Holidays in Presidential Palace

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Presidential Palace showing heritage architecture, a castle and heritage elements

Visit this striking colonial mansion to explore the house and grounds that were home to the revolutionary leader Ho Chi Minh.

Admire the tasteful exterior and classical French styling of Hanoi’s former Presidential Palace. Wander through the garden of towering mango trees and discover the house on stilts where the former president lived and worked for more than 10 years.

Designed by architect Auguste Henri Vildieu and completed in 1906, the splendid Presidential Palace was originally built for the Governor General of Indochina. After the French evacuated Vietnam in 1954, revolutionary leader Ho Chi Minh lived in these grounds until his death in 1969. Now used solely for official receptions and state events, the interior of the palace is off limits to the public. However, make a visit to the peaceful grounds and Ho Chi Minh’s famous house on stilts.

You may not be able to enter the Presidential Palace but you can still enjoy views of the impressive colonial building from various points around the grounds. Peer through the green wrought iron gates to see the pretty arched windows that line the mustard yellow façade beneath a red roof. Below this, glimpse a white stone staircase that leads to a porch full of lush shrubs and plants.

Take the walkway behind the palace to discover a garden of fragrant mango trees. After a short distance you will come out in a tranquil courtyard that holds a large pond filled with colorful carp. Here is where you will find the gorgeous house on stilts where Ho Chi Minh resided. For symbolic reasons he decided not to live inside the lavish palace. Explore inside to discover a simple and peaceful interior made entirely from polished wood.

The Presidential Palace and grounds are located on Hung Vuong Street in the western part of Hanoi. There is a small entry fee to access the grounds. The area is closed on Mondays and Fridays during the winter.

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Aira Boutique Hanoi Hotel & Spa
Aira Boutique Hanoi Hotel & Spa
4.5 out of 5
38A Tran Phu St., Ba Dinh Dist, Hanoi
The price is AU$39 per night from 12 Dec. to 12 Dec.
This family-friendly Hanoi hotel is located near the airport, within a 5-minute walk of Train Street, Lenin Park and Flag Tower of Hanoi. Imperial Citadel of ...
4.7/5 Exceptional! (486 reviews)
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InterContinental Hanoi Westlake, an IHG Hotel
InterContinental Hanoi Westlake, an IHG Hotel
5 out of 5
5 Tu Hoa, Hanoi
The price is AU$151 per night from 15 Dec. to 15 Dec.
Located in Quảng An, this luxury hotel is 0.5 mi (0.9 km) from Syrena Shopping Center and within 3 miles (5 km) of Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum and Imperial Citadel ...
4.4/5 Wonderful! (998 reviews)
Unsatisfactory
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Reviewed on 5 Jan. 2021

InterContinental Hanoi Westlake, an IHG Hotel
Rose Garden Residence
Rose Garden Residence
3.5 out of 5
170 pho Ngoc Khanh, phuong Giang Vo, Hanoi, Vietnam
Fully refundable
The price is AU$75 per night from 5 Jan. to 5 Jan.
Located in Ba Dinh, this aparthotel is within 2 miles (3 km) of US Embassy, Ho Chi Minh Museum and Temple of Literature. Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum and Imperial Citadel ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (2 reviews)
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Reviewed on 2 Nov. 2021

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La Batisse Kim Ma Hotel
La Batisse Kim Ma Hotel
3 out of 5
No.5, Alley143 Kim Ma, Ba Dinh, Hanoi
The price is AU$37 per night from 9 Dec. to 9 Dec.
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Aira Boutique Hanoi Hotel & Spa
Aira Boutique Hanoi Hotel & Spa
4.5 out of 5
38A Tran Phu St., Ba Dinh Dist, Hanoi
The price is AU$39 per night from 12 Dec. to 12 Dec.
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InterContinental Hanoi Westlake, an IHG Hotel
InterContinental Hanoi Westlake, an IHG Hotel
5 out of 5
5 Tu Hoa, Hanoi
The price is AU$151 per night from 15 Dec. to 15 Dec.
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Rose Garden Residence
Rose Garden Residence
3.5 out of 5
170 pho Ngoc Khanh, phuong Giang Vo, Hanoi, Vietnam
The price is AU$75 per night from 5 Jan. to 5 Jan.
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Lotte Hotel Hanoi
Lotte Hotel Hanoi
5 out of 5
No. 54, Lieu Giai St. Cong Vi Ward., Ba Dinh, Hanoi
The price is AU$159 per night from 15 Dec. to 15 Dec.
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Solaria Hotel
Solaria Hotel
4 out of 5
22 Bao Khanh Street, Hoan Kiem, Hanoi
The price is AU$56 per night from 4 Jan. to 4 Jan.
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Hanoi Hotel
4 out of 5
D8 Giang Vo Street Ba Dinh District, Hanoi
The price is AU$80 per night from 15 Dec. to 15 Dec.
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Splendid Star Grand Hotel & Spa
Splendid Star Grand Hotel & Spa
3.5 out of 5
No. 14 Tho Xuong Lane, Au Trieu str, Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi
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TU House
TU House
3 out of 5
118 Ngoc Ha, Ba Dinh District, Hanoi
TU House
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