Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum - Uncle Mausoleum (Hanoi, Vietnam)
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Ho Chi Minh mausoleum is located in Ba Dinh district, that is a center place of Hanoi. The Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, also called as Uncle Mausoleum, is a large memorial in Hanoi, Vietnam. Inaugurated on August 29th 1975, the mausoleum is 21.6 meters high and 41.2 meters wide with two platforms. In the central hall of the mausoleum, the embalmed body of Ho Chi Minh is preserved in the cooled and protected by a military honor guard.
Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum is an important historical attraction of Hanoi, known for honoring the national hero: President Ho Chi Minh. The building is where visitors can express their admiration and gratitude towards the common father/uncle of Vietnamese who has led the country to independence and reunification. It is popularly known among Vietnamese as Uncles’ Mausoleum, for the intimate and familiar atmosphere Ho Chi Minh always created when he was alive. Built over 2 years from 1973 to 1975, the Mausoleum is also a lively illustrator of national unity.
On the top the mausoleum is inscription "Ho Chi Minh President" grafted with crimson gems of Cao Bang. The door’s mausoleum is made from precious wood from Tay Nguyen. On the lobby, it is tiled by red marble that is background for the words "nothing is more valuable than independence and freedom" with the signature of Ho Chi Minh is plated with gold. On front of the mausoleum and behind the mausoleum, there have 79 viva trees that represent 79 years in the life of President Ho Chi Minh. Two sides of the south and north of the mausoleum, it has bamboo trees, a symbolized tree of Vietnam. Front of the mausoleum, there are always two soldiers standing guard. Ba Dinh Square is front of the mausoleum with a way for parade.
Dress modestly: wearing shorts, tank tops or hats is not permitted. You may be requested to store day packs, cameras and phones before you enter. Talking, putting your hand in your pockets and photography is strictly prohibited in the mausoleum. The queue usually snakes for several hundred metres to the mausoleum entrance and inside, filing past Ho’s body at a slow but steady pace.
Currently, admission is free and visitors but they must comply with requirements such as grooming, do not bring cameras and keep order in the mausoleum.
Location: Hanoi, Vietnam
Address: No 1, Hung Vuong, Dien Bien, Ba Dinh
More information: www.bqllang.gov.vn
Opening hours: 8-11am Tue-Thu, Sat & Sun Dec-Sep, last entry 10.15am (closed 4 Sep-4 Nov)
Entrance fee: Free
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