Ba Dinh district, Hanoi.
There is a complex of Ho Chi Minh museum, Ho Chi Minh mausoleum and One pillar pagoda.
Ho Chi Minh museum
In the right of Ho Chi Minh mausoleum is Ho Chi Minh museum, this museum was built in the shape of a lotus which symbols the noble character of Uncle Ho (the beloved name which is addressed for Ho Chi Minh president by all the Vietnamese people).
This is a 20.5 meter height, apart from the lower floor to set the equipments, there are two main upper floor for exhibition and displaying the historical material about Ho Chi Minh. In the middle place of the displaying floor, there is a statue of Ho Chi Minh.
The outer round is displayed with the open topic which connects the Vietnamese revolution to the international revolution. All the achievements of the Museum science are applied in this museum to increase the visual and fine arts valuation.
The museum is officially ground broken since 1985, and until the very 19 May of 1990, in the time of 100th ceremony of death of Ho Chi Minh.
Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum
The mausoleum is officially started in 2-September-1973, in the old position of the platform where uncle Ho had been the chairman of big meetings. In 29 August, 1978, the mausoleum was inaugurated. The mausoleum contains three layers with the height of 21.6 meter. The lowest layer is in the form of three steps staircase. The under layer of that is the platform for the group of chair of every meetings hold in this square. The middle layer is the centre of mausoleum with the room for placing Uncle Ho’s lifeless body and the stairs to come in and out. The four rounds are granite stones pillars. The upper layer is mausoleum’s roof which is also in the shape of three steps. The lower front step there is a line written in ruby which is “President Ho Chi Minh”.
In the outer room, there is a written gold line on a granite marble wall: “Nothing is more precious than Independence and Freedom. Below the line is the familiar signature of Uncle Ho.
Crossing the stairs is the place of resting in peace of Uncle Ho. With the glass coffin, he looks like just lying down to take a short nap after the long day working. Still he wears the old khaki costumes with the rubber sandals under feet.
Ho Chi Minh mausoleum is the forever place for him to rest in peace, the symbol of respect and beloved of Vietnamese people toward their leader.