Vietnam Tourist Information and Travel Guide
The Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum contains the remains of Vietnam's founding father.
Upon his death in 1969, his body was embalmed and subsequently transferred to the mausoleum in 1975. Each year, tens of thousands of Vietnamese citizens visit the building to pay homage.
The Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum is an austere looking building. It is guarded by a honor guard.
Ho Chi Minh is not the first communist leader to be entombed in such a structure. The embalmed body of Vladimir Lenin can be seen in Moscow's Red Square while Mao Tse Tung's body is on display at a mausoleum in Tiananmen Square, Beijing.