Ba Dinh Square and Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum

10/03/2018 17:48


Where are the three palaces and the Ho Chi Minh mausoleum?


Ba Dinh Square is the largest square in Vietnam , located on Hung Vuong street in the West Gate of the ancient city of Hanoi. West of Ba Dinh Square borders Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, the North is bordered by the Communist Party of Vietnam Central Office, to the East by the Ba Dinh Hall, to the southeast by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.


Map from Golden Cyclo Hotel to Ba Dinh Square


Ba Dinh Square marked many important milestones in Vietnamese history , especially on September 2, 1945 where Uncle Ho chose to read the "Declaration of Independence" to establish the People's Republic of Vietnam Republican.


During the past years, Ba Dinh Square has also been regularly chosen to hold important rallies and celebrations bearing important historical landmarks of the country such as the welcome meeting of the Central Committee of the Vietnam Workers' Party Nam and the Government of the Democratic Republic of Vietnam returned to Hanoi after nine years of long-term resistance war, the unification of the country on September 2, 1975, the anniversary of the 1000th anniversary of Thang Long - Hanoi.


Ba Dinh Square and Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum


The unique architecture inside the area of ​​Ba Dinh Square

Ba Dinh Square Hanoi is not only a venue of many important historical events of the country, but also a place where many historical and architectural works are gathered, attracting many tourists to visit in the tour. Hanoi, such as President's Mausoleum, One Pillar Pagoda, Ho Chi Minh Museum ...


Mausoleum of the President

Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum was officially built on September 2, 1973 on the old platform of the court between Ba Dinh Square.


With unique architecture and sacred historical meaning, every day, the President's Mausoleum welcomes thousands of visitors to visit, especially the number of people crowded more than the National Day 2/9, 30/4.


Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum


Fare to Uncle Ho's mausoleum?

Mausoleum of Uncle Ho does not charge visitors, people inside and outside the country can visit on the opening days.

What are the opening days of the week?

Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum is open on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays.

Saturday, Sunday Uncle Ho have opened?


In order to create favorable conditions for visitors, especially tourists, the people of Ho Chi Minh City, Uncle Ho's mausoleum is open both weekend and Saturday.

2 days of weekends are longer than 30 minutes.


Time to visit Uncle Ho's mausoleum

The time to visit  Uncle Ho's Mausoleum  is seasonal:

- Hot season (from 01 April to 31 October):

+ Time from 7 hours 30 minutes to 10 hours 30 minutes.

Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays from 7 hours 30 minutes to 11 hours.

- The cold season is from November 1 to March 31 of the following year):

+ Time from 8 hours to 11 hours.



Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum in the evening

Uncle Ho's mausoleum closed each day of the week?

Mausoleum is closed Monday and Friday.

Note: May 19, September 2 and 1 st Lunar New Year if coincides on Monday or Friday, still held  the President Ho Chi Minh .



Uncle Ho Mausoleum welcome guests at what time?

Maintenance, renovation of  the Presidential Tomb  and the Monument take place every year, usually after the National Day, lasting two to three months.

According to the usual schedule, after September 5 to December 5, Uncle Ho's mausoleum will stop for visitors to renovate. 2017 is no exception.


Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum , Memorial Heroes Martyrs will stop the ceremony, memorial service maintenance from 4/9 to 4/12. Activities will continue from 5 December.


This time, the attractions in the Presidential Palace such as the stilt house, fish pond, Xoai or Ho Chi Minh Museum still open to welcome guests.



The Governor-General, or the Presidential Palace, is located inside the Ba Dinh Square where ceremonies are held to welcome heads of state or heads of government to visit Vietnam.


The Governor General of one of the largest French-built mansions in Indochina, featuring a typical French style with strict rules of symmetry and classic ornate details.


Governor-General of Indochina


Ho chi minh museum

Located in the south of  Ba Dinh Square , the Ho Chi Minh Museum is one of the favorite destinations of many domestic and foreign tourists while traveling in Hanoi for a day. This work is modern style with large blocks, blocks, strong lines.


It is not only the place for displaying and preserving documents, objects and images reflecting the life and career of President Ho Chi Minh. The museum also has a gallery of special subjects on the image of Vietnam. South and other cultural topics, interesting history.


Ho chi minh museum



One Pillar Pagoda

One Pillar Pagoda - a unique ancient architecture located in the area of ​​Ba Dinh Square is one of the most beautiful tourist sites in Hanoi. It was built in 1049 (Ly dynasty). It was repaired and restored many times. Until 1955, the pagoda was rebuilt in the same way as the original.


The most impressive point of the One Pillar Pagoda is the floating pagoda, which looks like a lotus growing up from the lake, shining brightly in the morning sunshine. Inside the pagoda is a statue of Buddha sitting on a wooden lotus lacquer gold, in the highest position.

One Pillar Pagoda 



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