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Ho Chi Minh Presidential Palace Historical Site

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Address: No 1 Hoang Hoa Tham street (Red Gate), Ba Dinh District, Hanoi 10000, Vietnam
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Ho Chi Minh opted to live in this modest wooden house rather than the...

Ho Chi Minh opted to live in this modest wooden house rather than the opulent Presidential Palace.

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Very crowded but plenty to see and you are able to wander within the site/ complex. I especially liked the old cars and the presidential living space and work desk. The grounds... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This building and gardens was beautiful and splendid. I wished we could have entered the palace however it was good to be able to see all we could and I loved the house on stilts and cars

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Very crowded but plenty to see and you are able to wander within the site/ complex. I especially liked the old cars and the presidential living space and work desk. The grounds and gardens were delightful. Plenty of ponds/ water with birds and goldfish.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We had an amazing day learning the history of this beautiful site and the city of Hanoi. I can highly recommend seeing this site but would suggest that you need a guide to fully understand and explain the amazing history.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We walked around this area as part of our guided tour. It is quite a pleasant walk and is interesting to see how Ho Chi Minh lived when he was there. It is quite busy with tourists and I am not sure if there is a quieter time to visit. That said, being such an open area makes it easier... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Visiting this large and tourist laden area was made so much easier with a private city guide. We opted not to go inside the mausoleum because the hours are very restricted and it takes hours to stand in line. The yellow Presidential Palace can only be seen from the outside. The stilt house,built in the style of ethnic minorities, was... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The photo is of the presidential palace, which today houses a number of top-ranking Vietnamese leaders. But Ho Chi Minh is said to have refused to live in it. His more simple premises are said to be in the buildings located on the grounds behind the building. It is an interesting outdoor tour that is intended to give insight into... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

It's part of the Ho Chi Ninh mausoleum complex, so worth exploring. Can't go inside though, and Ho Chi Minh never lived in this palace. His 'quarters' are right next to this building and are simple and interesting. Well worth a visit.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

For 25,000 dong, you can see how Ho Chi Minh, the great leader of Vietnam, chose to live in a wooden house off the Presidential Palace. The palace was the official residence where Ho Chi Minh never lived. Rather he lived in a small wooden house (5-minutes away from the palace), which is absolutely grand. It is really interesting to... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

A really good history lesson from visiting the site and get a good guide which will narrates the facts is a must. Simple needs and humble character : no wonder the whole county love this Man. Leaders if the modern world should come and learned from Uncle Ho......

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Inside tours are not available. The outside view is a good one. The best part is the statue of Ho Chi Minh at work at his table in the garden.

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