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An interesting place if you enjoy local culture and history. The lines moved with coordinated ease. We enjoyed touring around on foot. There is plenty to see and its easy to get around. If you have time, this is a good stop.
Important to the nation of Vietnam this is a sombre place where you need to be aware and respectful. There are guards watching to make sure you don't walk in protected areas so look carefully where you walk. When we got there the mausoleum was...More
The organization at the mausoleum is a well oiled machine that should be replicated at busy attractions all over the world. Avoid taking large bags and electronics like iPads as they will need to be checked into storage (for free). No taking of photographs till...More
It's one of those things you really need to do...... you queue a long time to see the body.... but good to see the respect Vietnamese have.... but really it's the glimpses of his simple life that are most impactful especially compared to today's useless...More
It felt that this was a must do visit but i didn't like officious staff (did not know how to treat binoculars in the end we had to store them separately from cameras so did not have them for the birds in the gardens. The...More
From the time we got down from the bus, we could sense discipline everywhere. The queue, behavior of visitors, the respectful but tough manner in which the security officers handle the visitors etc. all gave the impression that we are reaching to a monument of...More
This seemed like a must visit locale in Hanoi. The building itself is beautiful as is the landscaping and surroundings which one can wander after visiting the mausoleum. There are guards everywhere asking visitors to remain silent approaching and through the main building. Honestly, there...More
One of must-see locations in Hanoi. Open only for few hours on Friday so mind that. As I didn't get inside, I would say that this is a nice walk in a park.
I met grumpy guardians and I had a feeling that they were...More
For a sense of this area by night, see my review for Ba Dinh Square, "Visit night AND day but beware the taxi scammers". This review continues that review: Two days after photographing the pink lotus and mausoleum by night, on the morning of our...More
I suppose visiting this place is of great historical significance to the Vietnamese. And perhaps in world history. But I don’t find queuing in line and being hurried through the line to be all that exciting. I would have been just as happy to see...More