President Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum reopens to visitors
The President Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum and Monument to War Heroes and Martyrs in Hanoi will be reopened to visitors from August 15 after a periodic repair and maintenance.
At the President Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum
The Management Board for President Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum announced on August 9 that repair and maintenance work atthe two sites has been completed.
The mausoleum welcomed 45,615 visitors, including 4,658foreigners during the holidays in celebration of the 44th NationalReunification Day (April 30) and May Day this year.
It is an important landmark of the capital city and isintegral to the political and social history of Vietnam.
After his death on September 2, 1969, President Ho Chi Minhwas embalmed and put for view in this granite mausoleum. The mausoleum,modelled after Lenin's tomb in Moscow, was built in two years, from 1973 to1975, with materials donated by people from all over the country.-VNA