Ho Chi Minh Mausoleumthe forever resting place of the first president of Vietnam

Last Update: 23rd October 2020
Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum is the resting place of the first resident of the Republic of Vietnam. Situated on the Bating Square, Hanoi, it is acclaimed as the most popular tourist attraction in Hanoi. It tells the grandness of the great man – Ho Chin Minh. ​
Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum Fast Facts
  • Name: Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum (Lăng Chủ tịch Hồ Chí Minh)
  • Address: Bating Square , Hanoi
  • Things to do th​ere: Vietnamese History, Photography
  • Who visits: Vietnamese History Lovers, Photographers
  • Time required: 1 x hour

What to expect at the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum

Completed in August 1975, Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum faces the west. Being a combination of the style of Lenin Mausoleum and Vietnamese national style, it was designed by the former Soviet experts. The exterior is decorated with precious granite and marble from Vietnam, and some of Vietnam’s most expensive woods are applied in the the interior structure.
Gardens around the mausoleum are home to around 240 species of flowers from all over the country. The late president Ho Chi Minh sleeps in a crystal sarcophagus provided by China in the central hall. The mausoleum is just opened to the public between 08:30 am and 11:30 am on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays. It is irregularly maintained for a few months every year. When it is maintained, it is closed. In 2019, it was maintained in July and August.
The Bating Square where the mausoleum is located is one of the popular spots where locals take a rest.

Best time to visit the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum

The best time to visit Ho CHi Minh Mausoleum is between 08:30 am and 11:30 am.
You could visit it around the year.


How to get to the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum

There are a few buses passing by the mausoleum. Therefore, there are a few options.

  • Rent a vehicle to the Bating Square. This is the quickest and most direct option.
  • Take Bus 9 and Bus 18 to the Stop of Le Hong Phong. Then walk to the Mausoleum.

Additional Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum Travel Advice

  • Opening hours: 08:30 – 11:30 (Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays)
  • As at 23rd October 2020, tourists can visit the mausoleum for free.
  • It is forbidden to take photos in the mausoleum.
  • It is forbidden to wear shorts, skirts and vests there. So please remember to wear long trousers and long clothes in the mausoleum.
  • It is forbidden to take cameras and cellphones with you in the mausoleum.
  • Please keep quiet in the mausoleum.
  • There are usually lots of visitors when it is May Day and the Vietnamese National Day.

Interested in visiting the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum on a Tour?

Wendy Wei Tours offers a variety of different packaged tours as well as custom tours including the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, among other attractions and destinations. To find out more, please visit our Tours page or Contact Us directly to find out more.