Presidential Palace located in the city of Hanoi, was built between 1900 and 1906 to house the French Governor-General of Indochina.

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The Presidential Palace was built from 1900 to 1906 to function as the living and operational bases of the governors-general of Indo-China.

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History says that Ho Chi Minh denied staying in Presidential Palace in Hanoi when he returned to independent Vietnam after defeating the French in 1954.

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The design of the Presidential Palace reflects the neoclassical Beaux-Arts architectural style favored by French engineers at the time.

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Presidential Palace in Hanoi is a three-storey structure located on the north of Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum.

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Carp pond on the grounds of the palace

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The Presidential Palace in Hanoi is the working place of President of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam. The building is situated Ho Chi Minh Complex, nearby Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum and Ba Dinh Square of Hanoi. This is also the place where take place the welcome ceremonies heads of states or the government leaders visit Vietnam.

Presidential Palace in Hanoi is one of the biggest palace to be built by French colonialism, the Presidential Palace in Hanoi is included 30 bed rooms, each of room has the different decoration. Also like many architectures of the French colony, Presidential Palace in Hanoi bring completely Euro style such as aedicules, a formal piano nobile reached by a grand staircase, broken pediments, classical columns, quoins. There is just only one Vietnam feature is many mango plants are grown around the garden, and the palace is paint by yellow lime.

After President Ho Chi Minh died on 2nd September on 1969, Presidential Palace became as one of the  commemorative relic about President Ho Chi Minh and it is considered as the special important relic in Ho Chi Minh Complex. So far, Presidential Palace in Hanoi is still a working place of President, the important activities and events of government are still organized at here. Around Presidential Palace in Hanoi is the historical complex and nearby Presidential Palace in Hanoi is President Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, Ho Chi Minh Museum, One Pillar Pagoda. So that the tourist should not miss to visit this special and meaning place on your trip to Ho Chi Minh Complex as well as on the city tour of Hanoi.

Presidential Palace in Hanoi is not opened free for the tourist to see, however the tourist could buy the ticket to visit the garden, in the summer it is opened from 7:30am to 11am in the morning, and from 14pm to 16pm in the afternoon, in the winter it is opened from 8am to 11am, from 13:30pm to 16pm in the afternoon.

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