People line up to visit the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum. (Photo: VNA)

Hanoi (VNA) – More than 63,000 people visited the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum in Hanoi during the recent lunar New Year (Tet) holiday from February 6 to 14.

Over 20,000 foreigners joined the locals to pay respect to the late President.

The number of visitors peaked on February 13, at 14,162, including 5,264 international tourists.

The mausoleum was open throughout the Tet period, except for February 12.

Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum is an important landmark of the capital city and stands integrated to the political and social history of Vietnam.

After his death on September 2, 1969 from cardiac failure, Ho Chi Minh was embalmed and put for view in this granite mausoleum. The mausoleum, modelled after Lenin's Tomb in Moscow, was built in two years, from 1973 to 1975, with materials donated by people from all over the country.-VNA