Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum Area (Hanoi, Vietnam) Reviews
Newest Review: ... to the back of the queue, although there was some faffing due to lack of signage or information. By this point we were the last in the queue and very few people joined it after us. If you want to go, you need to be in the queue by 11am on weekends (it shuts earlier midweek so try for 10/10.30am). Once in the queue it does move fairly quickly and it took us 45 minutes to get into the actual mausoleum building, which was a lot quicker than some of our friends who took over an hour in some cases. The mausoleum part was free to get into but there will be bag searches - no cameras phones or recording devices are allowed, these will have to be ch... more
Customer Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum Area (Hanoi, Vietnam) Reviews (3)
by - written on 14/04/11 (Very useful, 71 readings)
Ho Chi Minh is a key person in the recent history of Vietnam and for that reason we were keen to visit his mausoleum and house which is in Central Hanoi. Ho (sometimes referred to as Uncle Ho) was born in 1890 and was president of the Democratic Republic of Vietnam (aka North Vietnam) until his death in 1969. He was a key figure in the movement for independence and a unified Vietnam. It was his wish that, upon his death, he would be cremated and his ashed scattered across North, South and Central Vietnam. Instead he has been embalmed and lies is state for much of the year in Hanoi where the people can come to visit him. We got a taxi to the mausoleum - it is ... Read the complete review
by - written on 31/12/09 (Very useful, 14 readings)
Probably the most popular destination for the visitor to Hanoi is the mausoleum of Ho Chi Minh. Vietnamese people tend to expect tourists to pay a visit, and it would be both impolite and impolitic not to. So, despite a general disinterest in anything remotely political, off I went. The queue was immensely long, hundreds and hundreds of people, but foreigners go straight to the front, and a wait of fifteen minutes or so builds up a sense of anticipation. It was interesting to see the Vietnamese people waiting patiently; sometimes what appeared to be the entire population of a village had come as a group, dressed in colourful local costume. They appeared to be ... Read the complete review
by - written on 18/11/09 (Very useful, 85 readings)
Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum. Who was Ho Chi Mein? Ho Chi Minh was born in 1890 and originally named Nguyen Sinh Cung and at 10 years old his father renamed him Nguyen Tat Thanh in line with confusion tradition. In 1911 he left Vietnam for France and applied to become a student but he was rejected so became a waiter and cleaner. Any spare time he had was spent studying in the libraries in Paris. In 1912 he left France and headed for New York and spent a year there after which he moved to England and lived for several years here up to 1919. From 1919 he then moved to France where he became involved in Communism and was a founding member of ... Read the complete review
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