Located to the north of Ho Chi Minh’s Mausoleum, this wonderful building was built between 1900 and 1906 to house the French Governor-General of Indochina. When Vietnam achieved independence in 1954, Ho Chi Minh refused to live in the grand structure for symbolic reasons, although he still received state guests there, and he eventually built a traditional Vietnamese stilt house. Don't try and get a photo of it from the front gates on the main road as the guards won't like it.
Though the Presidential Palace is closed to the public, you can enter its grounds and visit Ho Chi Minh's House. The palace was constructed by the French in 1901 and Ho's house was built in 1954.
Nearby is the the Ho Chi Minh Museum which was completed in 1990 with the help of Soviet money. It opened on the 100th anniversary of Ho's birth, and it contains numerous items from the man's life, celebrating socialism.
I would suggest to pay 10,000D by walking past this palace compound to collect your baggage if you left it before you enter the ho chi minh mausoleum. Here I do not think you can see the palace but you will be able to view HCM house, both concrete and wooden stilt as well as the precious peugeot.
The Presidential Palace of Vietnam, located in the city of Hanoi, was built between 1900 and 1906 to house the French Governor-General of Indochina. It was constructed by Auguste Henri Vildieu, the official French architect for Vietnam. Like most French colonial architecture, the palace is distinctively European- the only visual cues that it is located in Vietnam at all are mango trees growing on the grounds. The striking yellow palace stands behind wrought iron gates flanked by sentry boxes. It incorporates elements of Italian Renaissance. Today, the Presidential Palace houses the office of the President of Vietnam.
Just along from Ho Chi Minh's Mausoleum is the Presidential Palace, built between 1900 and 1906 for the French governers of Indochina, it is now used for receptions and meetings.. Ho Chi Minh himself refused to use the palace and instead took over the quarters of the palace electrician.
Evidently at one time the government wanted to change the colour of the building and were going to paint it orange. Thank goodness that didn't happen, the yellow is quite distinctive and not too bright.
I took this picture outside the front gate with the camera inside. The guard called my attention and my guide said let us go away. Take care in taking pictures here.
This beautiful building is just north of HCM's mausoleum. I guess the current president lives there?
It's not particularly huge, but you get a sense of how he lived and what he did...The stilted house was very fascinating...
This palace in right next to Mausoleum, so after you visit the preserved Mr Ho you'll find this yellow palace and some historical building near a lake where Mr Ho Chi Minh lived during the war.
This is Ho Chi Minh's humble residence,the Presidential Palace. He had a stilthouse nearby where he pretended to live. It has a big carp-filled pond where he used to fish and relax.