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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  • 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, 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, Japan3,892 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, Australia410 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, Thailand3,091 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
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iayzit2
Melbourne, Australia61 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Couples
Must visit site! It is in Old Quarter and walking distance from any hotels you stay in this area. When we were there in early May 2024, the entrance was free. Usually, entrance fee is very minimal.
Written 20 May 2024
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Dimitris L
Sydney, Australia48,796 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
The Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum is an amazing place. We went there early morning, as it is meant to be open only for a few hours early in the day. The day of our visit was a special one as it fell on a public holiday and thousands of visitors had already lined up by the time we arrived (around 9.00am)! The whole operation was conducted with military precision! Visitors had to line up, single file, and be exactly behind one another! Officials with loudspeakers were in charge. No bags or water could be taken and had to be left in storage for free and collected at exiting. Water fountains could be seen at various spots throughout and cups were provided, however we did not take up this opportunity! It was a very long walk around the whole area before we eventually reached the room with Ho Chi Minh's embalmed body, which was placed in what seemed to be a horse carriage, with his upper body slightly elevated so he could be seen easily by visitors. No photos were allowed to be taken inside. It was only a few seconds of viewing as we had to keep walking. It was very special and a moving moment. The Mausoleum is a beautiful building and photos of the building can be taken from a distance outside. The place is steeped in history and we could sense locals had a deep regard for "Uncle Ho" as they call him.
Written 17 May 2024
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Marc B
Brisbane, Australia93 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Solo
The mausoleum itself is impressive to look at but you have to wait about 3 hours to get inside. The other stuff in the park isn't particularly impressive and just not worth the investment of time. When I went it was super super busy, disgustingly so, which may have negatively impacted my view.

I would advise people to skip this attraction if you are short on time in Hanoi. If you have the time or really want to go just have a look at mausoleum from the outside, do a quick lap around the park, and get out of there. Don't bother entering any of the paid attractions like the house or museum.
Written 16 May 2024
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Graham S
Bournemouth, UK404 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Couples
Wildly busy at weekends and closed Monday and Friday so we went for the opening time of 0730 on Tuesday morning (it’s only open 0730-1100 in summer). The queue was about 200 yards long. Predictably, everything ran like clockwork and we were moved forward to the door just before 0730. We were divided into two adjacent lines (tip: left-hand line is closer to the body). Total silence, guards everywhere, in you walk, keep moving, no photos and out by 0738. Amazing. And it’s free.

Then into the stilt house (40000VND) and out by 0800. We didn’t bother with the HCM museum.

Shock! When we left there was no queue at all so we could have had another 30 minutes in bed.

Make sure you are dressed appropriately; no uncovered shoulders and no knees showing.

Another freebie that we enjoyed was the lowering of the flag at 2100. Get there at 2045. You can also see the raising of the flag at 0600.
Written 14 May 2024
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Felix F
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Solo
A piece of history! Went on a sunday when nearly all Vietnamese coming to see the founder of their current nation. Very interesting.
Written 11 May 2024
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WanderingWilbur
22 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Family
I would just say that this is well worth a visit for a sense of history and the legend that is interwoven in the culture of this country. Plus, being communist, its free....
If the queue looks ENORMOUS when you get there, take heart! It is so well managed by a plethora of police and military, that it takes so much less time than you may initially think. It took us 45 minutes, from halfway down the road outside of the start of the queue to being in the mausoleum itself. And when you emerge, staff are on hand to offer free water and snacks! Who would have thought?
Written 10 May 2024
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Peter B
Sydney, Australia33 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
Had always wanted to visit Ho Chi Minhs Mausoleum. First time we tried it was a Sunday, don't try on a Sunday totally packed ques massive. Finally got there on a Tuseday as they close on Monday's. Super sureal. Its free to enter and the ques though longish move well. Once you are in the Mausoleum its a 30 second walk past to view Ho Chi Minh, but surprisingly satisfying, in a strange way. Be respectful in what you wear, plenty of info on do's and don'ts.
Written 4 May 2024
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Mie R
London, UK18 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Solo
I visited this destination at night and i was a great place to refresh some cool breeze, i do love the massive and green square grass. Next time I will visit it on daylight to have a chance to come in to the mausolem....
Written 25 April 2024
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dianedinky
Dunfermline, UK1,353 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Solo
First off, the tomb is within a large complex so there is more to see than just the body of Uncle Ho. And the surrounding area with the Palace, Gardens, Ho House, Pagoda etc is great for a visit.
I titled this visit strange as it is a weird experience for a tourist. Ho Chi Minh is revered by all of Vietnam so a serious and solemn event to be in this place. As a Western tourist his reputation is not so golden so he didn't have that aura for me. I also am not convinced it is his body preserved that you see. He looks remarkably young considering when he died and even with the body being removed for a few months to Russia for 'maintenance'. It could actually be a Lenin looky-likey in there...
Glad I can say I was there but the security guards are very strict and too much for me.
Note that the complex had many gift shops but they basically all just sell Vietnamese flag t-shirts or plates with Ho's face painted on. Which was a bit of a let down.
Written 23 April 2024
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Julian S
Cherry Hill, NJ4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Family
Visiting the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum was a somber but powerful experience. It offered a chance to learn about Vietnam's history and pay respect to a revered leader.
Written 23 April 2024
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