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“Behave and prepare for queues”

Ho Chi Minh Presidential Palace Historical Site
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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.
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 Chi Minh's minimalist stilted building if you are prepared to queue for a long time. An argument erupted between one of the soldiers guarding the house and someone in the queue. I don't know what it was over, possibly someone took a photo of something that wasn't allowed. This added an uncomfortable air of tension to the queue. There are a lot of rules when visiting this place, but its hard to know what they are. The only fun part of the visit was the quirky One Pillar Pagoda.

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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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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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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.

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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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