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Presidential Palace and Ho Chi Minh's House on Stilts

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.


Photo of Presidential Palace and Ho Chi Minh's House on Stilts

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.


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Last updated on 24th October, 2014.


Presidential Palace and Ho Chi Minh's House on Stilts
North of Ho Chi Minh's mausoleum
Summer: 07:30-11:00, 14:00-16:00; winter: 08:00-11:00, 13:30-16:00. Closed Mondays.

Location map for Presidential Palace and Ho Chi Minh's House on Stilts

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