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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, Vietnam
Phone Number: +84 (0) 8 044 287
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Description: 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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Kings palace for a King

Lovely grounds, house/palace, very interesting to see how kings lived in those days. Enjoyed it. Apart from his palace there was a summer house and a temple, beautiful surroundings

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 26, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015 NEW

Well worth a visit to see the old colonial palace and where Uncle Ho lived, worked and died. we didnt bother with his museum but did que for a short while to see him lying in state.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015 NEW

You see Ho Chi Minh himself, his homes in the complex, the pagoda on one column and the grounds. The line to see Ho is very long but moves very quickly so don't be discouraged if you see lots of people waiting. It goes very quickly.

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Leighton Buzzard, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

A very moving and interesting museum which graphically shows the suffering of the Vietnamese inmates - especially by the French. The section on the treatment of US prisoners of war clearly is the Vietnamese take on this matter - it was rather at odds with the information that we "in the west" had. Take an hour to visit - you... More 

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Basel, Switzerland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

If you like the war stories, then this takes you to the place where the South Vietnamese Goverment operated during the war and it displays the heroic end of war, when this palace was captured by the Vietkong Army. Interesting, but not a must see.

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birmingham
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

Great place to visit gives you a real insight into how Ho Chi Minh lived as a really modest man, very interesting

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

Lovely grounds, house/palace, very interesting to see how kings lived in those days. Enjoyed it. Apart from his palace there was a summer house and a temple, beautiful surroundings

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

Visited Ho Chi Minh's Mausoleum. Well organised and even with large crowds you are quickly through. Obviously a sober location and one the local people hold in high regard. His stilt house and surrounding area is worth a visit but a guide helps to explain what you are seeing and what the significance is.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

You can feel the influence of the 'past', with guards on duty, getting everyone to fall into line - walking two by two, slowly controlled and directed around the Palace grounds, eventually leading into the building where, in silence, and in single file, you walk past the heavily guarded embalmed body of the former president Ho Chi Minh himself! Weird.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

I guess this will be on your list of places to visit. The buildings are grand French colonial age and the surrounding park land extremely pleasant. Lots of areas out of bounds so there is a definitive route to follow. You'll walk round along with hundreds of other tourists. It's worth a visit. His mausoleum is a stark communist style... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

To stroll around the grounds of the Palace was a great treat, beautiful pond with trees and plants to feast your eyes. Very well presented and cared for with a good window in to how Ho Chi Minh lived.

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