VIET NAM Prisident HO CHI MINH Mausoleum


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Ho Chi Minh’s Mausoleum

Ho Chi Minh President Mausoleum


Mausoleum Ho Chi Minh is a place of prudery president Ho Chi Minh body. The mausoleum was officially started on September 2, 1973, at the location of the old stage in the middle of Ba Dinh Square.

The mausoleum was inaugurated on August 29, 1975. Building architecture consists of 3 layers, with a height of 21.6 meters, width 41,2 mét.

The lower layer creates the three-level steps, the middle layer is the central structure of the mausoleum and the stairs. The outside of the mausoleum is covered with gray granite, the inside is made of gray and red polished stone.

Around the four sides are square columns of marble The top layer is a leveled roof. On the front of the mausoleum is the inscription: CHU-TICH-HO-CHI-MINH made of pink stone.  The mausoleum is designed for high durability resists bombs and earthquakes of 7 Richter.



There is also special protection against floods. The mausoleum is also designed to add a “special chamber” to keep the body in place in the event of war. The mausoleum was built on the old foundation of the castle in the middle of Ba Dinh Square. where Ho Chi Minh presided.

over major rallies and read the Declaration of Independence that become the Democratic Republic of Vietnam. The mausoleum is made from precious woods from the Central Highlands. The lobby is covered with red and rose red marble, as the background for the words “Nothing is more precious than Independence Freedom” and Ho Chi Minh’s signature is inlaid with gold.

And 200 sets of doors in the Mausoleum are made from precious woods by the people of the South and the Central Highlands, by carpenters of Nam Ha, Ha Bac, and Nghe An in Vietnam. 



There are always two soldiers standing guard in front of the mausoleum, changing guard every hour.

On the wall are two national flags and party flags, Composed of 4,000 ruby ​​stones. President Ho Chi Minh’s body can be seen Through the transparent glass. On occasions when people visit the mausoleum, there will be four soldiers standing guard.

The body of the glass case is a technical and artistic work made by Vietnamese master craftsmen. The bed is made of bronze, with a lotus pattern strip. three glass beds with high impact resistance, metal bed roof. With the lighting system and the automatic air conditioning system.

The bed is placed on a stone pedestal, with an automatic elevator system. The mausoleum has a square shape, each side is 30 m, the door turns to the east. The South and the North have two 65-meter-long monuments for visitors during major holidays.



The Mausoleum Gardens.

Around the mausoleum are gardens where more than 250 species of plants are grown from all parts of Vietnam. In front and behind the mausoleum, 79 cypress trees, symbolizing the age of 79 of President Ho Chi Minh,

The lawns in front of the mausoleum consist of 18,000 m2 of ginger grass, native grass in South, Vietnam. The two sides of the door are two porcelain flowers.

The two sides south and north of the shrine are two bamboo groves. And a 380-meter long lawn divided into 240 squares of green grass throughout the four seasons.



Flag-raising ceremony

In front of the mausoleum is the flagpole, of the mausoleum, is Ba Dinh Square with a road for the parade. the flag-raising ceremony starts at 6am and the flag-raising ceremony takes place at 9pm daily. Directly across the lawn is Bac Son Street, with red rose and peach blossom. At the end of Bac-Son street is the Martyrs station. On the west side of the square is the museum commemorating President Ho Chi Minh, And Ho Chi Minh’s house on stilts earlier.



Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum often has many delegations from provinces, cities, and foreigners to visit. Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum is open 5 days a week, on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday, and Sunday mornings from 7:30 to 10:30. Public holidays, Saturday, Sunday open for 30 minutes. Every year, the mausoleum is closed for regular renovations in 2 months: October and November.


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