Ho Chi Minh refused to move into the palace and commissioned the simple house to be built for his needs instead; he moved in in 1958 and lived there until his death just over a decade later -- that's the official story, anyway.
Built of polished wood, Ho Chi Minh's modest bungalow has a light and airy feel, or as the brochure reads, "Uncle Ho's House on Stilts is a symbol of his simplicity and gentleness. There are only some rooms here, but all of them are full of wind, light and fragrance from the garden…"
Set in a stretch of mango tree-filled parkland around a small pond, this is a refreshing spot to take a wander around.
By Sarah Turner
Last updated on 24th October, 2014.