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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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Given the number of people extremely well organised

The day we arrived the queue at 0900 was at least 10,000 people and snaked around the block. so if you want to avoid that organise a tour guide to help you circumvent the process... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 21, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW

Get up early, and enjoy your time looking around this fascinating place. Its away from the traffic and very clean and peaceful. A small entrance fee required for tourists although Vietnamese people can enter for free. Its really worth it and a lovely way to loose a few hours..

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

If you think about communism, this is a good example! Very tight rules if you want to visit. Vietnamese people come from all over the country to visit their savior. Ho Chi Minh is their God pretty much and you can feel the up tight system, rules and order in your bones as soon as you step in the foot... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

If you're a history buff then this is the place that will take you closest to the Great Ho Chi Minh. The Presidential Palace may be viewed from the outside only. It is heavily guarded. Taking a stroll around the gardens, you see the most beautiful flowers and trees. Catch a view of his small abode where there is a... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

The day we arrived the queue at 0900 was at least 10,000 people and snaked around the block. so if you want to avoid that organise a tour guide to help you circumvent the process. The site gardens are nicely laid out and the crowd control is first rate. A must when visiting Hanoi. They are very strict on what... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

The idea hat we could visit his home and see how he lived and then see his body was extraordinary ..the grounds are beautiful and it felt like an honor to be there

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

The presidential palace, which wasn't open to the public, is an old French school that was converted but Ho refused to live in the luxury while the Vietnamese suffered in the south, so he moved into a simple three room house in behind. Here you can see three cars he was given as a gift from France, China and Russia.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

Beautiful grounds and just an easy stroll round. You can't get into the palace but it is still worth a visit

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

Forget the palace, Ho never lived there, where he did live, round the back, shows the humility of the man.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

This museum kind of falls in your way as you exit the Mausoleum, and is free for Vietnamese, but $2.50 for foreigners. The three main areas of interest are the Presidential Palace (built for Ho Chi Minh, but where he refused to live), the humble house where he actually lived, and the recreated traditional stilt house he used as a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

We walked around with Hanoi Kids, great way to do it. We could ask all types of questions and they were informative and pleasant. No charge for the guides except u pay for their entry, lunch, dinner, transport. Nothing really. Great to wander around this site.

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