A guide for visiting Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum

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Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum is the place put the remains of Uncle Ho. It officially started on 2nd September, 1973 at the former stage of historic Ba Dinh Square where President Ho Chi Minh read the Declaration of Independence, giving birth to the Democratic Republic of Vietnam on 2th September, 1945. The following guide will give you full information to visit Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum.

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Address and opening hours

Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum (via Vietnam tourist spots)

Address: 17 Ngoc Ha Street, Ba Dinh District, Hanoi. Management Board’s Office of Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum: 1 Ong Ich Khiem Street, Ba Dinh District, Hanoi.

The ceremony to visit President Ho Chi Minh is held in the mornings: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday, and Sunday. Monday and Friday are not celebrated the visit.

  • In summer (01/04 – 31/10): 7h30 am – 10h30 am. Saturdays, Sundays and holidays: 7h30 am – 11h am.
  • In winter (from 01/11 to 31/3 years): 8h am – 11h am. Saturdays, Sundays and holidays: 8h am – 11h30 am.

If 19/5, 2/9 and the 1st day of Tet holiday fall on Monday or Friday, the visit to President Ho Chi Minh is still celebrated.

Itinerary

Uncle Ho’s stilt house and fishpond (via Wikipedia)

From the entrance to the Ho Chi Minh Museum (19 Ngoc Ha Street, Ba Dinh), you follow the management board’s guidance or the lines going to the mausoleum. (Note: the guards regularly let a certain number of people into the mausoleum; if you go in a large group of people, register privately with the management board).

Once inside the mausoleum, go in the direction of the signposts. There is only an exit; you will go out by another door which you can visit the Presidential Palace and Uncle Ho’s fish pond. From the stilt house area, under the guidance of management board to visit Ho Chi Minh museum  where displays exhibits and documents about President Ho Chi Minh City’s life.

You can stop to visit One Pillar Pagoda – the pagoda has the record of “The temple has the most unique architecture”.

Ho Chi Minh mausoleum attractions you can refer to: Ba Dinh Square, Presidential Palace, Uncle Ho’s stilt house and fishpond, Ho chi minh museum, One Pillar Pagoda.

Attractions near the mausoleum: Imperial Citadel of Thang Long (from 500m), Westlake – Quan Thanh Temple (from 500m), Hanoi Flag Tower (from 500m), Temple of Literature (from approximately 700 m).

Rules

Dress politely when visiting the  mausoleum (via blogger)
  • Clothes must be polite, not too short or offensive. You won’t be allowed to enter if you violate this.
  • About behaviors, attitudes: Polite and civilized, not make noise, keep order, go gentle and queue up in order.
  • If you do not want to line up to visit the mausoleum, go to the High Command for exceptional permit before 2-3 days.
  • For Ho chi Minh mausoleum entrance fee, Vietnamese don’t have to buy tickets. Foreign tourists must spend 25.000 VND (over 1 USD) to get museum tickets, and 25.000 VND to visit Uncle Ho’s stilt house.
  • Don’t let children less than 3 years of age into the mausoleum.
  • Send baggage as specified and arranged by the management board. You aren’t allowed to store food, jewelry, electronics, metals, etc.
  • Don’t take pictures or film in restricted areas, especially inside the mausoleum.
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