Tourists lining up to visit the Ho Chi Minh mausoleum in Hanoi. Photo: AFP
Tourists lining up to visit the Ho Chi Minh mausoleum in Hanoi. Photo: AFP
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Half a century after Ho Chi Minh’s death, his embalmed body is guarded around the clock

  • Even after hours, Ho is never alone: soldiers flank his encased body 24 hours a day
  • Rumours abound that the body might not really be Ho, or that he is sent to Russia every year for maintenance

Tourists lining up to visit the Ho Chi Minh mausoleum in Hanoi. Photo: AFP
Tourists lining up to visit the Ho Chi Minh mausoleum in Hanoi. Photo: AFP
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