The current presidential office is the seat of the president of Vietnam. The presidential building is a French-style 4-storey building. The main entrance of the building is centred on the Vietnamese national emblem. It is the place where the Vietnamese president attends meetings and receives guests. Most of Vietnam’s important foreign affairs activities are held here.
The wide square in front of the presidency has hosted leaders from many countries including China and the United States. There are precious mahogany and huanghuali around the presidium. House No. 54 is the house where President Ho Chi Minh has lived and worked since 1954.
President Ho Chi Minh felt that the presidency was too extravagant and spent most of the time in the cabin next to it. Many water pine trees grow along the shores of Hubobo fish pond.
Ticket price: Free, only the main building of the Chairman House can be seen, and the former residence of Ho Chi Minh can be visited.
Opening hours: Open all day, including Ho Chi Minh's former residence in the winter 08:00-11:00, 13:30-16:00; summer 07:30-11:00, 13:30-16:00; Monday, Friday afternoon Pavilion is closed.
The Presidential Palace in Hanoi is a fascinating place to visit. Originally built by the French in the early 1900s as the seat of their Colonial governor general, the palace was eventually used by Ho Chi Minh. Several historical articles are on display including in the former leader’s study. Budget a few hours for this part of Hanoi.