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Ho Chi Minh's Residence (Nha Bac Ho)

1 Bach Thao | Ba Dinh, Hanoi, Vietnam
84 08044529
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Ranked #16 of 100 attractions in Hanoi
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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 NEW

HCM is lying embalmed in a mausoleum at his site, despite his wishes to be cremated and scattered throughout Vietnam. However, it does feel like a respected site and the 'palace' he refused to live in after a few months is still there, along with the raised simple house on stilts he preferred to live and study in. Well worth... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 NEW

We really enjoyed seeing where Ho Chi Minh lived and worked. It's obvious that he was a very humble man who decided to live in a small house instead of the presidential palace. There are really two houses where he lived. One is a normal house, and the other is the famous "stilt house." You can look inside the regular... More

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Brisbane
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 NEW

I'm glad I saw where the president lived and worked but it was crowded. No time for stopping, just look as you move slowly in line.

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Thames Ditton
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014 NEW

The opening hours for the Presidential Palace complex are so short that tremendous queues form, and you shuffle round Ho Chi Minh's Residences and the grounds which is a shame, as this turns what would be an enjoyable experience into an ordeal.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

Interesting to see how he lived! I guess when you are the boss you get the nice things, the poor will just be poor, but that's ok, they are out there and I am in here.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

HO Chi Min saw himself as a man of the people, hence him living in his 'stick house' rather than the Presidential Palace. It is in the Botanical gardens, but you can only visit the area around his home. Worth seeing though.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

come to know about the most well'known and admired in viet nam. this place is carefully guarded and secure. but people can still come inside.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

Interesting and worth spending some time here to get some sense of what went on here and some fine artefacts and history about Ho Chi Minh's background.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Too crowded to be enjoyable. You join one long conveyor belt of tourists if you come here and may suffer the added chaos of large loud school groups. 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. You can go inside Ho... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

Saw the mausoleum of Ho Chi Minh. Wasn't able to go in as it was closed, but lovely to see it with lovely trees and flowers. The square had a lovely feel to it.

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