President Ho Chi Minh’s Stilt House in Hanoi

By Ha Thanh   September 5, 2020 | 12:03 pm GMT+7 VNExpress

Ho Chi Minh’s Stilt House, the living and working space of the former president, is a popular historic site in Hanoi for both Vietnamese and foreign travelers.
Built in 1958, the tile-roofed stilt house has a single floor and measures 10.5 metres in perimeter (??) and 6.2 metres in height. It resembles the style of the traditional of the Tay – Thai ethnic stilt house in Viet Bac, the northernmost region of Vietnam consisting of six provinces, Cao Bang, Bac Kan, Lang Son, Ha Giang, Tuyen Quang, and Thai Nguyen. Prior to the construction of the house, Ho Chi Minh, known affectionately as Uncle Ho, had discussed its design thoroughly with its architect, Nguyen Van Ninh. He wanted it to resemble his previous stilt house in Viet Bac, with the ground floor being open and the first having a study and a bedroom and a wall with a bookcase and surrounded by a verandah. Uncle Ho lived and worked here from 1958 until his death in 1969. It witnessed many monumental decisions made for the country, making it an architectural, cultural and political heritage of Vietnam.
Built in 1958, the tile-roofed stilt house at 1 Hoang Hoa Tham Street in Ba Dinh District has a single floor and measures 10.5 metres in length and 6.2 metres in width. It resembles the style of the traditional of the Tay – Thai ethnic stilt houses in Viet Bac, the northernmost region of Vietnam consisting of six provinces, Cao Bang, Bac Kan, Lang Son, Ha Giang, Tuyen Quang, and Thai Nguyen. Viet Bac was the name of the region in the time of war against the French colonists (1945-1954).

Prior to the construction of the house, Ho Chi Minh, known affectionately in Vietnam as Uncle Ho, had discussed its design thoroughly with architect Nguyen Van Ninh. He wanted it to resemble his previous stilt house in Viet Bac, with the ground floor being open and the first having a working room and a bedroom with a bookcase as a wall between them and surrounded by a verandah.
In front of the house is a pond where Uncle Ho often fed the fishes as a way of relaxation. Photo
In front of the house is a pond where Ho Chi Minh often fed the fishes as a way of relaxation.
President Ho Chi Minh lived and worked here from 1958 until his death in 1969. It witnessed many monumental decisions made for the country, making it an architectural, cultural and political heritage of Vietnam.
The ground floor is an open space with a working desk, where Uncle Ho usually worked in summer. He frequently held meetings of the Politburo and with visitors here.
The ground floor is an open space with a working desk, where Ho Chi Minh usually worked in summer. He frequently held meetings of the Politburo and with visitors here.
The first floor has a working room and a bedroom.
The first floor has a working room and a bedroom.
Uncle Ho’s bedroom.Ho Chi Minh’s Stilt House is a part of the Historial Vestiges of President Ho Chi Minh at the Presidential Palace, and recognised as a Special National Site.
President Ho Chi Minh’s bedroom.
The stilt house is a part of the Historical Vestiges of President Ho Chi Minh at the Presidential Palace, which was recognized as a Special National Relic Site in 2009.
Tourists can visit the stilt house through a separate staircase, built after Uncle Ho’s death. Since 1970 the historic site has received over 80 million visitors.
Tourists can visit the stilt house through a separate staircase, built after President Ho Chi Minh passed away. Since 1970 the historic site has received over 80 million visitors.
Surrounding the stilt house is a garden with plants brought from all over the nation. The stilt house reflects the simplicity and humbleness of Ho Chi Minh, who preferred it to the opulence of the Presidential Palace.
Surrounding the stilt house is a garden with plants brought from all over the nation.
The stilt house reflects the simplicity and humbleness of President Ho Chi Minh, who preferred it to the opulence of the Presidential Palace.
The tree-covered route connecting the Presidential Palace and Ho Chi Minh’s Stilt House.
The tree-covered route connecting the Presidential Palace and Ho Chi Minh’s Stilt House.
The garden is filled with trees bearing fruits.
The garden is filled with trees bearing fruits.
Before the Covid-19 outbreak the stilt house was getting 6000-8000 visitors daily. On special occasions like Uncle Ho’s birthday, May 19, or Independence Day, September 2, the number could reach 50,000. While domestic visitors can come for free, international visitors are subjected to an entrance fee of VND 25 000 ($1.08). The historic site is open every day of the week (except Monday afternoon). From November to March it is open from 8 am to 11 am, and 1:30 pm to 4 pm. During the other months it opens at 7:30 am.
Before the Covid-19 outbreak the stilt house was getting 6,000-8,000 visitors daily. On special occasions like President Ho Chi Minh’s birthday, May 19, or National Day, September 2, the number could reach 50,000.
The historic site is open every day of the week (except Monday afternoon). From November this year to March next year it is open from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m, and 1:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. During the other months it opens at 7:30 am.

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