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Ho Chi Minh Presidential Palace Historical Site

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Ho Chi Minh opted to live in this modest wooden house rather than the opulent Presidential Palace.
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No 1 Hoang Hoa Tham street , Ba Dinh District | Ngoc Ha, Ba Dinh, Hanoi 10000, Vietnam
+84 80 44287
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Reviewed yesterday

The Ho Chi Minh complex comprises of the Presidential Palace, The Outbuildings, The Stilted House, The Bunker, The One Pillar Pagoda, The Mausoleum and the lake and gardens. In the middle of the park lies The Presidential Palace, the official residence of Ho Chi Minh...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Laura T
Reviewed 2 days ago

We could have spent so much more time here.The palace isn’t open but you see where important dignitaries are greeted in Vietnam. We enjoyed The stitl house more wher Ho. Hi Ming spent his last days.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank chezmelbourne
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

When visiting the HO Chi Minh mausoleum visit the adjacent Presidential Palace. Designed by a German architect and built by the French as seat of their Indochina Colonies. The building itself can not be entered as it is still the seat of the Vietnamese President....More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank htmcrp
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Fascinating glimpse into Ho Chi Min’s life over the latter years until his death in 1968. his two homes are on display, one was a guardhouse from the old French Govt house and the other a newer house on stilts in traditional style. A remarkable...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Nicholle2015
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Amazing to be in the place we remember seeing in the news in the seventies. Tour guide was wonderful explaining what the rooms in the palace were and the meaning of the symbols. Thank you Odynovo and Nhon!!

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank jbframe
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The entrance fee was only 40000 VND and after paying I received my receipt and a glossy pamphlet describing all the sites. There was a lot of tour groups wandering around during my visit so there was a lot of jostling when it came to...More

Date of experience: January 2019
4  Thank wireless_in_CA
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Imagine travelling back in time to the 70s with stately retro furniture. That's what you'll see here. The best room is the one where ambassadors were received to present their credentials as it's the only one with proper oriental decor.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Pasricha-family
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went to Ho Chi Minh’s Presidential Palace after visiting the mausoleum. It was a really interesting and insightful experience into Ho Chi Minh’s life. The grounds are maintained to the highest standard and the architecture and gardens are truly beautiful. Certainly worth the visit!

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank tiffyfranklin
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

part of the Ho mausoleum site (closed over lunch so watch your timing) Fascinating insight in to the life of Ho and the communist era of the 60s Well worth a visit and only take around 1 hour There is a small entrance fee (around...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Q9571PIpaulb
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The French architecture is photogenic. The details of how Ho Chi Minh lived a life of austerity in stilt houses and how he conducted himself and his business is truly humbling. Quite a contrast to the lavish lifestyle of South Vietnam's puppet government of that...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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29 July 2018|
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Response from jadjad2014 | Reviewed this property |
If Im not mistake you will need to arrive early to queue to get into the palace ground before 11am. I think 9-11am.
31 May 2015|
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Response from MarT1153 |
Main entrance fee is 40.000VND for foreigners, free for vietnamese!
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