Uncle Ho’s stilt house

Uncle Ho's stilt house

When you travel to Hanoi, Uncle Ho’s stilt house is one of the tourist destinations in Hanoi that you should not fail to visit.
This is the place where Uncle Ho lived and worked for the longest time in his revolutionary life, from May 17, 1958 until his death (1969). The house is not only a historical landmark but also an architectural heritage and cultural heritage of Vietnam.
The house was built with wood, it had bedroom, kitchen, dining room and guest room. The stilt was 10,5 m of length and 6,2m of width. It included 2 floors. The 2nd floor has 2 rooms, the other was used to meet the guest. Therefore, the house had 3 rooms with the modest area. The architect was also sophisticated when designing the house that it can get the sunshine in the morning and Ho Chi Minh president can see the sunset in the afternoon
Uncle Ho’s stilt house is also where to receive to many politicians, leaders of many countries in the world and millions of compatriots across the country, overseas Vietnamese or foreigners visiting Hanoi anually.


Ticket prices for sightseeing
Vietnamese tourists will not have to buy entrance tickets.
Foreign visitors: fare 40,000 VND.

Note when visit Uncle Ho’s stilt house:

  • Costume: The dress must be polite and serious, do not wear clothes too short or reflective nature when visiting the complex including the stilt house. The guard may not allow you to enter the area if you violate this.
  • Behavior and attitude:
    • Civilized, polite, light, quiet, and queue in order (if you visit on a crowded day)
    • If you do not want to queue up, you should go to the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum Management to get a special permit before 2-3 days.
    • Carrying out luggage in accordance with the regulations and arrangements of the management of the mausoleum
    • No shooting, filming in prohibited areas, especially inside the tomb area.