Located in the center and also one of the most beautiful areas of the capital, Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum is a cannot-be-missed place for tourists visiting this city.
Started in 1973, the construction of the mausoleum was modeled on Lenin’s mausoleum in Russia and was first open to the public in 1975. The area around the mausoleum is known to be the quietest and guarded area in the city since it consists of many government buildings and workplaces. The granite building meant a great deal for many locals as it ensures that their beloved leader ‘lives on forever’. Vietnamese people call him as the Great Father of the country to show love and respect.
Security is tight and visitors should dress with respect and everyone has to deposit their bags and cameras before getting in. Visitors are not allowed to stop and hold the constant queue up as the place is constantly busy.