Independence Day

Last update at 09/14/2011 21:09. By Hanoi Local Guide.
Independence Day

Independence Day
By Hanoi Local Guide


The Hồ Chí Minh Mausoleum (Vietnamese: Lăng Hồ Chí Minh) is a large memorial to Vietnamese independence leader Hồ Chí Minh. It is located in Ba Ðình Square in Hanoi. This is where his body is kept for people to pay their respects. President Hồ Chí Minh did not want a mausoleum at all. In his will, he said he wanted to be cremated and to have his ashes buried in the hills of the north, center, and south of Việt Nam.

He said that he liked cremation because it was healthier than burial or a mausoleum and saved farmland. His successors did not let him have this wish. The government kept that part of his will secret. The government also pretended he died a day after he really did, because he really died on Independence Day and they did not tell anyone.

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History

History

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Interesting

Interesting

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A must if you are in Hanoi

A must if you are in Hanoi

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A museum unlike any other

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Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum
Location Hanoi
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