Fodor's Expert Review Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum

The Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum and Nearby Cemetery Fodor's Choice

Ho Chi Minh may have opposed the idea of being preserved and displayed in state after his death, but his wishes to be cremated were ignored for this Vietnamese interpretation of Lenin's mausoleum. The structure's choice of location on Ba Dinh Square was a natural one—it was here where Ho declared the founding of the Democratic Republic of Vietnam in 1945. Visits to the mausoleum are expected to be quiet and respectful—skirts and shorts are forbidden, as is photography. Checking and claiming bags at the entrance can be slow, so pack lightly if possible. Lines can wind up to 2 km (a mile) long, so be prepared to wait. Hours are limited to 8 am–11 am, so arrive before 10 am to ensure entry.

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Ba Dinh Sq.
Hanoi, Ha Noi  Vietnam

024-828–9465

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Rate Includes: Closed to public Mon. and Fri.; closed Sept.–Nov. for maintenance

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