Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum: Power from a Distance

This is the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum. No, we’re not in Ho Chi Minh City, it just so happened that the mausoleum was named after the then Communist Party of Vietnam chairman Ho Chi Minh. And also, this is in Hanoi, Vietnam.

Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum

Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum

Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum

Located at Ba Dinh Square, the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum was made in memoriam of chairman Ho Chi Minh.

According to our tour guide “Duc(pronounced as Duke), the landmark was inaugurated in 1975 and its exterior is made of granite.

It’s also referred to as the Ba Đình Mausoleum by the locals and currently houses the embalmed body of the aforementioned hero. It is closed from time to time, sadly just like during our visit, for renovation and maintenance purposes.

Ba DInh Square

Ba DInh Square

Ba Dinh Mausoleum

Also known as Ba Dinh Mausoleum

Ho Chi Minh Museum

Nearby the mausoleum is the Ho Chi Minh Museum which is home to the memories of Vietnam’s fight against foreign powers highlighting Ho Chi Minh as a central figure of influence and heroism.

Ho Chi Minh Museum

Ho Chi Minh Museum

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City tour with fellow travel bloggers. Cebu Pacific flies from Manila to Hanoi every Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday 10:20pm Manila time. Hanoi to Manila flights are on Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday at 1:00am Hanoi time.

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Vietnam History

Vietnam History

It was a cloudy day and a bit rainy too, but it was all worth it; both landmarks gave us a peek of Vietnam’s history of struggle.

From afar, the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum seems so small, but looking at it from a historical perspective gives it a deeper meaning and significance, specially for the Vietnamese people.

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