From the Old Quarter, tourists can walk to the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum Complex. walking distance about 60 minutes, depending on your walking speed. Tourists can also rent a motorbike by pay for 30000 Dong. Another option is to use the bus no. 9. Around the mausoleum there are also some objects that can be visited such as Ho Chi Minh Museum, One Pillar Pagoda, the Presidential Palace and the Ho Chi Minh City Main Stage. Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum was built in 1973 as the burial place of Ho Chi Minh City. Here the first Ho Chi Minh read the Declaration of Independence on 2 September 1945 that marked the establishment of the Democratic Republic of Vietnam.
Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum Opening Hours & Closed Times
Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum is located in Doi Can and Pho Pho Ngoc Ha, Ba Dinh District. You can visit the mausoleum every day with no admission charge. This mausoleum was built to imitate Lenin Mausoleum in Moscow, but still favor the traditional architecture of Vietnam. This is evident from a sloping roof. The exterior of the building is made of gray granite. Meanwhile in the predominantly black markings, red, and gray. At the top it said Chairman of Ho Chi Minh. The mausoleum building has a height of 21.6 meters and 41.2 meters wide. All around the park there is a building that is treated with neat.According to the brochure, there are about 250 plants grown in the garden. planted species originating from all regions of Vietnam.
Ho Chi Minh’s body was placed in the center of the mausoleum and guarded by an army soldier. The body is covered with balsam and put in a glass case with dim lights. Ho Chi Minh actually have a desire to be cremated with the ashes scattered in the hills in central Vietnam, north, and south. According to Ho Chi Minh City, burial cremation cleaner and also save the existing ground so that the land can be used for farmland. But desire is not complied with by the successor who is too fond of Ho Chi Minh. Up to now the tourists, including a state guest, always marched to the mausoleum entrance queue.
Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum Dress Code
To be able to get into the mausoleum, there are some very strict rules. Travelers should wear clothes that cover the legs. Mini skirts and shorts are not permitted. The visitors should be quiet and walk in two rows. Hands should not be in the pocket. Hands also should not be crossed. Inside the mausoleum, travelers should not photograph, smoking, as well as recording with the camera.