Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum
Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum
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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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  • Keith F
    Scotland, United Kingdom557 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    An interesting morning
    The museum is only open in the morning and we timed our arrival to beat the queue but it was still a very long wait to enter the mausoleum. The building is quite stark and no bags are allowed. We entered in single file and moved past the body of Uncle Ho (as the locals call him). It was in interesting experience and there were many groups of school children in the queue, all keen to practice their English.
    Visited March 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 17 April 2023
  • devina1991
    Bengaluru, India551 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Not to miss while in Hanoi
    one should not miss visiting this mausoleum while in hanoi. Went there at 9:00AM and there was not much waiting time to enter the mausoleum. One is not allowed to carry camera and bags into the mausoleum and need to deposit our belongings in the security office before entering the mausoleum.The entrance is free and the mausoleum is open in the morning and after a break, it is also open in the afternoon, the surrounding gardens are beautiful and well maintained
    Visited January 2023
    Written 27 April 2023
  • Shelley M
    Albany, New Zealand816 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Dont wear shorts
    We had wanted to walk in the square, not so keen to actually go in to be honest. Seemed a lot of guards around the day we were there, they were all armed which was a bit creepy. I wasnt allowed to walk in the square because I had shorts on, thought that was a bit strange, but respected the guard and walked around. It was 36 degrees!
    Visited April 2023
    Written 1 May 2023
  • mojeed o
    Vietnam1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A Reverential Aura with a Hint of Humor: Visiting the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum in Hanoi
    Visiting the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum in Hanoi was an educational and spiritual experience. The reverential aura and respectful atmosphere created by the place was palpable. Despite the solemnity of the occasion, I couldn't help but be amused by the fact that I was standing in the presence of the embalmed body of a former leader! It was an eye-opening experience that gave me insight into the spiritual significance of the mausoleum and the reverence it holds in Vietnamese culture.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 7 July 2023
  • Akshay Sharma
    New Delhi, India10,630 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, Japan3,302 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, Australia315 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 Kingdom97 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, Thailand521 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, Denmark3 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
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Elsa D
Jakarta, Indonesia687 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Friends
One of the tourist attraction in Hanoi. The place is magnificent. I did not visit inside because it was already noon (closed by 11 am). The next morning we saw the lines of people wanting to get there, my tour guide said it takes 2 hours in line to get inside. We took nice pictures just outside
Written 13 April 2024
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arpitam
Gurugram (Gurgaon), India723 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Solo
If in Hanoi this is a place to pay a visit. The Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum is located in the Ho Chi Minh complex, a luxuriantly large and beautiful esplanade. I was unfortunate to have landed up on a Monday (Mon & Fri closed) but had the opportunity to watch the daily morning parade.
Written 13 April 2024
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The-Mong-Melbourne-Australia
Maroondah, Australia332 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
10 April 2023, the mausoleum itself is still closed, so you can’t get to see, nor file past Uncle Ho’s body….
Do you have to queue to get through security, and at 1 pm on a Thursday we wait about 20 minutes so no major drama. You do NOT need to have identification so you don’t need to carry a passport like we did. Importantly, females (women not kids as far as I’m aware) have to have their shoulders covered so at minimum a T-shirt and also the knees covered or you certainly can’t wear tight shorts. If you do, they will not let you in. That said some random dudes offer to sell you scarves to cover your shoulders if you don’t have something appropriate. Whilst you can’t go into the mausoleum itself it is worthwhile having a look at Ho Chi Minh’s Stills house and other buildings on the site, you do not need to prepay you can purchase a ticket after entering security at the internal gate to get into the building area …40,000VND to get in and will take you approximately one hour or so to have a good look around, and you certainly are beautiful place so it is well worth while doing.
Written 11 April 2024
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RoverP
Inverness, UK740 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
This is an experience not to be missed. It is certainly very interesting but it would be a push to call it excellent. You can only go so close to the Mausoleum itself. The scale of the building and the security certainly reflect the esteem in which Ho-Chi-Minh is held by the Vietnamese people. The mausoleum dominates an absolutely massive square which is devoid of any other structure. It looks across the square to the National Assembly building as if the great leader is checking that current day leaders are not betraying the revolution.

Also on the site and in much more attractive surrounds are the yellow walled official presidential residence (which Ho only used for official business) and two much more humble dwellings which Ho actually lived and worked in. You can't go in, but you can get a good look in through glass frontages. A good insight into a leader of the people for the people.
Written 8 April 2024
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Chris318i
Regensburg, Germany349 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Family
We were not allowed to enter the mausoleum, because our youngest son was too young (ten month old). The "official rule" is that kids under three are not allowed to enter the mausoleum. I'm ok with that rule, but it should be applied to all families then. Several families waiting with us brought kids below the age of three. When I asked the staff why some are allowed to go in and some not, they made up new rules. First additional rule, it's too cold for our kid. Second additional rule, the kid needs to be able to walk on its own. We were not the only ones that had to stay out. I'm really ok if there are clear rules, but from my point of view, the staff arbitrarily selects who is allowed to go in and who needs to stay out. In the end we visited the mausoleum only from the outside.
Written 7 April 2024
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Asden D
2 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
The mausoleum is of great historic and social importance to the people of Vietnam, which in our opinion makes it well worth a visit.

However, it is worth being aware that the lines can be extremely long and it may take up to several hours to get to the inside of the mausoleum. We weren’t aware of this and visited around 8.30 am on a Sunday without having had any breakfast and it was 11 am by the time we finished seeing the mausoleum - we didn’t end up seeing the presidential place, museum, or the stilt house because we were too tired at the end of it/didn’t have the time. The time spent in the mausoleum is about 5 minutes.

Our advise is don’t skip your breakfast/cuppa, come prepared to stand in the sun for few hours, and make sure you have sufficient time if you want to see everything in the complex.
Written 31 March 2024
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Barrie W
Toronto, Canada56 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
A respectful memorial to the leader who unified the nation. Amazing legacy: overcoming foreign control. Highly revered now and an important place for understanding today’s Viet Nam.
Written 30 March 2024
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Angelo M
Prince Albert, Canada94 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
This was ok. Nothing exciting but if you’re a history buff you might enjoy this.

Keep in mind you can’t go in here wearing shorts. We tried to and were turned away and then had to buy some dead sexy pants from a street vendor so we could get in.
Written 26 March 2024
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m2347m
Conroe, TX449 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Family
Visited in March. The weather was perfect. Was warm but not hot. Lot's of people and school children but the lines go fast so dont let that intimate you. The lines stop at 11AM as it closes by 11:30AM. Closed Monday and Friday.
Amazing how well preserved this guy is. Is it plastination? Is it a wax figure? Who knows but word is he is taken to Russia for touch ups every year. Has Russia found the fountain of youth for the dead?
Written 20 March 2024
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LondonFamily88
London, UK1,012 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Friends
We are glad we had a guide when we visited in order to navigate the security and adhere to the strict deferential protocols. The queues appear long, however, move swiftly, particularly in the mausoleum.

This is on the list of things to do in Hanoi, and certainly, there was lots of respect and reverence by the Vietnamese visitors.
Written 19 March 2024
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