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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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The main presidential residence is not open to the public, but the grounds are an they are interesting to explore. You'll learn that the president moved from the large house to a... read more

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The main presidential residence is not open to the public, but the grounds are an they are interesting to explore. You'll learn that the president moved from the large house to a smaller more modest house, and then moved again multiple times as his health deteriorated. Seeing the modesty with which he lived is interesting and this is worth the... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

It was very nice to walk around the lovely grounds and view the Presidential Palace from a distance. You can walk around the outside and peer in to the stilt house where Ho Chi Minh lived for part of his life and also see a few of the cars given to him by the Russians. What would give this site... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Ho Chi Minh himself had no need or desire for such a palace, and he lived elsewhere on the grounds. French built, German designed, this palace is important only in the entire context of the complex. Come and make sure you see the other important buildings of the complex, including the beautiful stilt house! You pay to see the entire... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I visited with some locals who don't have to pay for entry but westerns do. To me Ho Chi Minh was good for Vietnam and its people but to see the grounds that he lived was not that exciting to me, as he was not someone that has made a big impact on me. You see the outside of the... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

They have restored the grounds and placed the objects and utensils used (such as cars, telephones, beds, etc) so that you can see what it would have been like when in use. Its pretty cool to look at, although you cant actually go in. the grounds are beautiful and it is wonderful to walk around.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

It's the second time I have visited the buildings and grounds. If I had to describe it in two words; historical and beautiful. The first time the mausoleum of HoChiMinh was closed. Evidently it's closed two days a week and a month or so every year as his body is sent to Russia to be "refreshed". Check ahead for days... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We just stopped to take some photos I don't think you are allowed in. The building as others have said does have a French influence

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The Presidential Palace is closed to the public, but you can visit Ho Chi Minh's house and the stilt house. They offer some insights on Ho Chi Minh's life and how he got the Vietnamese people to follow him. The grounds are beautiful with many trees and flowers. Definitely worth a visit

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited here as a general area, you cannot go inside so not that much to see. A nice building to look at though build during the French occupation.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It's nice, but you can't go inside. You walk around it during your time spent with a thousand other tourists looking at what the French left in Vietnam.

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