The President Ho Chi Minh (Uncle Ho) is not only UNESCO Celebrity but also the National Liberation Hero. He was recognized by UNESCO as the one who “devoted his whole life to the national liberation of the Vietnamese people…”. In honor of the President’s gratitude, the Government had the Ho Chi Minh Complex established inside capital Hanoi after he was gone. Ho Chi Minh complex consists of 4 destinations you should visit:
Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum
Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum started to be built in Ba Dinh Square, where he read the Independence Declaration on September 2nd, 1945. The opening time is 5 days a week, except Monday and Friday. Coming here, visitors should dress formally and have polite attitude. No camera, cell phone, bare-shoulder T-shirts, or miniskirts are allowed inside.
Ho Chi Minh’s Residence, belonging to Ho Chi Minh Complex, is the longest place Uncle Ho worked and lived in his whole life.
The stilt house was made from wood, styled as stilt house of ethnic people in the Northern Vietnam. All relics, document about the life and thought of President Ho Chi Minh during the time he lived in the stilt house have been preserved until now.
The fishpond has 3000 square meter and 3 meters in depth with different types of fishes. When Uncle Ho was alive, he suggested transforming this area to a fishpond to improve the life as well as moderate the air.
The One-Pillar Pagoda
One of the must-see places in Ho Chi Minh Complex Complex is the One-Pillar Pagoda which has the most unique and ancient architecture. It’s also a cultural heritage of Hanoi capital.
Built in 1049 under the Ly Dynasty, the One-Pillar Pagoda was made from wood and constructed in the shape of a lotus with special details
Ho Chi Minh Museum
Ho Chi Minh Museum is one of the biggest museums in Vietnam where documents, relics about President Ho Chi Minh’s life and career are displayed
Visiting Ho Chi Minh Complex, you will have chance to learn more about President Ho Chi Minh as well as Vietnamese’s grateful attitude to the Father of nation