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 ‚Äì 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).
In front of the house is a pond where President Ho Chi Minh often fed the fishes as a way of relaxation.
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.
President Ho Chi Minh's bedroom.
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 tree-covered route connecting the Presidential Palace and Ho Chi Minh's Stilt House.
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 President Ho Chi Minh's birthday, May 19 or National Day, September 2 the number could reach 50000.
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