One of the top things to do in Hanoi is visiting Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum to see his embalmed corpse, to feel Vietnamese people’s respect as well as international tourists from other countries in the world for the old honorable father. Ho Chi Minh – the liberator of Vietnam, was the first President of the Democratic Republic of Vietnam until his death in 1969. For all Vietnamese people, he was regarded as the Great Father, and everyone often calls him with the beloved name “Uncle Ho”, because when he was still alive, he was simple and approachable like an uncle. The mausoleum gets hundreds of visitors, mostly locals from all regions of Vietnam, pay their respects for Uncle Ho everyday. Hope that this article will inspire you and help you travel in Hanoi.
Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum Opening hours:
Address: Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum is located in 25 Hung Vuong Street, in Ba Dinh district, to the West of the Old Quarter of Hanoi.
Tip: Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum just opens in the morning, so wake up early in order not to miss any interesting points in Hồ Chí Minh Complex. It is important to avoid the rush of people who line up early to enter the Hồ Chí Minh mausoleum.
Attendance fee: Free
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Tips: It is very nice to walk around and enjoy the wide green space (the mango road, bamboo ranges, golden fish bond..) of this area. Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum is overlooking to Ba Dinh Square – the place where Ho Chi Minh President read the Declaration of Independence of Vietnam on September 2nd, 1945. So, you should have a quick visit at this famous Square.
Inside the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, the embalmed body of Uncle Ho is preserved in cooled, central hall of the museum, which is overseen by a military honor guard standing at each corner of the bier. The body lies in a glass case with dim lights, extremely well preserved, and dressed in khaki suit. You can also see the sentence “Nothing is precious than independence and freedom”, a well-known quote by President Ho Chi Minh, it is also a lodestar of Vietnamese war resistance against the invaders.
Surrounding the building, there are different kinds of flowers and plants from all parts of Vietnam and some from the international friends as gifts for the President. Come to the mausoleum to see the special typical structure of Vietnam and discover the very interesting stories about the great hero of Vietnam.
The Ho Chi Minh Stilt house is a small wooden house includes two floors, the ground floors was used as a meeting place with his fellows and the two simple rooms on the 2nd floor for studying and working.
Surrounding areas, there is a garden with green trees, a peaceful fish pond attracting many tourists.
After experiencing the life of the most humble President in Vietnam you will pay more and more respect for our Great Father, Uncle Ho.
From the time the house opens for tourists, it have received 30 billion visitors from all regions in Vietnam and all over the world.
On average, everyday there are 1000 visitors coming to Ho Chi Minh Stilt house and have awesome experiences here.
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Tip: Don’t forget to bring your camera along with you to take some pictures of the things you haven’t seen before.
If you are curious about talented Ho Chi Minh’s life and Vietnamese revolution struggle against the French and US colony, Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum will be exactly a informative destination for you in Hanoi, Vietnam. The museum is just five minutes from the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum and also located in Ho Chi Minh Complex – one of the most resourceful museums in Hanoi. There are many valuable collections and artifacts about Ho Chi Minh, you will be absolutely interested in discovering such historical things.
The museum was built in the shape of a white lotus flower with 3 floors inside.
Ho Chi Minh museum Opening hours:
Entrance fee: 40.000 VND/pax
Tip: It’s easier for you to take an English speaking guide in Hanoi to explain all the things in a clear way for you, to understand why Vietnamese people can defeat the big states in the world.