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“on stilts”(6 reviews)
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1 Bach Thao Alley, Ngoc Ha Ward, Ba Dinh District, Hanoi, Vietnam
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All reviews simple house on stilts presidential palace humble home simple surroundings wooden structure simple life worth a visit one pillar pagoda his life leader uncle cars glimpse revered study government
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Our guide suggested we visit as soon as it opened after lunch and before the bus loads of tourists arrived. We did and our visit was really peaceful. Very tranquil walking round the grounds and seeing his old and new homes (Outside views) - where...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Sally123B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The stilt house was located in the same compound as the Ho Chi Minh Palace Palace but was more accessible. It also was the only building not painted yellow. On the ground floor there was a large meeting area that was completely visible on all...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed December 4, 2018

Stilt house is a very modest but elegant abode set in a peaceful and beautiful gardens and pond. This humble and traditional house where Ho Chi Minh lived and worked, illustrated the importance of simplicity and modesty. Preserved as Ho left it.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Naina-Damani
Reviewed November 21, 2018

Although you can only view the house from a platform built next to the house, it makes perfect sense considering the dimensions of the house and the number of daily visitors. The experience was a bit less enjoyable due to the massive groups of shouting...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank JSTrip_77
Reviewed November 6, 2018

This modest but elegant abode set in peaceful , beautiful gardens is worth a visit when you are visiting Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum. Although the wooden house is quite simple, the proportions and architecture makes it quite beautiful .

Date of experience: September 2018
Reviewed November 3, 2018 via mobile

Really enjoyed seeing the simple surroundings where Ho Chi Minh lived and worked for a time. There’s a serene feel to the whole area.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Lambretta101
Reviewed October 29, 2018 via mobile

Hard to imagine that Ho Chi Minh spent more time here than in the palace right next to it. There’s no luxury in the house as that’s not what the president wanted for himself, but it’s very peaceful to see and it probably also was...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank AH79_NL
Reviewed October 26, 2018 via mobile

Not huge amounts to see in Hanoi but the people are proud of their old leader and it is interesting to see his humble abode devoid of any luxury even a bathroom! In lovely grounds and worth a visit

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Count_colin
Reviewed October 22, 2018 via mobile

After visiting Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum our host took us to a house of President Ho Chi Minh. To speak the truth I was amazed to see a modest wooden house on stilt asking to myself is that a residence of President Ho? Such a...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank khinpwintoo
Reviewed October 16, 2018

When i arrived there, i was amazed by the beauty of it`s simplicity. it is made of wood, simple, peaceful with a real soul of life. it really worth a visit

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank shiraziwine
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Grahame H
August 2, 2018|
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Response from Mehul_Kirit_Shah | Reviewed this property |
Better check with hotel. May be 6 AM.
Soumitri K
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Response from Harmony7328 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry for the delay as am travelling but yes, VND 25,000 so about CAD 1.50 gives you the entrance to many acres of gardens, a small lake and the stilt house. There are places to sit along the way and when we were there, in... More