Stop by the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum
In Hanoi, visiting Ho Chi Minh (sometimes more casually referenced as Uncle Ho, the country’s famed political leader) will invariably be on your must-do list. To avoid waiting in the seemingly ever-present long lines, arrive first thing. You’ll need to dress for the occasion (long sleeves, no shorts) and be prepared to follow some strict rules. Before going inside you must surrender your camera, which gets magically handed back to you upon leaving the mausoleum. Once inside, simply follow the path and remember one thing as you walk: there’s no stopping. You’ll barely have time to blink before you’re outside again. Those absolutely committed to visiting should check in advance to see if the mausoleum’s open or closed, as Uncle Ho supposedly travels to Russia annually for re-embalming.
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