Foreigners join Vietnamese to celebrate President Ho’s birthday
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Foreigners join Vietnamese to celebrate President Ho’s birthday

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VNA
Monday, May 21, 2018 – 11:35:00 Print

Foreign tourists in the line to the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum (Source: VNA)

Hanoi (VNA) – Thousands of foreign tourists visited the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum on
May 19-20 on the 128th birthday anniversary of late President Ho Chi Minh (May
19).

Many
came to pay their tribute to the late President while others visited the
landscape because they wanted to see how locals admire the late leader.

Mancelline
Serce, a French tourist, has been travelling in Vietnam for two months. He
wanted to visit the mausoleum on the special day.

“I know
the story of Ho Chi Minh and I like this man,” Mancelline said.

“It’s like a dream for me to see Ho Chi Minh in the building.”

Mancelline Serce, a French tourist (Source: VNA)

Tom, from
the Netherlands, wanted to spend the first day in Hanoi to see the Ho Chi Minh
Mausoleum and enjoy the respectful atmosphere in the landscape.

“We are
glad to be here on his birthday,” he said.

“It’s beautiful to see so many young children, all people, actually people from
every age come to pay respect old leader, Uncle Ho. We will have a good memory
to take home in the Netherlands.”

Coming
from Denmark, Emil said “I see so many happy people who really care about Ho
Chi Minh. I want to experience with Vietnamese people.”

“It’s
an honour to be allowed to see him and enjoy the birthday with local people,”
she said.

Meanwhile, Edith from the Netherlands said the Ho Chi
Minh Mausoleum a must-see place in Hanoi.

“It’s incredible to see how many people come here to show respect to Ho Chi
Minh. He was the great man… We definitely will visit him again.”

“I will recommend
people from the Netherlands and all over the world to visit the place,” she
said.

According
to the President Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum Management Board, more than 30,000
people visited the landscape on May 19-20, including nearly 3,000 foreigners.

The
figure exceeded 92,000 and nearly 11,000 from May 12-20.

The Ho
Chi Minh Mausoleum is an important landmark of Hanoi capital city.

After
his death on September 2, 1969, President Ho Chi Minh was preserved and laid to
rest in this granite mausoleum.

The
mausoleum looks similar to V. Lenin’s mausoleum in Moscow. It was built from
1973 to 1975.

Construction
materials, plants and bonsais were donated by people from all over the country.-VNA

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