President Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum

After two years of construction, President Ho Chi Minh's Mausoleum was officially inaugurated on 29 August 1975. This project was the result of a close collaboration between engineers from Viet Nam and the former Soviet Union in order to keep the remains of President Ho Chi Minh, a great patriot who was later conferred the title of “World Cultural Activist” in 1990 on the occasion of his centenary birthday.

The mausoleum is divided into three floors. The first floor is a terraced stand exclusively used for grand meetings organized at Ba Dinh Square. The second floor is the centre of the mausoleum, where the remains of the president are kept in a chamber, accessible through a series of passages and flights of marble stairs. The upper floor is the roof. The façade of the upper floor bears the inscription “President Ho Chi Minh” in dark violet, precious stone.

The mausoleum is open to the public on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday. In summer, it is open from 7.30am to 10.30am; in winter, from 8am to 11am. The hours are extended by 30 minutes on Sundays and holidays. The Mausoleum is usually closed from September 5 to December 10 for maintenance. Photography is not allowed inside the mausoleum. For reservation, contact the Board for Organizing Homage Paying to President Ho Chi Minh at 5 Ngoc Ha St., Telephone: 825 5128.

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