|Lines of visitors waiting to get to the Hồ Chí Minh Mausoleum on September 2 morning. — Photo courtesy of the President Hồ Chí Minh Mausoleum Management Board
HÀ NỘI — Hồ Chí Minh Mausoleum in Hà Nội received 28,688 visitors on the morning of the National Day (September 2), according to the management board.
The mausoleum was scheduled to open until 10:30am, but the board decided to extend the opening time to accommodate the large number of visitors from all over the country and international friends arriving on this special day to pay their respect to the late founding father of Việt Nam.
The Hà Nội's municipal Department of Tourism and the Hồ Chí Minh Mausoleum Management Board presented free gifts, including cookies and bottles of water/milk boxes, to visitors to the mausoleum on the day.
The department said a total of 20,000 gifts were offered.
The department wants to popularise the city's tourism and attract more foreigners during the year-end tourism season.
|Honorary guards of the mausoleum help carry an elderly woman onto the first floor. — Photo courtesy of the President Hồ Chí Minh Mausoleum Management Board
Earlier, during the April 30-May 1 holiday and the birth anniversary of President Hồ Chí Minh on May 19, they also gave 60,000 gifts to visitors to the mausoleum.
Việt Nam is celebrating the 77th anniversary of National Day (September 2, 1945 - 2022), which commemorates the late President's reading of the Declarations of Independence of Việt Nam in Ba Đình Square in Hà Nội, giving birth to the modern State of Việt Nam. — VNS