Top 10 ugliest buildings in the world

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   Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, Hanoi, Vietnam

 

 Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, Hanoi, Vietnam, one of the 'Top 10 ugliest buildings in the world' by China.org.cn.

Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, Hanoi, Vietnam [wikimedia.org]

The hulking marble edifice is the final resting place of Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam's revered former leader. The structure itself is apparently meant to evoke Vietnamese traditions including a communal house and a lotus flower (how the two can be combined in one building is unclear) but crueler observers have compared it to a giant Greco-Roman public toilet. In his will Ho Chi Minh said that cremation "would be more hygienic than burial and would also save land for agricultural practices." You don't always get what you wish for.

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