Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum In Hanoi: A Must-See Site For Visitors

Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum

Coming to Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum in Hanoi, visitors can learn more about one of the greatest national presidents in the world, Ho Chi Minh President. Additionally, you can visit many nearby relics, offering you interesting knowledge about Vietnamese history.

In this blog, Vietnamtour.in will show you the best guide for your journey to Ho Chi Minh Tomb, as well as some outstanding attractions in this area.

Who is President Ho Chi Minh?

President Ho Chi Minh

President Ho Chi Minh (Bac Ho) was a great master, playing a crucial role in the success of the Vietnamese revolution. He guided the Vietnamese people to fight against the attacks of aggressors to regain Vietnam’s independence and self-determination. Bac Ho was also one of the first Vietnamese politicians to lay the foundation of a peaceful relationship between Vietnam and India. His first visit to India was in 1958 when President Ho Chi Minh had a meeting with First Indian Prime Minister – Jawaharlal Nehru.

Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum in Hanoi is an excellent work, expressing the deep respect of the Vietnamese people for their leader. It was inaugurated in 1975, with inspiration from Lenin’s Tomb in Moscow, however, being altered to match Vietnamese cultures and traditions. Nowadays, President Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum is treasured as a historical symbol of Vietnam, attracting a lot of millions of local and international tourists.

Overview of Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum

Mr Harshit Shah and his family - our customer
Mr Harshit Shah and his family – our customer

Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum belongs to the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum Complex, which is one of the must-see destinations in Vietnam. It is a great chance for visitors to get a deeper understanding of Uncle Ho’s life. Below are some highly recommended locations during your trip:

  • Ba Dinh Square: The Square plays a historical significance, where the Government holds various national events annually. It is also known as a symbol of national pride for Vietnamese people about dependence and freedom rights.
  • The Presidential Palace: It is a work designed by a German architect, and originally supported President Ho Chi Minh’s work and residence. However, Bac Ho refused and selected a simple-designed house in the backyard. The Palace is outstanding with over 30 rooms, decorated as a luxurious building of golden color.
  • Ho Chi Minh Stilt House: The House was designed as the traditional architecture of minority ethnicities in Viet Bac Highland. When visiting this destination, you also first have a chance to witness the fish pond that Uncle Ho loved when he was alive.
  • Ho Chi Minh Museum: The Museum was constructed to celebrate Ho Chi Minh’s 100th birthday, featuring 3 floors shaped like an enormous white flower. You can see a lot of valuable historical artifacts, as well as showpieces about Uncle Ho’s career.
  • One Pillar Pagoda: The pagoda was built in the reign of King Ly Thai Ton, impressing visitors with a tower lying in the middle of a lotus lake. Though it was destroyed during wars, the One Pillar Pagoda was repaired for the original design in 1955.

Location

Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum 2

Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum in Hanoi is situated at 02 Hung Vuong Street, Dien Bien Ward, Ba Dinh District. Specifically, it is in the middle of Ba Dinh Square, which is made up of large grass areas connected by a lot of pathways.

Entrance Fee

The Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum entrance fee is around 1 – 2 USD/person for both Vietnamese and international visitors. With this payment, you can first admire the beauty and life of one of the most brilliant worldwide revolution activists, President Ho Chi Minh. It will surely be an expected experience during your time in Hanoi.

Opening Time

Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum in Hanoi is only open in the morning on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday, and Sunday. However, if the 1st day of the Lunar New Year, the 19th of May, and the 2nd of September are on a Monday or Friday (not included in the open time), the Mausoleum is still open.

After deciding the day for your President Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum journey, you need to know its specific visiting hours:

  • Winter & Spring (November – March): 08:00 AM – 11:00 AM
  • Summer & Fall (April – October): 07:30 AM – 10:30 AM
  • On weekends and public celebration holidays: visiting hours are always extended by 30 minutes.

Best Time to Visit

Vietnamese flag rising

Annually, there will be 2 months closing the Mausoleum for the preservation of Ho Chi Minh’s body. It normally ranges from September to November, however, visitors should get the exact schedule from the Mausoleum Management Board. If so, it will not be ideal to visit the Tomb during this time.

The best time we recommend you go to the Mausoleum is from 06:00 AM to 09:30 AM. Although the Ho Chi Minh Tomb does not open at 06:00 AM, you can first admire the stunning view of the Vietnamese flag rising. It is a great chance for you to experience an important tradition of our country, called “Chao Co”.

After that, you can wander Ba Dinh Square to immerse yourself in the fresh and tranquil ambiance of Hanoi during waiting time. From 07:30 AM to 08:00 AM, let’s get a ticket to visit the main areas of the Tomb.

How to Get There

To go to Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum in Hanoi by bus, let’s take note of some bus routes passing by Ba Dinh Square. They include bus numbers 45, 09, 33, 22, and 50. Or else, you can rent a motorbike and ride it here. Remember to park your motorbike in 2 parking spots, one on Ong Ich Khiem Street and another on Ngoc Ha Street.

If you first come to Hanoi Capital, we recommend you book a Vietnam tour package to have the best time at Ho Chi Minh Tomb. With this option, you don’t need to worry about your movement schedule, all are prepared by a professional support team.

Travel Tips

Mr Rajesh and his family - our customer
Mr Rajesh and his family – our customer

Below are some useful tips for tourists during your time in Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, including:

  • Dress formally and neatly (shorts, hats, and sleeveless T-shirts are not allowed)
  • Maintain an attitude of respect
  • Making noises and touching the walls are not allowed
  • Taking photos and filming inside are prohibited
  • Don’t carry many valuable items
  • Always walk in line and follow the instructions of officers

Conclusion

Above are all of our full guide about Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum in Hanoi, and other outstanding attractions you can visit during your trip to this destination. If you want to discover more about Vietnamese culture and history, don’t miss our reviews about the best places to visit in Hanoi.

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