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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 #18 of 99 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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Woodland Hills, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

this will give the visitor a better understanding of why the country sees him as Uncle Ho, well deserved I believe. And learn there is much more to Vietnam's history than just it's involvement with USA.

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Perth, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

We stumbled upon this place as we went to the museum and as his body had been sent back to Russia for its annual touch up there was not a lot happening. The grounds are very well kept but the wander around will only take a short time as access to most of the buildings is closed to the public.... More

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Canberra, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

i felt very peaceful and vietnamese. i knew more about Uncle Ho Chi Minh. There were a lot of school tours of highschool kids visiting. after visitng i felt more appriciate Uncle Ho.

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

Huge place build in remembrance of Ho Chi Minh. The Place was crowded with locals and tourist. We did not enter into mausoleum as it was crowded with people. We circle around the place.Uncle Ho house was nice and simple. The garden was beautiful. Very green and calm. Worth the visit.

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Sevilla La Nueva, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

I didnt like the Ho Chi Minh muselum, but i did like to visit his house the museum and the garden. Very peacyful and very vietnamese. Next to it, you can also see the one pole pagoda, a very beatiful monument

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Sydney, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

We took a tuk tuk bike ride up to visit Ho Chi Minh. Very hot, but a great way to see the city streets. Walked out into the sun to visit the mausoleum and all was quiet. Checked out the tourist guide and then found out it was closed Mondays. Oh well, walked around to the one pillar pagoda that... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Interesting enough - you get a good brochure with pictures and in English. There are signs around so you can read about the house and grounds and a little about Ho Chi Minh himself.. We couldnt go into the Mausoleum as my son didnt have sleeves on his teeshirt and we were happy to miss it rather than go searching... More

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Bangkok, Thailand
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

You walk around the house and look through glass windows where you can see the bedroom and office. The tickets are cheap, but I didn't think it was worth it.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

While it is a 'must-see' a lot of the site is not very interesting. Try to avoid it on weekends as it gets extremely crowded.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

The most photogenic building is the French colonial Presidential Palace, you cant go inside but it looks impressive towering over its finely manicured gardens and ornamental pond. There are a lot of rules when visiting this place, but its hard to know what they are.

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