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After lots of confusion, it seems the Mausoleum is open to the public, well at least it was on the recent Sunday morning we visited, but the gates closed at 10.50 am for the day. Lines moved quickly but it is quite a long walk...More
uncle ho is regarded as the interesting individual in the story of new Vietnams history! certainly not go to a mausoleum around the world! presently there a just a couple of options to do that! and also if you do this, your senses a great...More
Had an issue with the guards letting you in, seems they didn't like Tattoos so had to cover my arms even tho other lots of younger girls didn't have to. still it was an interesting experience, hard to believe they keep his body there even...More
We visited the mausoleum of Ho Chi Minh, our original tour went pear shaped at the last minute we fell back on last nights food tour company.
Amazing how many Vietnamese, were weeping as walking past the corpse.
There was no time to stop, but...More
Ho Chi Minh was quite a character and apparently wanted to be cremated so here he is supposedly preserved for all to see(!). I learned how revered he was and still is. He spoke five languages, travelled extensively and remained humble until his death. I...More
It took us 3 attempts to see this honourable man at rest. The first time my partners shorts we're too short (they were between his mid thigh and knee, anything on the knee and below seems acceptable). The next time some dignitaries held back the...More
The actual entrance is at the side and not Hung Vuong. there is a security check like airport immigration and u cant bring drinking water or fluids or camera into the masoleum. The presidential palace & HMC stilt house r within the same compound so...More