Visit one of the most magnificent monuments in Vietnam and get to know about its aspiring history. Know about how it recovered from the ravages of war and how it came to be an inspiring nation by exploring the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum.
Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum is the final resting place of the former prime minister and president of Vietnam.
The site features a large building which is placed right at the centre of Ba Dinh Square. inspired by Lenin’s Mausoleum in Moscow, The mausoleum was built incorporating unique Vietnamese architectural accents and features. The exterior of the mausoleum is made of granite stones, while features red and black polished stone walls.
The former president
Ho Chi Minh was the ambitious leader who unified the nation and who formed the people’s army of Vietnam and the Viet Cong. He aided the native army in defeating the United States and he then unified the nation. As a gesture of appraising his revolutionary ideas and directives, the former capital of Saigon was named Ho Chi Minh City in his honour.
What is inside the mausoleum
The name mausoleum can be defined as an impressive and meticulously made place, which houses a tomb or several of tombs. In this case, the hochi Minh Masouelum house The embalmed body of President Ho Chi Minh. It is placed at the very core of the structure and is at the central hall of the mausoleum – preserved in a cooler. The sarcophagus is made of glass and it is protected by a military honour guard.
All regions of the mausoleum are open to the public and being a popular attraction in the city anyone can visit there. You could visit the site by a taxi from any part of the city and if you are stationed at a serviced apartment in Hanoi the likes of Somerset Hoa Binh Hanoi you could opt-in for private transport service by reaching out to the front desk.