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Ho Chi Minh Presidential Palace Historical Site

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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Ho Chi Minh's Hanoi Small Group Adventure Tour
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Ranked #14 of 90 Attractions in Hanoi
Type: Historic Sites, Cultural
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Owner description: Ho Chi Minh opted to live in this modest wooden house rather than the opulent Presidential Palace.
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014 NEW

Unfortunately the mausoleum was closed so I went to the museum. At a little over $1 it was cheap but seemed full of weird propoganda and hordes of tourists. The under explored Ho Chi Mihn museums in Hue was a much better historical experience.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014 NEW

I'm not going to go in to the politics of my visit but suffice to say as a veteran of the war and considering this man represented my enemy......this visit was cathartic and I suggest you do it if your situation was the same as mine. Per all of the wonderful people we met in Viet Nam, everyone here was...

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Abbotsford, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014 NEW

Beautiful park like setting and interesting back story. Takes more time to see everything than expected.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 NEW

We didn't realise that Ho Chi Minh's body went to Russia for two months of the year for a vacation and oil change...I think the information should be added to the leaflet/Trip adviser as it was very disappointing when we really wanted to see this man laying in state.The rest of the museum was o.k but lacking in information.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 NEW

Lots of political info on how Vietnam has been shaped over the past 40+ years. With lots to see and take in. very informative.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 NEW

A much admired place by the locals. Parts were closed to the public e.g homes of Ho Chi Ming but it is an important place in Hanoi. Don't ask to have photos taken with the guards. Nice gardens to wander through and at this time of the year not too busy

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

Museum was Interesting and informative, albeit probably biased but we learned a lot. Seemed to have to walk for miles I for security reasons although Ho Chi Minh's were in Moscow. Could do with clearer signing.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

For me as a rabid hater of communism a visit to ho chi minhs two houses as president of vietnam was an eyeopener as to how great leaders in modern terminology walk the talk.with all the splendour of the presidential palace ho chi minh lived in three stark rooms away from the palace.a functional bedroom a dining room with mis... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

We visited this site in early November only to find out that the Mausoleum was closed for renovation but we went into the Presidential Palace site anyway. It is not a big place and one can easily finish just this portion of the tour within an hour. You get to see his old house along with the house on stilts... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

The Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum (with his embalmed body still lying in state) and Presidential Palace look interesting from outside, but were closed due to renovations. Instead we went to the beautiful Buddhist Temple, Tran Quoc, which was the best Temple we experienced in Vietnam. It's nearby and worth a visit.

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