Ho Chi Minh Vestigeintroduces the office life of Ho Chi Minh

Last Update: 23rd October 2020
Ho Chi Minh’s Vestige (Presidential Palace Area) features the French style. The yellow building was designed by a Germany, however, Ho Chi Minh didn’t live in it. However, the nearby stilted house is the place Ho Chi Minh lived and worked between 1954 and 1969. ​

Ho Chi Minh Vestige Fast Facts

  • Name: Ho Chi Minh’s Vestige
  • Address: near Bating Square , Hanoi
  • Things to do th​ere: Vietnamese History
  • Who visits: Vietnamese History Lovers, Photographers
  • Time required: 1 – 2 x hours

What to expect at the Ho Chi Minh Vestige

Ho Chi Minh’s Vestige (Presidential Palace Area) is surrounded by tall walls and warning lines. The Presidential Palace is closed to the public while the stilted house is opened to the public. There is a small lake in the vestige. It is said that Ho Chi Minh was used to pondering walking around the lake. He also liked keeping fish that he put fishes into the lake. When he was free, he usually enjoyed fishing at the lake.
Several brands of cars Ho Chi Minh took are well-preserved in the vestige as well. They were sent to Ho Chi Minh by several foreign leaders. Visitors are permitted to explore the study, the office and the bedroom. All the furniture, tableware, books, and office supplies are set in the original places. The Presidential Palace Area is dotted with green trees.​

Best time to visit the Ho Chi Minh Vestige

The best time to visit Ho CHi Minh’s Vestige (Presidential Palace Area) is in the morning.
The best months to visit are from March to November.


How to get to the Ho Chi Minh Vestige (Presidential Palace)

There are a few buses passing by the vestige. Therefore, there are a few options.

  • Rent a vehicle to the vestige. This is the quickest and most direct option.
  • Take Bus 9 and Bus 18 to the Stop of Le Hong Phong. Then walk to the vestige.

Additional Ho Chi Minh Vestige (Presidential Palace) Travel Advice

  • Opening hours: 08:00 – 11:30 (Tuesday – Thursday) and 14:00 – 16:00 (Saturday – Sunday)
  • As at 23rd October 2020, the entrance pricing to the stilted house is VND 25,000. For the latest pricing information, please contact us via email (info@wendyweitours.com)
  • Please don’t wear shorts, skirts and slippers.
  • There is a security check before you visit the stilted house.

Interested in visiting the Ho Chi Minh Vestige on a Tour?

Wendy Wei Tours offers a variety of different packaged tours as well as custom tours including the Ho Chi Minh Vestige, among other attractions and destinations. To find out more, please visit our Tours page or Contact Us directly to find out more.