Ho Chi Minh’s Mausoleum which is in Ba Dinh Square is one of the most visited attractions in Hanoi.
Ho Chi Minh’s Mausoleum which is also known as President Ho Chi Minh’s Mausoleum is final resting of President Ho Chi Minh known for honoring the national hero. Ho Chi Minh's mausoleum was officially kicked off on September 2, 1973, in the center of Ba Dinh Square, where he had hosted large meetings.
Security is tight and visitors should dress with respect (no shorts, sleeveless shirts and miniskirts) and everyone has to deposit their bags and cameras before getting in.
The materials that constitute the building, from exterior granite to interior wood, were contributed by people from all over the country. Even the garden that surrounded the Mausoleum has a collection of plants and bonsais donated from all regions in Vietnam. This shows the Vietnamese’s wish to forever keep their dear father/grandfather company. In fact, the construction of the Mausoleum was against Ho Chi Minh’s will. As he passed away, he wished to be cremated and his cremation to be scattered all over the country, so that land can be saved for agricultural production.
Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum is a large cultural and artistic works. For visitors, a trip to Uncle Ho’s final resting place can be an extraordinary experience as it is not just an average attraction; it’s a part of a unique history.