Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum (Lang Chu tich Ho Chi Minh)
Address: 17 Ngoc Ha, Hanoi
Telephone: +84 4 3845 5128
Open Hours: April – October: 07:30 - 10:30; November – March: 08:00 – 11:00
Close on Monday and Friday
Despite Ho Chi Minh's request to be cremated, like communist leaders before him, he was embalmed and put on display. A visit to the mausoleum is a somber experience in the spiritual center of Vietnamese independence. The quiet line that forms to view his body is a vision of respect and may even feature a few tears. Ho's mausoleum is open only in the mornings, every day except Monday and Friday. The mausoleum sits in front of Ho's stilt house.