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Figure 1. Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum in Hanoi

Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum in Hanoi and Necessary Information

Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum Opening Hours

Every year, President Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum in Vietnam welcomes millions of tourists, agencies, and organizations from all over the world to visit. To meet that demand, at present, Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum in Hanoi is opened at 7:30 am and closed  at 11 pm on weekdays for people to visit.

Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum Dress Code

Because it is a political and dignified place in Vietnam, visitors when visiting Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum in Hanoi should pay attention to the costumes. Do not wear offensive, revealing clothing, shorts, or short skirts. Dressing politely and neatly is a way of showing respect to the great Uncle Ho.

Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum Price

Vietnamese people are free to visit the Mausoleum on any day. Foreign visitors on tours will cost VND25,000 tickets to Ho Chi Minh Museum and VND25,000 to visit President Ho Chi Minh’s stilt house.

Overview of the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum

The journey to visit President Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum will start at the entrance to the Ho Chi Minh Museum (No. 17A, Ngoc Ha Street, Hanoi City). You can walk here from the parking lot. It will not take much time because the distance is relatively short.

At the entrance, a leader will guide you through the queue and delivery before entering the mausoleum. You will pass through a security gate. And you cannot bring metal objects and any other video or camera equipment.

Following the group of people, you will see Ba Dinh Square. Here, the security team will guide each group to visit the mausoleum. If you go on holiday, wait a bit.

Tourists often go from President Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum to the Stilt House. Then, they may continue moving through Uncle Ho’s fish pond and see Ho Chi Minh Museum. One-Pillar Pagoda will be the last place.

Where is Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum and How to get to?

Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum in Hanoi is at No. 2, Hung Vuong Street, Dien Ban Ward, Ba Dinh District, Hanoi City. For domestic and foreign friends who want to know specific information about the opening schedule, the schedule to visit the Ho Chi Minh mausoleum inside, you can contact the following information:

The Organizing Committee visited President Ho Chi Minh

– Address: No. 17, Ngoc Ha Ward, Ba Dinh district, Hanoi city.

– Phone: 024 38455128

– Related website (in English): http://en.cand.com.vn/

Reception Committee, Management Board Office of Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum Body

– Address: No. 1, Ong Ich Khiem ward, Ba Dinh district, Hanoi city

– Phone: 024 38455168 – 024 37345484

For those who want to see Uncle Ho’s Mausoleum by private vehicle from the Old Quarter area, you can choose many routes to come. However, denote that there are two parking spots around the mausoleum. They are Ong Ich Khiem Street located opposite the Tomb Command and No. 19 Ngoc Ha Street at the entrance to Ho Chi Minh Museum.

For those traveling by bus, you will not need to wonder about the route and wonder where the Ho Chi Minh Monument is. Some bus routes have stops near Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum in Hanoi such as routes 18, 22, 33, 45, and 50.

Do And Don’t in Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum Complex

According to the experience of visiting Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, you need to go light, murmur, and line up in the right way to visit. Avoid speaking loudly, pushing, jostling because this will affect the order and the dignified atmosphere in the mausoleum.

Before entering the mausoleum, you must remove your hat from your head, do not put your hands in your pocket or pants, and show a standard attitude. Because of several reasons to ensure the safety of Ho Chi Minh mausoleum and corpse, film or take photos would not be allowed when entering and going inside.

Cell phones need to mute and not make noise. In particular, to ensure the general hygiene and temperature of the shrine. When visiting, the guards do not allow you to bring food or drinks on sites.

According to the regulations of Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, children under three years old cannot visit. The line of people waiting to enter the mausoleum is always long but moves quickly. It is mainly because they only allow visitors to pass by and see President Ho Chi Minh in the glass coffin without stopping inside the tomb.

Guests also may not chat, use phones, take pictures, bring bags, and food set while entering the mausoleum. Police soldiers are on duty to make sure everyone follows these principles as the highest respect for President Ho Chi Minh.

How long does it take to visit Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum Complex?

Tourists often line up at Gate 19, Ngoc Ha Street, Ba Dinh District, Hanoi. Then go inside according to the instructions. There is a small path for pedestrians. Usually, people line up to one line. On hot summer days, the number of people here is huge.

Line up and move in the flow of people. It takes 25-30 minutes, lucky to enter the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum. The weather is hot, which can make you tired and thirsty. Better prepare a bottle of water and a paper fan. You will feel a lot more comfortable.

Highlights of Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum Complex You Cannot Miss

After visiting Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum in Hanoi, visitors should visit the entire area in sequence as Stilt house, Uncle Ho’s fish pond, Ho Chi Minh Museum, and the last place are One-Pillar Pagoda.

From the entrance to the Museum, follow the instructions of the Administration or follow the line ahead. The road from the mausoleum leading to Uncle Ho’s stilt house is exquisite with a fertile orchard, a clear blue lake with lots of colorful fish, and a very cool atmosphere.

You may visit this simple, small house to learn more about his daily life in Vietnam. Next is to explore the museum. It is a place to keep the achievements and career of Uncle Ho during the years of struggle.

Finally, visit the One Pillar Pagoda, which has confirmed the record as the temple with the unique architecture. People also know the pagoda as the thousand-year-old lotus flower of the capital.

It is one symbol that people immediately think of Vietnam. So, if you have come here, please take the time to admire the beauty and pray at the temple!

In front of Uncle Ho’s mausoleum is a 29-meter high flagpole. Every evening and morning, there is a national ceremony held at this place. The ceremony started at 6 am.

The group departed from behind the mausoleum. The delegation went around to follow the music of “Tien Buoc Quan Ky” song to the front of the flagpole. It is a song written well about the solidarity of Vietnam’s armies during wars.

The three soldiers of the red squad will advance to prepare the flag-raising rituals. At this moment, the door of the Chairman’s mausoleum will open. At the signal, they raise the flag. They pull the flag up to the top of the column. The platoon team will go one more round in front of the mausoleum and end the ceremony.

Get inside Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum to see the Ho Chi Minh embalmed body

Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum is a meeting and gathering place for the sacred feelings of millions of people in Vietnam. Visiting the mausoleum is like an emotional need, a beauty of tradition, customs, and habits to express gratitude to Vietnamese roots for everyone. All old and young citizens, regardless of position or religion, wish to visit Uncle Ho once.

Inside the mausoleum, the first feeling that you feel is the solemn, quiet atmosphere. Your heart and eyes will stop and you will not stop being touched and recovered when standing by and watching Uncle Ho’s embalmed body peacefully in his sleep.

Ba Dinh Square – Places of important national historical events.

Initially, Ba Dinh Square was a western gate of Hoang Thanh Thang Long, a trading center with many craft villages. By the early 20th century, the French rebuilt into the administrative center of Indochina and named it Round Square or Puginier Garden, a name of a French priest.

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Figure 2. Ba Dinh Square

Not only is the place where President Ho Chi Minh read the declaration of independence, but it is also the place where Uncle Ho lives and works. It is the place where many important events of our country take place such as important meetings of the National Assembly, Central Party, and Government of Vietnam.

Typically, Ba Dinh Square is the public parade on the occasion of major holidays. In particular, every weekday, there will be a flag-raising ceremony date solemnly held at Ba Dinh Square when traveling to Hanoi by this time. Today, Ba Dinh Square has become a popular sightseeing spot of the capital land. The more time they maintain, the more mysterious this works for attracting tourists.

The Presidential Palace Hanoi–the luxury and expensive headquarter of Indochina Governor

The Presidential Palace Hanoi is a unique building in the Ho Chi Minh Complex including Ba Dinh Square, Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, One-Pillar Pagoda, and Ho Chi Minh Museum. It is the longest living and working place of Ho Chi Minh from December 19, 1954, to September 2, 1969.

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Figure 3. The Presidential Palace Hanoi

Designed by German architect Auguste Henri Vildieu, they completed the Presidential Palace in 1906 with over 400 tastefully decorated rooms. However, after they completed the Presidential Palace, Ho Chi Minh refused to live here because he wanted to live in a rustic wooden house by the lake rather than a splendid building.

Therefore, this place is his workplace. Just cross the lake from the Presidential Palace and you will find the modest two-story wooden house where Ho Chi Minh used to live. It is where he spent the last years of his life. After President Ho Chi Minh passed away, this place has become a historic site attracting many domestic and worldwide tourists.

Ho Chi Minh Stilt House–the traditional house of Northern Vietnam

60 years have passed, the stilt house has now become a symbol of Ho Chi Minh ideology, morality, style, and national solidarity, and international integration. After working hours, Uncle Ho often takes care of plants in the garden and fish in the pond.

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Figure 4. Ho Chi Minh Stilt House

In harmony with the natural landscape, different from the massive and superficial architectural works, Uncle Ho’s stilt houses at the Presidential Palace become very close to all Vietnamese people, especially people in the northern mountainous areas in Vietnam.

They built the house on stilts on the land behind the Presidential Palace building, next to a fish pond, amidst a lush green garden. They built the house of common wood, roofed with tiled roofs, hung around the curtain. In particular, there are a lot of flowers, fruit trees, and shade trees around the stilt house.

The house on stilts comprises three small rooms. The first-floor office is the place where Uncle often works with the Politburo and meets leading officials to report his work. Sometimes, Uncle Ho has informally received some domestic and foreign delegations.

On July 17, 1966, at this stilt house, Uncle Ho sat down to write a call for the people to resolve to fight against the US invasion. The US escalated the fierce attack on the North. And also here, Uncle Ho wrote the rights reserved for Historical Will to leave to life after his enthusiastic advice.

Ho Chi Minh Museum–Further look into Vietnamese history

They found the Ho Chi Minh Museum on May 19, 1990, right on the solemn occasion of the 100th anniversary of his birth nationwide. The work is to express the deep gratitude of the Vietnamese people.

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Figure 5. Ho Chi Minh Museum

The museum is a place to display documents and artifacts about Uncle Ho’s revolutionary life and the cause of Vietnamese national liberation. This place is famous for its unique architecture and is a place to educate the patriotism of the people.

Ho Chi Minh Museum is on display with content comprising three major parts. The introduction showcases the life and revolutionary career of Ho Chi Minh and the Vietnamese people implementing his Will.

This section includes documents, artifacts, documentaries, and artworks presented systematically and are the major tour itinerary with eight themes: Childhood and Youth of Ho Chi Minh.

Initially, it was the revolutionary activities (1890-1911) until the period when President Ho Chi Minh led the socialist revolution in the North and fought against the US invasion. It liberated the united South to reunify Vietnam (1954-1975). And then, we have The Socialist Republic of Vietnam.

Next is the exhibition about the country of Vietnam, the struggles and victories of the Vietnamese people in the Ho Chi Minh era. The last part shows some historical events of the world affecting the revolutionary activities of President Ho Chi Minh and the Vietnam Revolution.

And the unique pagoda in Asia–One Pillar Pagoda

Near the Ho Chi Minh Museum, One Pillar Pagoda is a long-standing historical and cultural relic, a symbol of Hanoi capital for thousands of years of civilization.

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Figure 6. One Pillar Pagoda

One Pillar Pagoda, also known as Dien Huu Tu or Lien Hoa Dai, possesses a unique architectural structure with a square body on a stone pillar. It is a special architectural point for the temple to become one of the attractive tourist spots in Vietnam.

The pagoda floating on the surface of the lake is thanks to a system of wooden slats forming a solid support structure, which looks like a lotus flower rising straight from the lake. Over the years, people had renovated and restored One Pillar Pagoda many times through the dynasties. One Pillar Pagoda is now only part of the ancient Dien Huu pagoda in Vietnam.

Final Words

Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum in Hanoi welcomes tens of thousands of tourists each year. The Mausoleum is the pride of the Vietnamese people. The majestic Ho Chi Minh mausoleum in the middle of Ba Dinh Square. Visiting Uncle Ho’s mausoleum, visitors can see Uncle Ho’s house, office, fish pond, and garden. They are simple things but full of emotions, which share for you an overall picture of Uncle Ho’s life.

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