The Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum in Ba Dinh Square is one of Hanoi’s most visited attractions. It is the final resting place of Ho Chi Minh, the most charismatic and popular leader in Vietnam, called “Uncle Ho” by Vietnamese people as a family member. His body is kept here in a glass box in the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum in the center of Hanoi.
For visitors, a trip to Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum can be a great experience, as it is not just an average attraction; This is part of a unique story.
This mausoleum was started in 1973, its construction of the tomb was simulated on Lenin’s mausoleum in Russia and was first opened in public in 1975. The granite building meant a great deal for many locals as it ensures that their beloved leader ‘lives on forever’.
Security is tight and visitors should dress with respect (no shorts, sleeveless shirts and miniskirts) and everyone has to deposit their bags and cameras before getting in. Visitors are not allowed to stop and hold the constant queue up as the place is constantly busy. Uncle Ho’s remains are sent yearly to Russia for maintenance therefore the mausoleum is closed usually from October onward. It’s best to recheck with your hotel tour desk before visiting. Admission is free but donations are accepted.0