As well as the Presidential Palace, within the complex you can also visit the other residences Ho Chi Minh lived in from 1954 to 1969. House number 54 was where he lived and worked since 1954. You cannot go inside but the buildings are nice to look at from the outside and there are some rooms that you can view through large glass windows, including his office and a meeting room. You can also view a selection of cars he received as gifts from Russia, including a Peugeot.
He also moved to a small house on stilts. You can walk through this but there we such long queues we decided it wasn't worth it just to see a few rooms.
There's a fabulous large central lake in front of both residences filled with Koi fish, known as Uncle Ho's Fishpond. The landscaping and gardens are well planned and laid out, lovely grounds to walk around.
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