During his time as the President of North Vietnam, Ho đưa ra Minh decided not lớn settle in the Presidential Palace, but in a modest stilt house behind. The house is called the Ho chi Minh’s Residence or Ho chi Minh Stilt House. The construction is located in the Ho bỏ ra Minh Complex & worth a visit lớn learn more about one of the greatest people in the 20th century in Hanoi tour package.

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History of Ho bỏ ra Minh Stilt House

After taking the control of Hanoi from the French Governors, Ho bỏ ra Minh was appointed as the President of the Democratic Republic of Vietnam. Due lớn his supreme position, he was supposed to lớn reside in the Presidential Palace, which was a French mansion built to lớn be the residence for the former governors. However, those former rulers & their reign had left such painful memories & hatred in the minds of Vietnamese people that Ho đưa ra Minh did not have any desire lớn live in a place of their legacy.


Upon a visit lớn the north-west & saw the architecture of traditional stilt houses used by ethnic people, Ho bỏ ra Minh was inspired & called for a similar design to be his residential place. A new “president palace” was built, with a simple wooden layout & only two small rooms, no toilet – this was the place that Ho đưa ra Minh spent his life as Vietnam’s president until his death in 1969.


Ho đưa ra Minh’s stilt house is a clear portrayal of his image as “the man of the people” – a frugal person with fond of a simple life. Every day there are groups by groups of Vietnamese people visiting this wooden house, to feel the lingering presence of their late presidency – a man wearing brown cốt tông clothes & car-tires sandals. Looking at him, people sometimes mistook that he was not their larger-than-life president, but just a typical country old man.

Sectors in Ho chi Minh Stilt House

The Surrounding Area

The Stilt House occupies just a corner of the garden in the Presidential Palace. The stilt house must be reached through the entrance gate of the Presidential Palace, along with a 300-footpath of the tree-covered Mango Alley to the designated garden.


The Mango Alley then circles around a sizable pond, with crystal-clear water và dozens of carps. Legend said that Ho bỏ ra Minh, just like the ancient Asian mediators, nurtured the habit of fishing lớn balance his emotion & mind. The fishes can be fed with only a single crisp clap.

The Stilt House

In appearance, it looks no less different from the traditional wooden house on stilts of ethnic people in Vietnam’s mountainous areas. Reflecting the soul of its owner, a man with his love for nature, the house is embraced by fruit trees and flowers. The stair leads to two small rooms inside the house. The kích thước of the rooms are quite small, just leaves minimum space for personal living – a proof of the simple taste of Ho đưa ra Minh.

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Ho bỏ ra Minh’s study is the room furnished with books, old newspapers, a typewriter, và a Japanese fan. The sleeping room consists of a simple bed, a vintage-looking telephone, an electric clock, & old-style radio. Vietnamese historians still keep the black and white film featuring the life and work of Ho đưa ra Minh in this house, also the moments just before his death.

Under the house is an empty space, used as a receiving “office”. Communist Generals & Foreign Guests visiting Ho chi Minh were invited to sit in simple bamboo chairs. Peaceful as it may look, space also contains some concessions of the raging war at that time: a group of phones to lớn other departments, steel helmet, & other protection against bombing.

Highlights of Ho bỏ ra Minh Stilt House

Ho đưa ra Minh Stilt House is not just an architecture of unique design but also a historical monument – one that recorded the later life and bore painful witness khổng lồ the last moment of Ho đưa ra Minh. Below are some of the reasons why a visit to lớn the Ho chi Minh Stilt House is worth considering:

Different from other cold, solemn places in the Ho chi Minh Complex, the Stilt House has a rather enchanting & peaceful air – a reflection of its owner’s personality, closed and friendly to lớn his people.


Stilt House is a quality housing kiến thiết of Vietnam & Ho bỏ ra Minh’s residence is a proud example of that. Other than the memory of Ho bỏ ra Minh, just the house itself is a place worth observing – a wooden house on stilts, built inside a lovely garden, và covered by trees. It says the desire of men for peace và resting, no matter in the time of war and aggression.Visitors are free to try fishing carps on the pond, emerging in the experience of a historical leader. The fishes now still respond khổng lồ a single crisp clap, as they did years and years ago when Ho chi Minh still fished here.

Ho bỏ ra Minh Stilt House Travel Guide

The Ho chi Minh Stilt House or Ho đưa ra Minh’s Residence is one section in the Ho bỏ ra Minh Complex together with ba Dinh Square and One Pillar Pagoda, located within the garden of the Presidential Palace. For visitors getting to the Ho chi Minh Complex by private transportation, parking is available at the entrance gate of the Ho chi Minh Museum.


Buses number 09, 34, 22 all offer a stop at Le Hong Phong Street, just less than minutes walk khổng lồ the Ho bỏ ra Minh Complex.

Ho bỏ ra Minh Stilt House Entrance Fee và Opening Hours

Opening hours: From 7:30 am khổng lồ 4:00 pm, with a lunch break from 11:00 am khổng lồ 1:30 pm. Entrance fee: 25,000 VND for international visitors.