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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 #17 of 103 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 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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Melbourne, Australia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

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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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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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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Caringbah, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

Long queues on the day we visited. Yes, the historical element was interesting and yes, the grounds are lovely, but don't feel you've missed out on anything if you don't make it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

We enjoyed seeing the two houses Ho Chi Minh lived in. The park was interesting. The former French embassy looks quite monumental. See the One Pillar Pagoda. We did not go in the masoleum. Buy the Eyewitness Guide for Vietnam

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

This place had such beautiful gardens. A quick tour. As with everything, try to get there earlier to avoid the crowds.

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Adelaide, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

Lovely gardens, very beautiful grounds. I wouldn't say its a must do, very interesting and well maintained but takes a whole to go through, wouldn't really recommend for families with young kids - saw lots of tantrums on my visit! The architecture is lovely, and the gardens are excellent.

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