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Ho Chi Minh Presidential Palace Historical Site

No 1 Hoang Hoa Tham street (Red Gate), Ba Dinh District, Hanoi, Vietnam
+84 (0) 8 044 287
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Ranked #16 of 96 Attractions in Hanoi
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Type: Historic Sites
Description: Ho Chi Minh opted to live in this modest wooden house rather than the opulent Presidential Palace.
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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

The massively long queue on a very very hot Sunday morning resulted in us not queuing to see Uncle Ho....standing in the sun and heat would have killed us. I estimated 50,000 people. But we gladly accepted the remainder of the tour to see the residence and grounds. It provided a good insight into the mindset of the Vietnamese people... More

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Moscow, Idaho
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

Ho Chi Minh's residence was an interesting look into what the "curated" view of Ho Chi Minh and his administration lived like in Hanoi, but it's a brief tour and not a whole lot of interaction. I enjoyed seeing the artifacts and the campus of his residence is well preserved. The historical learning and the interaction with the place is... More

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Malaysia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

It was a long walk there from the Old Quarters, but ended up dissapointed as there were nothing much to see and look at.

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Wiltshire
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

It is nice to stroll around the park and see the wooden house that Ho Chi Minh resided in and it was great to escape the madness of the city and walk around the park.

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Barcelona, Spain
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

We were told a long history of the great man named Ho Chi Minh. That was really a simple life of a president. We didn't know how to give a special respect to him, jus lighted an incentive stick and wished he would rest in peace. A must see place if you have a chance to stay in Hanoi Capital.

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horsham
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

We visited here after seeing Uncle Ho in his mausoleum. It is well kept and good to see he didn't try and live in opulent surroundings.

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Hanoi, Vietnam
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

After queuing to enter Ho Chi Minh mausoleum, exit to Ho Chi Minh residence. VN leader has simple and easy lift style. Well preserve stuff for tourists. Small bed room with minimal decoration.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

Hard to say how authentic the residence is but maybe this is not the point. Ho Chi Minh was the great leader in a much-troubled time and coming here provides some insight into his character..

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

We visited this as part of a tour of Hanoi which we decided was the easiest( and safest!) way to see Hanoi!We did think we were going to see the museum but only saw the houses ( and Ho Chi Mins mausoleum!)The residence shows where he lived with rooms set out as when he left it,together with a collection of... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

Take your time to visit the past residences of Ho Chi Minh. Spend time viewing the area and looking at where his body is on display. We visited on a Sunday when it is opened only for several hours. It was a great way to see the tourist attraction as many school children were there. The queue moves very quickly... More

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