Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum

Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum in Hanoi is an important landmark of the city and stands integrated to the political and social history of Vietnam. Hanoi in Vietnam, which has a history dated back to 3000 years, even otherwise has several monuments, scenic beauty and reserves of history imprinted through the strife-torn colonial and political regimes. However, Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum draws special emphasis because it testifies about Uncle Ho in Vietnam.
Yes, we are talking about the famous revolutionary and statesman of Vietnam, Ho Chí Minh, who is revered as the father of Viet Minh independence movement in 1941. This Vietnamese leader later founded the communist regime partially in Vietnam in 1950 and served as both the Prime Minister and President of North Vietnam. Known to the world as Bác Ho or Uncle Ho' meaning "he who enlightens," he also inspired the foundation of Ho Chi Minh City. Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum in Hanoi is located in 5 Pho Ngoc Ha and you will feel a wave of awe and mysticism hitting you when you watch the corpse preserved in the mausoleum.

After his death on September 2, 1969 at Hanoi from cardiac failure, Ho Chi Minh . was embalmed and put for view in this granite mausoleum. Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum in Hanoi was built on the basis of the model of Lenin's Tomb in Moscow. Though Ho Chi Minh wished that he be cremated after his death and his ashes buried on three hilltops spread in the three main regions of Vietnam, his body was embalmed following the tradition upheld by other Communist leaders across the world.

Features of Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum in Hanoi
  • The structure in which the body is placed, is a gray cubicle surrounded by columns.
  • On the top, there is a flat, square fresco engraved with the words "Chu Tich (President) Ho Chi Minh" written in red plum marble.
  • The marble was brought from Marble Mountain outside Danang in Vietnam
  • When the national holidays are celebrated in Vietnam, numerous people including the general secretary of the Communist Party, the prime minister and the president visit Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum in Hanoi and witness parades of ethnic minorities, tanks and soldiers.
  • Before entering Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum in Hanoi, you have to sign in at an office at No. 8 Hung Vuong Street, which is towards the south of the mausoleum.
  • You can not take cameras, hats or bags and don't dress in shorts or tank tops while going inside
  • You are expected to observe silence in the room containing the corpse.
Address: 5 Pho Ngoc Ha, Ba Dinh District, Hanoi
Phone Number: +84 4 942 1061
Open Hours:  8 am to 11am from Tuesday to Thursday and 8 am to 11 am from Saturday to Sunday.
Closed in: October or in November for maintenance of the body of Ho Chi Minh