ALL ABOUT HO CHI MINH MAUSOLEUM COMPLEX (OPENING HOURS – INSIDE – DRESSCODE – Entrance fee, TRANSPORT)
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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”.
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
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.
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
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
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
Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum
+ 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
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Author: Kalyn Trịnh