Ho Chi Minh mausoleum is also called by many names such as Uncle Ho Mausoleum or Ba Dinh Mausoleum. Be a famous architectural work which was built by the contribution of Vietnam and the Soviet Union (Russia), this place has attracted a lot of visitors to commemorate the great leader of our nation.
Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum – the pride of Vietnamese people
Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum is the place where Uncle Ho’s corpse is placed for people all over the country and international visitors to visit. This is not only the resting place of the nation’s great leader but also the convergence of architecture quintessence and cultural space of Vietnam’s capital.
Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum is built with 3 layers with a height of 21,6 m. The lower layer is a three-step staircase. The middle layer is the corpse room, corridors and stairs up and down while the top layer is the mausoleum roof. Right from the first steps to Ba Dinh Square, visitors can see Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum standing up with the words “President Ho Chi Minh” by prominent and impressive plum pink stone.
The Mausoleum was officially built in September 2, 1973 at the old platform in Ba Dinh Square, where Uncle Ho read the “Declaration of Independence” of the Democratic Republic of Vietnam.
This place is located at 25 Hung Vuong, Dien Bien Ward, Ba Dinh District. However, visitors who want to visit the Mausoleum have to go from the entrance at the address of 19 Ngoc Ha, Ba Dinh.
How to move to Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum
It is located in the center of Hanoi City, so visitors can choose many different means of transportation to come to this place such as cars, motorcycles, buses, taxis and so on depending on their needs and conditions.
– By car and motorbike: tourists can ride straight to Trang Thi road to the junction, then turn to Dien Bien Phu Street. Go through Dien Bien Phu Street to Ba Dinh Square. Visitors can park the car or motorbike at 2 addresses: Ong Ich Khiem street which is opposite to the Mausoleum Commander and No. 19 Ngoc Ha street.
– By bus: There are many bus routes that stop near the Mausoleum such as number 09, number 18, number 33. In addition, tourist can refer to other buses such as number 22, number 45 or number 50.
Schedule to visit Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum
After going from the entrance to Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, tourists will follow the line of people or follow the instructions of tour guide. Before visiting, visitors must send items, including telephones and video recording equipment because taking photos are not allowed in the Mausoleum.
If you go on the holiday or weekend, you have to wait for a long time as the number of people coming here is large. On the contrary, if going on weekdays, visitors often do not waste the time of waiting. After visiting the areas inside, tourists will follow the instructions to go out to the Presidential Palace and Uncle Ho’s fish pond. These are the destinations which are favored by both domestic and foreign visitors.
Undergoing many historical events and the influences of harsh nature, Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum still keeps its unique beauty, attracts a lot of people coming to express the respect to the nation’s leader. If coming to Hanoi, do not hesitate to coming to this place to experience a special historical space of the country.