PANO – More than 15,000 international tourists among 100,000 visitors paid homage to Late President Ho Chi Minh between August 18th and September 2nd. For them, visiting Uncle Ho at his mausoleum and his stilt house was a wonderful experience to learn more about the culture, tradition, history and people of Vietnam.
Many foreign friends praised President Ho Chi Minh without stint, such as “he is more wonderful than the most wonderful figures” and “a great person”.
Stressing that Ho Chi Minh was an important figure in the history of Vietnam, a French visitor named Amelie said that many foreigners considered Ho Chi Minh a symbol of history.
Meanwhile, Gomez, an open-hearted young Spanish man, said that it would not be a visit to Hanoi without visiting President Ho Chi Minh’s Mausoleum. According to him, the mausoleum is a must-see destination. “Uncle Ho did many things for his country, so he deserves to be recognized”.
In excitement, a French group said that the mausoleum was a place demonstrating Vietnamese people’s love for the great son of the nation. They also showed their admiration for the respect of Vietnamese people to Uncle Ho, as they acknowledged that visiting the mausoleum was the top priority of Vietnamese people whenever they had a chance to tour Hanoi.
Chiharu, a disabled Japanese girl, said that she felt more energetic when visiting Uncle Ho’s mausoleum. She said that she found Uncle Ho’s life and noble ideals, as well as acknowledged his significant lessons.
Though reading much about Uncle Ho before visiting Hanoi, Daryl from Singapore said that his understanding about Uncle Ho is still too little. Thus, he must read more about this talented leader and encourage his friends to visit Hanoi and President Ho Chi Minh’s Mausoleum.
Translated by Ha Thanh