Ba Dinh Square
Ba Dinh Square
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Points of Interest & LandmarksHistoric Walking Areas
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Monday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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NicoleT
Hong Kong, China18 contributions
Aug 2023 • Couples
We went to Ba Dinh Square to catch the early morning 6am flag raising ceremony. It was raining when we went, so it wasn't too crowded. This is a daily flag raising ceremony, with the flag lowering taking place at 9pm. Popular with locals and tourists alike.
Written 8 August 2023
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Soko37
Budapest, Hungary4,360 contributions
Apr 2023 • Family
Place for celebration of public holidays, marching soldiers or crowds, mausoleum of Ho Chi Minh, all big, clean, guarded and little boring. It is history and power
Written 8 April 2023
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srimanone
Joshua Tree, CA1,039 contributions
Dec 2022 • Solo
Large open area used for big ceremonies honoring the heads of states. Nice to walk around in peaceful area. Very big appease like experience
Written 22 December 2022
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Travelly HN
Hanoi, Vietnam56 contributions
Jun 2022
I came here in the morning while cycling around West Lake because I remembered that at 6am there will be a flag raising ceremony.

On the background of the national anthem, the army marched majestically in front of the pole and raised the country's flag. A dignified atmosphere surrounds the entire area and makes me as well as everyone who was there feel more proud and patriotic.

It's really an interesting thing and I recommend everyone to come and experience it for themselves. The flag raising and lowering ceremonies will take place daily at 6am and 9pm respectively.
Written 8 July 2022
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Katy Santos
Philippines516 contributions
Aug 2020
I went here before the pandemic - Outside the mausoleum is a huge square called Ba Dinh Square where President Ho Chi Minh read the Proclamation of Independence of the Democratic Republic of Vietnam. Vietnam's huge flag pole is in the center of the square.
Written 9 July 2021
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LuizDutraNeto
Rio de Janeiro, RJ8,621 contributions
Jan 2020
This is "Quáng truòng Ba Dinh", the historical "Ba Dinh Square". Here, in 1945, Ho Chi Minh himself proclaimed the independence of the "Democratic Republic of Vietnam"! Today, it is one the few green and unoccupied areas of urban Hanoi and a revered pilgrimage site. Here, "Ho Chi Minh's Mausoleum" was built, displaying his embalmed body. Other important public buildings were also built around here, as the Presidential Palace Historical Site, the National Assembly and the Ministries of Foreign Affairs and Planning and Investiments. Combine your visit with important "Ba Dinh Square's" nearby attractions as "Ho Chi Minh's Mausoleum", "Ho Chi Minh's Museum", "Ho Chi Minh's Stilt House", "Presidential Palace Historical Site", "Temple of Literature and National University" and "One Pillar Pagoda". It means a long day strolling along Vietnam's recent history. Enjoy!
Written 12 November 2020
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skyisblu
Montreal, Canada2,538 contributions
Dec 2019
The large park surrounding Ho Chi Minh's mausoleum, after a quick and slightly lax security check, begins with a walk down the biggest boulevard EVER. In fact, it was so big, and the fact that the Mausoleum was shrouded in a light haze, made it look like a painted maquette in an old-fashioned movie! Behind the mausoleum, there is a much more to see, but DON'T WALK ON THE SIDEWALKS! You WILL get whistled at by the guards - there is no one allowed too close to the mausoleum, and the guards let you know that!
Since the mausuleum is only open in the mornings, we instead wandered through the complex area, filled with gardens and temples, and a rather large museum(also closed). We found a more relaxed area surrounding the one pillar pagoda, which actually IS on one pillar. There are several vendors here, provinding all manners f snacks, but my favorite was the fresh fruit vendor. There are plenty of benches in the shade, so it's also a good place to relax. There are washrooms and souvenir vendors in this area, too. It's a nice place to wander for a few hours, but not more than that, especially after opening hours.
Written 30 April 2020
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Khushbu Mehta
Bengaluru, India2,509 contributions
Feb 2020 • Couples
A huge garden in the heart of the city. Its the place where the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum is located. Maintain discipline here. No walking here n there, else the soldiers standing here will make sure u dont loiter around. Very well maintained. Entrance is free
Written 10 March 2020
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Jerome B
Columbia, MD1,010 contributions
Feb 2020
Got up very early one morning to take in the 6 am flag raising ceremony. Not really sure it was worth the early start. Opposite the HCM Mausoleum is the parliament building. Otherwise this is an imposing square and not much else.
Written 3 March 2020
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TMOH8
Guildford, UK2,151 contributions
Feb 2020 • Couples
Ba Dinh Square is a large open area directly in front of the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum.

We visited at around 6.15am to witness the daily flag raising ceremony. If you have the inclination then it's well worth the effort.

Top tips are: don't try to get beyond the 'cordon' formed by the guards. Don't take direct photos of the guards. It's ok if they're in the shot but don't push it. Stand formally and in silence whilst the flag is being raised.

I'd recommend if you don't mind an early morning.
Written 1 March 2020
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