"Uncle Ho" Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum Tip by jujub

Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, Hanoi: 82 reviews and 153 photos

by jujub

This is where Uncle Ho's preserved body can be found (some people might call him "Pickled Ho"). They are very strict about the visitors -- that means appropriate respectful clothing (no shorts, tank tops), no cameras/camcorders, no backpacks. To avoid the hassle, don't take any large bags with you (even if it's a large purse), dress like you're going to church, and if your camera bulges in your pocket -- you got a 50/50 chance of getting in.

You can check your bag at the security kiosk before you go towards the line -- please note that they only allow a certain number of visitors at each time, and yes, the guards can pull you off the line if they feel you are below the standard. You can always try again later or the next day...

I got pulled off the line, because of my backpack, even though the guard at the kiosk said it should be ok. =P

Address: Hung Vuong, Ba Dinh District, Hanoi, Vietnam
Directions: Ba Dinh District, between Haong van Thu and Chua Mot Cot
Phone: +84 4 3845 5128
Website: http://www.bqllang.gov.vn/

Review Helpfulness: 2.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Aug 3, 2004
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