Despite Ho Chi Minh's request to be cremated, like communist leaders before him, he was embalmed and put on display. A visit ... More
Mausoleum of Ho Chi Minh
Despite Ho Chi Minh's request to be cremated, like communist leaders before him, he was embalmed and put on display. A visit to this mausoleum here in Hanoi is a somber experience in the spiritual center of Vietnamese independence. 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.
Here is a leader who was seeking independence and, in fighting those who offered freedom, received 31 years of Soviet and Chinese oversight and manipulation. The struggle has now been replaced with a get rich quick attitude. Even the high rise that sits where the former Hoa Lo (Hanoi Hilton) prison is owned by a foreigner, and a capitalist at that, from Singapore.
Uncle Ho sought independence. Got to be a Soviet puppet.
Uncle Ho sought a communist utopia. Got foreign ownership.
Uncle Ho sought a workers paradise. Got T-shirt hawkers.
All investment, all technology, all education, everything which has advanced Vietnam from 1975, everything, is from foreign sources.
All Uncle Ho acheived was alignment with malignant nations that offered no lasting benefit whatsoever while causing his country and people to be left behind in the world and to which they may never catch up. Oh, and about 1.5 million souls killed.
Stay away from Ho, and those who seek to perpetuate the misery he caused his innocent nation and people.
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 guards are not terribly friendly and Uncle Ho looks a little yellow, but 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
I'm very like this place.
Ho is most famous for leading the Viet Minh independence movement from 1941 onward, establishing the communist-governed Democratic Republic of Vietnam in 1945 and defeating the French Union in 1954 at Dien Bien Phu. He led the North Vietnamese in the Vietnam War until his death; six years later, the war ended with a North Vietnamese victory, and Vietnamese unification followed. The former capital of South Vietnam, Saigon, was renamed Ho Chi Minh City in his honor.
I found it a surreal experience to be staring at such a famous communist leader. Im saddened to realise later that he advised his people that he didnt want to be put on display & so feel bad karma in paying money to look at him out of couriosity.
The guards seemed intimidating for no reason & seemed to get off on the fact they could boss foreigners around & scare them with their uniforms with big brass buttons. I truely like the Vietnamese people but the whole drumming of nationalism seems like a long lost fanaticism that few seem to care about anymore & would rather get on with life chasing the tourist dollar. Capitalism running wild in Hanoi, how ironic!
It is very nice , big and superb . It is near my house . From my house to Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum take a few minute . I like here because very fresh . Everyone is friendly and funny . I want in future , i will settle in around zone Ba Dinh . Everyday , in evening , i will take a walk round here .
They say if you don't visit Uncle Ho's then you are not in Hanoi. Well it's true to me. Just got back a week ago. Excellent surroundings and with beautiful garden and magnificient landscape. There are a few rules before entering the mousoleum. 1. No camera and even mobile phones allowed. 2. No bags and even pouch bags are allowed. 3. Once you are in the site, you have to walk in two's and most not stopped or else the guard will tell you to move faster. 4. Caps off and must remain quiet at all times. There are about 4 to 6 well dress guards around Uncle Ho's embalmed body and a number of them (Guards) along the visitors path. So there's no chance of taking the photo of Uncle Ho's body. Don't even think of trying unless you want to taste the bad experiences of your stay in Vietnam. The entire compond of the mousoleum consists of a few attractions namely, One Pillar Pagoda, HCM Museum, HCM stilt house and many more. It's worth the visit. Trust me.
Ho Chi Minh was one of the greatest leader in the world.Uncle Ho devote his knownledge and life for the freedoom of Viet Nam which was recognized by the world. His talent are undenieable and he who will live forever inside of all Vietnamese heart through generations. His body is lying here for all people to visit.You can also enjoy his wood house where he work and live during his time.There is a big lake where many big gold fish are living and being taking care of. Uncle Ho is one simple man with a master mind in politics and Art of War that never fade through time.
In Vietnam, we call the former president Ho Chi Minh in a lovely way: "Uncle Ho". Now, his body is protected in the HO Chi Minh Mausoleum.
This place is situated in the center of Hanoi capital. It's very solemn and beautiful. There are always several sodiers guarding it.
When you come in side, you'll se Uncle Ho "sleeping" there. All the sight is very memorable.
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