A visit to Ho Chi Minh mausoleum, Hanoi

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Ho Chi Minh mausoleum
Ho Chi Minh mausoleum

Hanoi, the capital of Vietnam, is the center of culture, economy and politics.  Coming to Hanoi, you will admire beauty spots and witness colorful and bustling life. In the trip to Hanoi, the first place you should go to visit is Ho Chi Minh mausoleum. In spite of experiencing a series of historical events, the mausoleum and Ba Dinh Square as well still exist over time and becomes the symbol of Hanoi. This place retains what are considered the most familiar to the president Ho Chi Minh.

Ho Chi Minh mausoleum
Ho Chi Minh mausoleum

Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, Hanoi is where the embalmed body has been preserved. This construction was officially started on September 2, 1973, at the former stage of Ba Dinh Square, where the president Ho Chi Minh read the Declaration of Independence of the Democratic Republic of Vietnam on September 2, 1945.

Means of Transportation

Private transport

From Hoan Kiem lake, you go through Trang Thi Street, then turn to Dien Bien Phu street. Going along the road to Dien Bien Phu, you will arrive at Ba Dinh Square. In order find a place for parking, you have to go to Le Hong Phong street and then take Ngoc Ha street. The head of Ngoc Ha street is the entrance of Ho Chi Minh mausoleum, Hanoi. After crossing the distance of about 2.5 km, you will have to spend 10 minutes on the motorcycle and 20 minutes on the bike or more than half an hour if moving on foot. You have two choices for parking, Ong Ich Khiem Street that is opposite to the Ho Chi Minh mausoleum Protection High Command and Ngoc Ha Street, the entrance to the Ho Chi Minh museum.

Public transport (bus)

Hanoi bus
Hanoi bus

To take a trip to Ho Chi Minh mausoleum, Hanoi, you can take the following bus lines:

Bus No. 09: Bo Ho – Cau Giay – Bo Ho.

Bus No. 18: Bach Khoa – Long Bien – Chua Boc – Bach Khoa.

Bus No. 33: Xuan Dinh – Ben xe My Dinh.

Bus No. 22: Ben xe Gia Lam – Vien 103.

Bus No. 45: Nam Thang Long – Times City.

Bus No. 50: Long Bien – San van dong quoc gia

Bus No. 50: San van dong quoc gia – Long Bien.

Detailed itinerary

Ho Chi Minh mausoleum – House on stilts – fish pond – Ho Chi Minh Museum – One Pillar pagoda

From the entrance to the Ho Chi Minh Museum, No.19 Ngoc Ha Street, Ba Dinh district, Hanoi; you follow the instruction of the management board to visit the mausoleum.You will be taken to the corridor to Ong Ich Khiem Street, then turn to the One Pillar pagoda. At this time, the historical Ba Dinh Square and the majestic mausoleum will be in front of your eyes. You continue to pursue the lines of people to come in the mausoleum.

Visit Ho Chi Minh mausoleum
Visit Ho Chi Minh mausoleum

After entering the mausoleum, you are required to pay attention to and follow signposts. The mausoleum has only one direction, so you will enter and go out on different doors. This door will lead you to the Presidential Palace and the fish pond. You will be allowed to freely travel and explore the natural beauty in Ho Chi Minh’s garden, but note that you always observe signposts because you are not let to go into some areas.

Ho Chi Minh fish pond
Ho Chi Minh fish pond

A footpath shadowed by canopies of an old tree will lead you to the house on stilts and the fish pond. During the life of working as a revolutionary, Ho Chi Minh spent much time here.

house on stilts
house on stilts

For the next one, you follow the guidance of the management board to visit the Ho Chi Minh museum. This is one of the largest museums in Vietnam. This place mainly displays objects and materials related to the life and career of the president Ho Chi Minh.

Ho Chi Minh museum
Ho Chi Minh museum

Along the way, you will stop and visit the One Pillar Pagoda – a temple with unique architecture that is recognized as “The temple has the most unique architecture” by Asian Record Organisation (ARO).

One Pillar pagoda
One Pillar pagoda