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“Uncle Ho must have enjoyed his twilight years here”

Ho Chi Minh Presidential Palace Historical Site
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Private Hanoi Full-Day City Tour with Cyclo Ride
Ranked #23 of 278 things to do in Hanoi
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: Ho Chi Minh opted to live in this modest wooden house rather than the opulent Presidential Palace.
Manila, Philippines
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“Uncle Ho must have enjoyed his twilight years here”
Reviewed July 3, 2013

A modest and functional home, as befits a communist leader, but beautifully situated on the side of a lake. Uncle Ho must have enjoyed his twilight years here.

Visited June 2013
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Wellington, New Zealand
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“Interesting visit but not sure what we were looking at ...”
Reviewed July 2, 2013

This was an interesting place to visit but there is no real guidance for those of us who do not speak Vietnamese and not a lot of information on display so it is hard to know if you are missing something. Lovely trees and grounds, very peaceful, but the place could be so much more if they put some effort into displays and signs. Even a hand out in another language (like you get at the museum) would be helpful.

Visited July 2013
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Laupasat
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“Ok if you have spare time”
Reviewed June 22, 2013

Basically you get a chance to see from the outside the two buildings where the former president lived and worked. There is no opportunity to tour the interior and all u get to see is just a look into the windows. There is no commentary or descriptions and without any guide, it's really difficult to get a feel of the significance of the place, unlike for the locals. You could easily get through the whole tour in 30 minutes or less, so I think it would be worth your trouble only if you have covered other places you had wanted to see.

Visited June 2013
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“Long Queues - Bland Displays - Moving Mosh Pit”
Reviewed June 21, 2013

OK, it is a sacred place for the Vietnamese. I left wondering what was I supposed to see. The queues were long and you were hustled along and it felt like an assembly line operation. I am certain there were things of significance in the displays, but I was moved so fast with so many people that I missed an opportunity to see ---- what? I probably should have read about the venue before going - and would have done so if I knew I was going to be flowing in a moving mosh pit. Do yourself a favor and read all about the place before attending then you can have a better idea of what you are supposed to be looking for.

Visited January 2013
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“peaceful place”
Reviewed June 21, 2013

I was moved by the tranquility and the Aussie trees in the garden A grove of Grevillia Robusta or Silky Oaks- I wonder if Uncle Ho planted them?

Visited June 2013
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