President Ho Chi Minh is regarded as a great leader in the heart of all Vietnamese people. He was born on May 19th, 1890 and died on September 3rd, 1969 at the age of 79. In order to be in memory of President Ho Chi Minh, Communist Party of Vietnam and the central government of Vietnam decided to build Lang Chu Tich Ho Chi Minh in Bac Ding Square, inside which the body of President Ho Chi Minh is preserved permanently for the later generations to show their respect for. Lang Chu tich Ho Chi Minh means the mausoleum of President Ho Chi Minh. It was designed by the expert from former Soviet Union, so its architectural style combinations Lenin Mausoleum with Vietnamese traditions harmoniously. The outer walls are made of precious granites and marbles of Vietnam and its inner structures were made of many kinds of precious woods of Vietnam.
Lang Chu tich Ho Chi Minh (the mausoleum of President Ho Chi Minh) is located in the main part of Bac Ding Square. On both sides of the Bac Ding Square, there are huge spread reviewing stands, extending towards two directions. Half a century ago, President Ho Chi Minh read out the Declaration of Independence in this square and the Democratic Republic of Vietnam was founded. At night, Lang Chu Tich Ho Chi Minh looks different from what it looks during the day. At night, it looks solemn, respectful and tranquil, while during the day it is broad, profound and spacious. Stepping into Lang Chu tich Ho Chi Minh, tourists will see the body of President Ho Chi Minh lying in the crystal sarcophagus which is perfectly kept.
In 1991, Ho Chi Minh Museum was built near the Lang Chu tich Ho Chi Minh. Ho Chi Minh looks magnificent in its outer look, with a lot of pictures and objects used by President Ho Chi Minh. Ho Chi Minh Museum is decorated in modern style. The items on display shows the movement of different periods in the life of President Ho Chi Minh, including the period when he went abroad to find the way to save his country and the period when he came back to Vietnam and wrote historically significant words for Vietnamese people. The body of President Ho Chi Minh is well preserved in a crystal sarcophagus. At night, President Ho Chi Minh looks much more solemn and awe-inspiring.