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“A privilege to see the living quarters of a great man”

Ho Chi Minh Presidential Palace Historical Site
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Owner description: Ho Chi Minh opted to live in this modest wooden house rather than the opulent Presidential Palace.
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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“A privilege to see the living quarters of a great man”
Reviewed 13 May 2014

This large complex incorporates various buildings where Ho Chi Minh lived and worked from 1954 until 1969. The gracious, French-style Presidential Palace that HCM rejected as too lavish stands in stark contrast to House No. 54 which he first moved into, followed by the simple stilt house. All three can be seen, and in the latter two, HCM's bedroom and work place, including relics from the "American War". They say an enormous amount about the humility of the great man. The lake in front of the stilt house and the gardens are relaxing to walk around, following in his footsteps.

Visited April 2014
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Singapore, Singapore
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“Just ok”
Reviewed 10 May 2014 via mobile

After visiting the ho chi minh mausoleum we came in further into house of ho chi minh. Entrance was 25k vnd (1.25usd).

It was just ok to spend time for about 30-45 minutes there to see his working room, his old cars, a pond with interesting roots.

If you don't have time you won't miss anything.....

Visited May 2014
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London, United Kingdom
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“Very thought provoking”
Reviewed 8 May 2014

Seeing the simplicity of Ho Chi Mihn's lifestyle was both illuminating and inspiring. There is a real sense of place here - you can close your eyes and see back decades - very well done.

Visited April 2014
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Runaway Bay, Australia
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“Ho Chi Min's residence”
Reviewed 8 May 2014

Well worth visiting. Hoi Chi Min was clearly a humble man who did not seek out the trappings of power, the house reflects his simplicity, the gardens are also simple and the small lake full of gold fish is interesting, clap your hands loudly and they will surface to be fed. Near to the Mausoleum, The French Governor's residence, which Ho Chi Minh shunned as a place to live
stands boldly next door.

Visited May 2014
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London, United Kingdom
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“Lovely spot”
Reviewed 6 May 2014

Well worth visiting the complex of buildings used by Ho Chi Minh whilst in office. Clearly a humble man who did not seek out the trappings of power. Near to the Mausoleum, and accessed next to the French Governor's residence, which Ho Chi Minh shunned as a place to live.

Visited April 2014
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