Ho Chi Minh
Ho Chi Minh was communist  revolutionary leader who was president of the Democratic Republic of Vietnam (now Northern Vietnam) between 1945 - 1969.
 
He fought for a unified communist Vietnam and was a prevalent figure in the People's Army of Vietnam as well as the Viet Cong during the Vietnam war.
 
After the war the name of the Republic of Vietnam's capital; Saigon was changed to Ho Chi Minh City in his honour.
 
His preserved body can be found in the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, which is located in Ba Dinh Square in Hanoi, Vietnam.  It was built in 1973, but the Vietnamese president was only lay to rest there in 1975 - 6 years after his death in 1969.
 
The mausoleum is open daily from 09:00 - 12:00 to the general public.
 
More information on visiting the mausoleum and the strict etiquette required to enter can be found here:
www.vietnamonline.com

 
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