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We were picked up from our hotel and taken to the Mausoleum. This is something not to be missed. Once inside no photos, the corpse is guarded by 4 impeccable dressed guards, and the atmosphere in there is eire. But a most beautiful place to...More
Tried to visit twice on our few days spent in Hanoi. Both days authorities had blockaded a large area surrounding the mausoleum so we had to take a big detour which wasn't ideal in the heat. The first time we went the whole area wasn't...More
A very serious and revered place, not a must see, but it seems to be THE thing to do!
There is no entrance fee, we were told by a local that is to ensure there are always people queuing up and making it look good!...More
Went Thursday 11/9 at 7:30am. At least 2000 people already there cued up for security check in. Mother uses wheelchair to get around. No problem. They not only escorted her past the hordes waiting for security but then 4 white clad soldiers physically picked her...More
We got to the Mausoleum at 745 and waited almost 1.5 hours just to get through security, we then waited a further 45 minutes to get into the actual building only to get told afterwards that Ho Chi Minh didn’t even want this, he wished...More
Well worth a visit. Get a knowledgeable guide, there are lots of rules and regs to be observed so not as to show any disrespect, but worth the effort. The mausoleum opening times are also quite restricted at times too, I believe. Very moving. The...More
When we arrived at th Musoleum the queue to enter wove down two streets. The guards etc were very efficient in mpvong the crowds and doing the securiry checks. As we got closer they ensired that people stay quiet to ensure due respect is given...More