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Exhibition at President Ho Chi Minh's stilt house

Released at: 20:22, 12/05/2018

Exhibition at President Ho Chi Minh's stilt house

Photo: Baohatinh.vn

The exhibition of Vietnam's first President's house tells the story of his life and career.

by Le Diem

An exhibition for the 60th anniversary of President Ho Chi Minh’s stilt house opened at the Ho Chi Minh Relic Site in Hanoi on May 11. It tells the story of his life and career.

The event is part of the activities to celebrate the 128th anniversary of his birthday (May 19, 1890).

Some 200 photos, drawings and objects that show the life and revolutionary career of President Ho Chi Minh are now on display. The display features President Ho Chi Minh and his house in the Viet Bac revolutionary base in Vietnam’s northern region and his stilt house in the Presidential Palace in Hanoi.

The stilt house was where President Ho Chi Minh lived from 1954 until the last days of his life in 1969. It features gardens and a fishpond where he rested after work. They eventually became the symbols of President Ho’s thoughts, morals, and lifestyle, and the spirit of national unity and international integration.

For this occasion, there’s a workshop that teaches how to preserve and promote the special national relic site.

Over the past year, the relic site staff has undertaken maximum efforts to preserve the exhibits displayed at the site, and have introduced Uncle Ho’s life and revolutionary career to the international community. The site welcomes millions of visitors every year.

President Ho Chi Minh, originally Nguyen Sinh Cung, and also known as Nguyen Tat Thanh or Nguyen Ai Quoc, was born on May 19, 1890 in Nghe An central province and died on September 2, 1969 in Hanoi. He was the founder of the Indochina Communist Party (1930) and its successor, the Viet-Minh (1941), and was President from 1945 to 1969 of the Democratic Republic of Vietnam (North Vietnam). He led the Vietnamese independence movement from 1941 onward, establishing the communist-ruled Democratic Republic of Vietnam in 1945, and then defeating the French in 1954 at the battle of Dien Bien Phu. He officially stepped down from power in 1965 due to health problems. After the American war (1954 - 1975), Saigon, the former capital of the Republic of Vietnam was renamed Ho Chi Minh City after President Ho Chi Minh. As the leader of the Vietnamese nationalist movement for nearly three decades, President Ho was one of the prime movers of the post-World War II anticolonial movement in Asia and was one of the most influential communist leaders of the 20th century.

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