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Address: No 1 Hoang Hoa Tham street (Red Gate), Ba Dinh District, Hanoi 10000, Vietnam
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Phone Number: +84 80 44287
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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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Many tourists here but worth it

Came here in the mid morning to have a look at the residence of Ho Chi Minh. However there were many tourists here which made it quite difficult to get around and take any good... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Wikipedia should be utilized to understand the history more accurately than portrayed here , with that said this is must see visit to grasp Vietnam's history and mix message Ho Chi Minh put out to Vietnamese population . The preservation of history here is good

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We admired the architectural refined taste of the designer of this grandiose building. We enjoyed learning about the turbulent history of the presidents and the dramatic assassinations.

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Came here in the mid morning to have a look at the residence of Ho Chi Minh. However there were many tourists here which made it quite difficult to get around and take any good photos. Despite this setback, it was very interesting to see how Ho Chi Minh lived his life. Definitely would come here if you are planning... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Quite a striking building in very smart yellow, but not that impressive, what did impress was how clean everywhere was and how well the gardens were presented. The history was interesting that Ho Chi Minh refused to live there in great luxury, as that would not be representative of the people so lived in the house nearby instead.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

As you can't visit the palace, all you can do it take pictures from afar. Would have been nice to tour it! The area surrounding the palace is quite nice (and very clean!)

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This involves a bit of a walk through an grassy/tree area with a few buildings that were the residence of HoChi Minh during his time as President of North Vietnam.

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

It is a quiet place visited by many tourists but I was not that impressed. If you don't have several days to spend in Hanoi, I don't recommend it.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

A popular place with visitors, the site is pleasantly laid out and preserves the simple accommodation used by HCM during his time in Hanoi. Shunning the large, yellow colonial palace built by the French, Ho preferred to live in a modest wooden pavilion built in the grounds. It even includes some well-preserved Russian cars from the fifties and sixties.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Beautiful architecture and grounds and a great insight as to what Ho Chi Minh meant to the Vietnamese people. It is pointless visiting without a guide who has the knowledge to communicate exactly what it all means otherwise it will just remain another building

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

While you can't go inside the palace, it is a very historical spot to wander around. The displays are well visible and well labeled and many important historical events happened here. Entry is cheap 30,000 dong (about $1.50 per). You can see the war room, bedroom, garage with cars, and gardens. A must stop spot that affords a casual non-honking... More 

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