Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum is a famous historical site in the capital of Vietnam. This is the place containing the corpse of President Ho Chi Minh.
Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum was officially started to build on September 2, 1973, at the location of the former stage lying between Ba Dinh Square, where President Ho Chi Minh chaired important meetings.
The mausoleum was inaugurated on August 29, 1975.

Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum

Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum

The entire mausoleum is 14 ha wide. It is 21,6 m high, including three layers. The lower layer is steps for the Presidium in the meetings. The middle layer – the central part of the mausoleum consists of the corpse room and stairs up and down. The top layer is the roof made of rubies. Overall, the mausoleum is like a stylized lotus.
In front of the mausoleum there is a 30 metre flag pole. The bamboo lines on the two sides symbolize the Vietnamese village. Closer, on the two sides of the entrance there are two frangipani trees, symbolizing the purity, nobility of President Ho Chi Minh. On the two sides there are lush fruit gardens, typical for Vietnamese countryside.

Ba Dinh Square in front of Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum

Ba Dinh Square in front of Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum

Going up the stairs, we reach the corpse room, where President Ho Chi Minh rests. The corpse was placed in a glass box. The way of design from three sides allows people to admire him longer. Through the clear glass, President Ho Chi Minh looks like sleeping in the simple suit.
Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum is the eternal resting place of President, is the symbol of the respect and gratitude of the nation for their chief.