The Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, also called as Uncle Mausoleum, is a large memorial in Hanoi, Vietnam. Located in the centre of Ba Dinh Square, the mausoleum is home to the bodies of President Ho Chi Minh. And Ba Dinh Square, which is located in front of the mausoleum, is the location of many important events such as the parade in the national day celebrations. Here is also the place where leader Ho Chi Minh read the Declaration of Independence on September 2, 1945, establishing the Democratic Republic of Vietnam.
Inaugurated on August 29th 1975, the mausoleum is 21.6 meters high and 41.2 meters wide with two platforms. In the central hall of the mausoleum, the embalmed body of Ho Chi Minh is preserved in the cooled and protected by a military honor guard.
On the top the mausoleum is inscription "Ho Chi Minh President" grafted with crimson gems of Cao Bang. The door’s mausoleum is made from precious wood from Tay Nguyen. On the lobby, it is tiled by red marble that is background for the words "nothing is more valuable than independence and freedom" with the signature of Ho Chi Minh is plated with gold. On front of the mausoleum and behind the mausoleum, there have 79 viva trees that represent 79 years in the life of President Ho Chi Minh. Two sides of the south and north of the mausoleum, it has bamboo trees, a symbolized tree of Vietnam. Front of the mausoleum, there are always two soldiers standing guard. Ba Dinh Square is front of the mausoleum with a way for parade.
HoChi Minh Mausoleum is open 5 days a week, on Tuesday morning, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday. Hot season (from 1-4 to 31-10): From 7.30 to 10.30; cold season (from 1-11 to 31-3 next year): From 8.00 to 11.00; holidays, Saturdays, Sundays open more 30 minutes. On Monday or Friday, still celebrate President Ho Chi Minh visited.
Currently, admission is free and visitors but they must comply with requirements such as grooming, do not bring cameras and keep order in the mausoleum.
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