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Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum Complex
Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum Complex

After 100 times of visiting Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum with travelers all around the world as free tour in Hanoi, today I would like to give you some useful information about this top Visit in Hanoi.

  • Address: Hùng Vương, Điện Bàn, Ba Đình, Hà Nội
  • Phone: 024 3845 5128
  • At the end of this article is the summary of Openning hours, tickets and dresscode
  • Free tour Guides to Ho Chi Minh Complex : Hanoi Free City Tour

Ho Chi Minh (19/5/1890-2/9/1969) was the first president of the Democratic Republic of Vietnam, who dedicated his life to save the country from invaders. He was also the founder of Vietnam Communist Party.I, Ho Chi Minh Complex

For all Vietnamese family, he was regarded as the Great father or simply Uncle Ho.

1. Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum

The place was built to keep Ho Chi Minh’s body remained after he passed away so that he can somehow find contentment in seeing Vietnam united. The place so far has had millions of tourists as well as Vietnamese people from every part of the country visiting each year.

A corner of Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum
A corner of Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum

The building was inspired by Lenin’s Mausoleum in Moscow but reflects Vietnamese architectural elements.

All the materials used for building the mausoleum were collected from many parts of the country which expresses Vietnamese people’s love to their dearest Father.

Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum inside

The embalmed body of Ho Chi Minh is preserved in the cooled, central hall of the mausoleum, which is protected by military honor guards.

The two flags on the wall are the national flag and the Communist party flag. Both are grafted from 4,000 pieces of rubies from Thanh Hoa province.

The body of Ho Chi Minh president lies in a glass case with dim lights.

You can also see the sentence “Nothing is more precious than independence and freedom”, which is a well-known quo te by President Ho Chi Minh.

2. Ba Dinh Square

Ba Dinh square is where Ho Chi Minh’s Mausoleum lies. Here on September 2nd, 1945 in front of thousands of Vietnamese people, President Ho Chi Minh read the Independence Declaration of Vietnam – marking the establishment of the Democratic Republic of Vietnam.

Ho Chi Minh Complex
Ho Chi Minh Complex

This is also a favorite place for the locals to have morning exercise or just simply take a walk around the beautiful square at night.

Detailed in formation: Ba Dinh Square – Where The President Read The First Proclamation Of Independence

3. The presidential Palace

The building was designed and supervised by a German architect for the French IndoChina Governor. The construction project started in 1900 and completed in 1906 with 30 rooms and named as “IndoChina Governor Palace”.

Phu Chu Tich
Phu Chu Tich

In 1954 the building was renamed “the Presidential Palace” and Uncle Ho was supposed to live and work there. However, Ho Chi Minh refused to live here because “it is not suitable for his poor and starving people”.

Not Allowed to go in

4. Ho Chi Minh Museum

The Ho Chi Minh Museum is the preserver of everything related to President Ho Chi Minh. The Museum was started opening on 2nd September, in 1990, to celebrate the 100th birthday occasion of Ho Chi Minh.

Ho Chi Minh Museum
Ho Chi Minh Museum

The museum was built in the shape of a white lotus flower. It has a priceless collection of military orders, mementos, photos of the Communist Party’s earlier achievements, the great August and October revolutions, exhibits related to Ho Chi Minh’s political activities, etc.

Museum opening hours

  • Opening days: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday, Sunday
  • Closing days: Monday, Friday afternoon
  • Opening hours:
    + Morning: from 08:00 to 12:00
    + Afternoon: from 14:00 to 16:30

Entrance fee:

  • 40.000VND(Address: 25 Hung Vuong street)

5. One Pillar Pagoda


The pagoda was built in 1049, under the reign of Ly Thai Tong. It was a group of structures consisting of a pagoda and a tower built in the middle of a square lake.

The pagoda looks like a lotus blossoming from the square pond.

Entrance fee: Free 

6. Ho Chi Minh’s house

Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum stilt house
Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum stilt house

Having an idea that this small and simple house wasn’t suitable for a President, Vietnamese government decided to build his own house.

The House No.54

Tickets: 40.000VND/Adult

Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum Opening hours

  • Opening days: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday, Sunday
  • Closing days: Monday, Friday

+ Hot season (from 1st April to 31st October): from 7:30 AM to 10:30 A(Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays: from 7:30 AM to 11:00 AM

+ Cold season (from November 1 to March 31 of the following year): from 8:00 AM to 11:00 AM

Entrance fee: Free (Address: 25 Hung Vuong street)

Ho Chi Minh Museum

Entrance fee: 40.000VND(Address: 25 Hung Vuong street)

One Pillar Pagoda

Entrance fee: Free

Ho Chi Minh’s house

Stilts House And The House No.54

Total Tickets: 40.000VND/Adult

II.Complex Dress code and Tips:

  • Short shorts, mini-skirts, sleeveless shirts, tank tops and so on are not allowed.
  • Cameras, mobile phones and day packs can’t be taken inside. The guards will collect those things before you enter the mausoleum.
  • No shooting, video recording in restricted areas, especially inside the mausoleum
  • Putting your hands in your pockets and taking photograph is prohibited.
  • Children under 3 are not allowed to enter.

Author: Kalyn Trịnh


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