Ho Chi Minh Residence (Nha Bac Ho) – Image courtesy of originvietnam.com
Introducing Ho Chi Minh Residence, Hanoi
Get a glimpse into the life of this Vietnamese hero by taking a guided tour through Ho Chi Minh’s residence where he lived and worked from 1958 until his death in 1969.
The traditional rural dwelling has been preserved just as Ho left it, facing a carp-filled pond and surrounded by well-tended gardens filled with flame trees, willows, mango trees and aromatic frangipani.
See the basement meeting room, the upstairs bedroom and study as well as a collection of Ho’s personal possessions such as his walking stick and small typewriter.
The small house sits on stilts just behind the Presidential Palace, a huge French colonial building built in 1901 for the resident French governor.
Following the French withdrew from Vietnam, Ho Chi Minh famously shunned the huge colonial-era structure, preferring instead to live in the servants' quarters behind the palace, and then in 1958, the stilt house, which was built in the palace gardens to serve as his residence and office.
Location: Next to Ho Chi Minh’s Mausoleum and behind the Presidential Palace on Ba Dinh Square, Hanoi
Phone: 04 0804 4529
Admission: Presidential Palace Site 5000VND, Guided tour 25000VNDe
Hours: Daily (except Monday & Friday) 7:30-11am & 1:30-4pm