Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum
Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum
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8:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Saturday
8:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Sunday
8:00 AM - 11:30 AM
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**This place is temporarily closed** Every year many thousands of respectful citizens and tourists visit the final resting place of the country’s most notable historic figure.
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  • Akshay Sharma
    New Delhi, India11,101 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    A tribute to the nation builder
    This place holds a unique position in the history as well as geography of Vietnam. Built impressively in an expanding area, it is a must visit place while in Hanoi. It is lit up during the night time which adds beauty to the whole complex.
    Visited August 2023
    Written 21 August 2023
  • MizuhoK
    Hino, Japan3,953 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Heart of Hanoi
    We visited here in late afternoon. So we didn’t see the dead body of Ho Chi Minh or natural flag raising at 6AM or flag lowering at 9pm but still we enjoyed the atmosphere. The building of mausoleum of grand, both slogan at left and right deliver strong intentions of the establishment of the country. The square is so vast that we imagine the people who have been enthusiastic for listening the speech of independence. Even you don’t enter the mausoleum, you’re asked to be dressed properly. The modern building at the opposite side of mausoleum is the diet. We wish we could come back to see inside of mausoleum and see the guards exchange.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 26 August 2023
  • Loud1Canberra
    Canberra, Australia412 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    A must do
    Really a must see, not just for the sight of Ho Chi Minh but the setting with the grand parade ground, the guards, the wreath laying and the general sight of the variety of visitors. We were lucky as it only took about 10 minutes to get into the Mausoleum. Definitely take the time to go to the parade ground and watch the crowds.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 27 September 2023
  • Waterend
    London, United Kingdom103 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Interesting but not a ‘must visit’
    Not much more than an interesting memorial to Ho Chi Minh. It’s one to ‘tick off’ when visiting Hanoi provided the queues to get in aren’t ridiculous. Fascinating to see the cross section of people - Vietnamese nationals and foreign tourists who visit and their differing reactions.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 29 September 2023
  • r2thebizel
    Pattaya, Thailand3,301 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum: Special
    When you take in the magnitude of what this 1 man means to these people, this is a very special place. Go between 07:00 and 10:30 as otherwise you cannot enter. Free but very strict, organised, no photos, you follow a path, there is no waiting inside but you will see his preserved body, almost glowing. The path takes you out to the stilt house and the pagoda is not far from the exit.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 18 October 2023
  • Christine
    Gentofte Municipality, Denmark14 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    First place to visit in Hanoi
    This was the first place I visited in Hanoi. It took about 2 hours of walking. You will first visit the main mausoleum, followed by the stilt house, fish pond, one pillar pagoda, and finally Ho Chi Minh Museum.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 23 October 2023
  • HMKaren
    Los Angeles, California1,348 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Worth a quick visit
    We figured a trip to Hanoi would not be complete without seeing Ho Chi Minh's Mausoleum, so we had a look. The streets around it are closed off, so our Grab driver dropped us off a couple blocks away and we walked over. It was nothing very exciting, but it didn't take much time either. We didn't go inside---we didn't want to be bothered with the dress code or the line. I wouldn't make this one a high priority, but I'm glad we saw it.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 25 November 2023
  • Nilmini D
    Colombo, Sri Lanka266 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Ho Chi Minh, The Great Leader of Vietnam is sleeping here
    We visited Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum in the evening of the same day we arrived in Hanoi. It is open from 5.00 pm to 10 pm. It was the winter in Hanoi I suppose since we felt quite cold. There were thousand of tourists hanging around this place. It is nicely maintained. I think the Vietnamese people give due respect and show their gratitude to the leader who lead them to win the war.
    Visited December 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 15 December 2023
  • Shruti Pramod Reddy
    Bengaluru, India43 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Historical
    Visited here on the morning of Dec-22,2023 & saw the change of guard ceremony too (apparently height requirement for men is 175cm) Also saw his living quarters such as the house on stilts, his rooms like dining, living rooms and the cars he used etc. Nice pond and bridge in the central area. Didn't get to see his preserved actual dead body though.
    Visited December 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 4 January 2024
  • Dan Sullivan
    Colchester, United Kingdom481 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Good stop on the Hanoi tourist route
    We visited on a Saturday and managed to see the body of Ho Chi Minh which is preserved here. Very strange experience but worth it. Get there early to avoid queues as it’s only open certain hours and these are limited.
    Visited December 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 6 January 2024
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Julie M
Perth, Australia27 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Family
Don’t waste your time on this alleged attraction. You have to slowly march in long lines to get to the Mausoleum, and when you finally get there you’ll get a two second glimpse of his dead body. There is no history or information poster anywhere. Then you are shepherded to his house viewing which costs 40,000 Duong per person just to view a few random rooms from the outside.
The Hoa Lu Prison on the other hand is well worth the visit- there are excellent preserved areas of the original prison, many letters , statues of prisoners in the cells, letters and many photos.
There is an excellent audio guide available for a small fee which tells you many stories of prisoners experiences and takes about two hours.
Written 18 January 2020
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julia b
60 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019
I did not enjoy this experience, as you begin with having to check your belongings including your camera and water. Make sure ladies, you are covered or you will be denied entry. You are then lead in 2 single file lines in silence for over 1km in the direct sun. As you go there are several armed guards around and will whistle at you if your caught taking photos of the grounds. You are then taken into the mausoleum, again several armed guards and get to do one pass around Ho Chi Minh. I totally understand the guards and being silent but you don't even get to stop and pay respect to Ho Chi Minh, which was what I was there for. Then you get pushed out to the gardens to buy water as by this time you're super thirsty and souvenirs. The grounds are very large and the majority of it was off limits to the public. The areas that were open were very lovely and it was the only place I saw free birds flying around. The museum of Ho Chi Minh is also on the grounds and I'm sure it has some amazing things in it, however we did not go through it.
Written 5 February 2020
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JuH
Sheffield, UK26 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
walking down from Tran Quoc pagoda/west lake allows views of outside of the Mausoleum and royal palace.

I am not sure what the bag policy is and this made my visit uncomfortable. After the initial security screening I was told to check in my small back pack. (many people were carrying much larger bags inside). At the luggage window they said I should take my camera, phone and wallet with me. This was actually all that was really in my bag. I then went through in the queue to see Ho Chi Minh. At the electronics window they did not want to take in my camera as it was too small. So i ended up carrying in my hands all my stuff. I put my wallet in my pocket and was a bit worried about pickpockets in the queue but was then told off for putting my hand in/near my pocket which is not allowed by Ho Chi Minh. so I am very unclear what the policy is and what to advise people planning a visit. I get the impression they wanted to identify anyone with a camera/electronic device at initial security and then store these at the camera storage window later on but clearly the different teams are not working to the same policy?

Overall it is very interesting to go to this complex but due to all the confusion about the bag policy, difficulty carrying my stuff in my hands rather than conveniently in my bag and attitude of the staff/guards it was not a reverent experience - lacks reflection and peace I expected for a final resting place.
Written 28 February 2020
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Roslyn v
Gold Coast, Australia143 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Couples
If you come to Hanoi it seems a fitting part of Vietnam history to visit the Mausoleum. Only there is no time to ponder over Ho Chi Minh and history as you just have to keep walking past and I guess this is because of volume of visitors. The Mausoleum was free entry but the surrounding grounds were a small fee for entry. We enjoyed our visit, no photographs permitted and was all over quite quickly.
Written 13 February 2020
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Beth
Bristol, UK1,157 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020 • Couples
Very strict entry, currently must wear a mask for Coronavirus,but we did remove it once we were inside the compound as it was empty of people and therefore were not going to catch or pass anything on. The building itself was quite plain, we had expected lavish decorations and fold etc, but I guess as a place of mourning, plain is better? We were probably here no longer than 5 minutes.at least it was free!
Written 11 March 2020
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jwgbusiness
Thornhill, Canada146 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019
The historical aspects of seeing Uncle Ho's final resting place is a must-see for its historical and architectural aspects. However, to see the entombed body, you have to line up and wait in the hot sun, so be sure to have head-wear. In addition, the entire buidling and its compound is manned by miliatry outfitted guards who are very unfriendly, stern and regimental. Perhaps, they like to put on a show of "strength". Next door is Ho Chi Minh's house on stilts and lying to one side of the Mausoleum is the One Pillar Pagoda, which was founded by King Ly Thai To in 1049 - an important symbol for the people of Hanoi.
Written 3 February 2020
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GRLUK
Plymouth, UK324 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019
To understand better Vietnam and its people it really helps to spend a few hours in this widespread mausoleum. The queues to see the body can be long so our guide got us there quite early in the morning and the rest of the visit went smoothly after that.
To learn about the country's great leader and feel his presence around the gardens, the small ponds and his domestic buildings was a great history lesson.
You may not agree with his politics but this was such a major character in the nation's history that you understand why his mausoleum is so popular.
There's plenty to see and the site is well run, though the entrance security was a bit more stern than necessary.
A must-do on any tour of Hanoi.
Written 20 February 2020
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WhyDontWe
Singapore, Singapore155 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2022 • Friends
The entrance is at Ngoc Ha street and not via Huong Vuong which is the listed map address.

There is security and you are required to check your bags at the counter. Even just a single bottle had to be checked in. Either bring absolutely nothing or be prepared to check in your bag.

No photography is allowed within the masoluem but we were lucky we didn’t have to check in our mobile phones. Just don’t take it out where photography is not allowed. There are paid photo taking services after you exit the masoleum where HCM’s body rests. There’s no queue to see HCM as the traffic moves swiftly and you aren’t allowed to stand still for too long. It will take about a minute or two to enter, walk a round past where his body lies, pay your respects and leave. The room is heavily guarded.

There are some food, drinks and souvenir shops within the area for you to rest or shop at. Once you enter the area you can also visit other places of interests, some at additional fee (eg HCM museum).

Wear long pants and covered shoulders (no sleeveless) if you plan to visit HCM’s body. The other museums are not as strict on dress code.
Written 22 September 2022
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Michael W
Redding, CT1,738 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Couples
I don’t know whether we inadvertently latched on to someone else’s tour but we had read that a) we would have to pay for entry and b) wouldn’t be allowed anywhere near the mausoleum itself. Imagine then our surprise, when we found ourselves filing past the body of old HCM himself. Quite the experience and not even much of a line to wait in.
Written 14 February 2020
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ash44_in
Mumbai, India566 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022 • Couples
This is a must see if you are interested in history and the life of Ho Chi Minh. However you need to keep the following in mind before you visit :
1. Check the official website for opening hours as it varies during the year. In October, when we visited the mausoleum was open from 7.30 am to 10.30 am on all days except Fridays and Mondays.
2. Reach early at around 7.30 am to avoid the crowd and the blazing sun. It becomes extremely crowded from 9am onwards and you will have to stand in a long queue, although they move fast.
3. Dress modestly and ensure that your arms and legs are covered. Shorts are not allowed and you will have to buy a skirt from the store on the premises/ from hawkers just outside the gate to cover your legs.
4. Camera, bags have to be deposited while entering the mausoleum and photography is not allowed inside.
5. Please make sure that after visiting the mausoleum, you visit house no 54 and the stilt house (separate tickets to be purchased which is not included in the mausoleum tickets) before you see the museum. Otherwise you will again have to queue up for a second round of mausoleum visit if you see the museum first and then plan to visit the stilt house. We were not aware of this and we spent 20 mins doing an extra round of the mausoleum before we could go towards the stilt house.
Written 11 October 2022
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