside you will need to come early - check the hours on Google Maps. I looked at the outside only. The building and the grounds outside are quite impressive in scale, all watched... 
    If you want to go inside you will need to come early - check the hours on Google Maps. I looked at the outside only. The building and the grounds outside are quite impressive in scale, all watched...  more »
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  • loved him! he looked so cute! shame i couldnt get up closer; i wanted to give him a soft lil kissy. that makes it 4 stars. let me kiss him and it will be 5
  • don't cross the yellow line. that is a visitor-free area. you are can only approach from the front building up to the yellow line. to enter it, there must be a special agreement. you are also not allowed to bring a camera or other recording equipment. inside the building stored Ho Chi Minh's body which is very valuable for the Vietnamese.

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