Mausoleum of Ho Chi Minh Temporarily Closed for Annual Maintenance

Tourists will be unable to visit Hanoi's iconic Ba Dinh Square from June 12 to August 14 as it will be closed for the duration of this period.

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Visits to the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum will be temporarily suspended for annual maintenance and renovation work, according to the management of the historic relics site.

 Located in Hanoi’s downtown, the Mausoleum of President Ho Chi Minh is the resting place of President Ho Chi Minh, aka Uncle Ho. Photo: Duy Khanh/ The Hanoi Times 

From June 12th to August 14th, the Presidential Mausoleum will be temporarily closed. However, local and international visitors can still lay flowers at the mausoleum, attend the daily flag-raising and -lowering ceremonies, and visit other works and tourist attractions at the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum Relic Sites Complex.

Activities in honor of the late President Ho Chi Minh and the heroic martyrs will resume on August 15th. This marks a significant event in the nation’s history, and everyone is invited to take part in the celebration and honor the legacy of the great leader and his comrades.

The Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum Guard Command announced that the renovation of the reception areas, panels, posters, and slogans is underway to guarantee optimal conditions for compatriots and international visitors visiting the revered figure, “Uncle Ho”.

Located at No. 2 Hung Vuong Street, Ba Dinh District, Hanoi, the facility is open to the public from 7:30 am to 10:30 am, except for Mondays and Fridays.

 The large poster with a portrait of Uncle Ho is hung on a Hanoi street to celebrate his birthday on May 19, 2023. Photo: Duy Khanh/ The Hanoi Times 

Opened in 1973, the monument was erected on the exact spot where President Ho Chi Minh read the Declaration of Independence on September 2, 1945. By doing this, he declared the establishment of the Democratic Republic of Vietnam.

The remains of the late President Ho Chi Minh lie in the grand central hall of the mausoleum, visited daily by thousands of Vietnamese and international guests. Paying their respects to the departed leader, they come to admire his legacy and eternal memory.

Along with the revered mausoleum, visitors to the Vietnamese capital can also experience a number of other historically and religiously significant sites, such as Ba Dinh Square, the stilt house and fish pond of President Ho Chi Minh, the museum dedicated to his memory, and the iconic One Pillar Pagoda. This cluster of attractions is an essential part of any tourist’s itinerary!