The Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum and the adjacent Monument to the National Hero in Hanoi will be closed to visitors for maintenance work from September 4.
The site will be re-opened on December 5, when the project is finished after 3 months, according to the management board. During this time, visitors can still visit Uncle Ho’s garden and wooden house.
The final resting place of the country’s father figure which located in the center of Ba Dinh Square is Hanoi’s main tourist attractions. Every year it welcomes thousands of visitors every year, who come to pay their respects to “Uncle Ho”.
Opened in 1973, the granite memorial was inspired by Lenin’s mausoleum in Moscow and built on the spot where Ho Chi Minh read the Declaration of Independence on 2 September 1945, establishing the Democratic Republic of Vietnam.
In the central hall inside the building is the embalmed body of Uncle Ho, and protected by a military honor guard.
The dress code for visitors is very strict, and requires legs to be covered.
Except on Mondays and Fridays, the Mausoleum open to the public every morning from 7.30 AM to 10.30 AM.
At night, visitors can also view the mausoleum light up and a national flag ceremony.
The Ho Chi Minh Complex, Ho Chi Minh Museum and Presidential Palace will still be open to the public during the maintenance work.0