After three months of yearly maintenance work, the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum will reopen to visit on next Tuesday, 5th December.
Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc visited and had and inspection conducted on work last weekend and agreed to reopen the mausoleum.
According to Giao Thong News, the work took a month longer than in previous years because several important issues needed to be addressed.
The mausoleum was built in 1973, inspired by Lenin’s mausoleum in Moscow and opened in 1975. This memorial building sits on the spot where Ho Chi Minh read the Declaration of Independence on September 2, 1945, establishing the Democratic Republic of Vietnam, right in the middle of Ba Dinh Square.
Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum is the most popular attraction in Hanoi and it welcomes thousands of visitors every year. Mausoleum’s manager office said that numbers of visitors in 2017 had increased nearly 12 percent from a year ago.
To visit the mausoleum, visitors are required to wear long pant to cover their legs and shirt can cover shoulder.
Except on Mondays and Fridays, it open daily from 7.30 AM to 10.30 AM.
Local people and foreign visitors also can view the daily Flag Raising at 6.00 AM and Flag Lowering at 9.00 PM.0