President Ho Chi Minh’s Stilt House in Hanoi – VnExpress International


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 – 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).
Prior to the construction of the house, Ho Chi Minh, known affectionately in Vietnam as Uncle Ho, had discussed its design thoroughly with architect Nguyen Van Ninh. He wanted it to resemble his previous stilt house in Viet Bac, with the ground floor being open and the first having a working room and a bedroom with a bookcase as a wall between them and surrounded by a verandah.

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