Ho Chi Minh's Stilt House

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LuizDutraNeto
Rio de Janeiro, RJ8,613 contributions
The peaceful atmosphere of Ho Chi Minh's humble home ...
Jan 2020
After becoming president of the newly independent "Democractic Republic of Vietnam", Ho Chi Minh decided to do not live at the former palace of the French Governor-General. So, inspired by the typical stilt houses of Vietnam's Northern mountainous villages, he ordered the construction of his "new palace": a simple wooden stilt house, with a dining room on its ground floor and just two small rooms upstairs. No bathroom. As humble as himself - a man wearing brown cotton clothes and car-tires sandals, like any Vietnamese country old man. Amazing history of a great leader. Visiting "Ho Chi Minh Stilt House" is a must at Hanoi's "Old Quarter" and "Ba Dinh Square" - where many monuments connected to him are located. Be respectful and silent. If time is no constraint, visit them all! Enjoy!
Written November 13, 2020
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Frances L
United Kingdom263 contributions
Simplicity
Mar 2020
Although Ho Chi Minh could have full use of the Presidential Palace he preferred to live in a simple stilt house. The people were going through hard times and Uncle Ho wanted them to see that their leader had empathy with their situation. The Stilt House consists of two rooms only - no Loo. However it is situated in some very delightful gardens with a lovely pond.
Written July 30, 2020
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omega132857
Chichester, UK1,758 contributions
Interesting and modest
Feb 2020
After seeing the changing of the gaurd at ho chi minhs Palace, our guide took us to where he spent most of the time. Ho Chi Minh's Stilt House He had turned down the chance to live in the palace, over the stilt house. That tells you a thing or two about Ho Chi Minh. dont forget to see the old cars that were given to him either.
Written May 3, 2020
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Jerome B
Columbia, MD953 contributions
Interesting Little House
Feb 2020
This interesting little house gives an idea of the lifestyle of HCM. Very simple and spartan as was his desire.
Written March 3, 2020
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TriciaBishop
Bradford, UK1,155 contributions
Closed gor refurbishment
Mar 2020 • Couples
Unfortunately when we visited the house was closed for repairs. We could enter the building adjacent and see the cars gifted to him. It was lovely to walk around the garden and lake and see the beautiful pagoda also on this site.
Written March 3, 2020
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Liz H
Lewes, UK494 contributions
Interesting insight
Feb 2020 • Couples
Lovely to see how this historic figure lived so modestly, compared with the great palace close by. Access not available to actual rooms, but can see them through the windows. House set in beautiful, peaceful grounds.
Written March 2, 2020
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Alan R
Aiken, SC33 contributions
Great peaceful walk after visiting the mausoleum
Jan 2020 • Couples
The area around the Ho Chi Minh mausoleum is beautiful. It's a nice place to walk and explore and see the humble life the founder of Vietnam led while he was alive. You won't regret taking the day and doing all things Ho Chi Minh in this area of Hanoi.
Written February 7, 2020
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Madhukar B
Mumbai, India11 contributions
Interesting Architecture
Dec 2019
The architecture of the stilt house is very unusual. The layout is simple and the furniture is minimum. Still, the fact that the house was a favorite place for Ho Chi Minh makes this place worth visiting because of the history associated with it
Written February 4, 2020
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Jeri F
Tulsa, OK240 contributions
Example of Ho Chi Minh's Values and lifestyle
Dec 2019
The structure reflects Ho Chi Minh's humbleness and rejection of materialism. It is part of the mausoleum area and has a nice lake and garden around it.
Written January 13, 2020
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okiejer
15 contributions
Provides insight into the life and values of Ho Chi Minh
Dec 2019
The Stilt house is on the grounds of the mausoleum. It is an interesting piece of architecture with beautiful grounds.
Written January 13, 2020
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