The native land of President Ho Chi Minh is located in Kim Lien Commune, Nam Dan District, Nghe An Province. This is the place where President Ho Chi Minh was born and spent his childhood time here.
Sen Village (the homeland of Ho Chi Minh’s father)
Starting from Vinh City, take Road No. 49 until the 13th km, then turn into a red earth path lined with eucalyptus and casuarinas trees. The path will lead you to Sen, also known as Kim Lien (Golden Lotus), village where there are many lotus ponds. The thatched cottage where President Ho Chi Minh used to live during his childhood is built from bamboo and wood. It has five compartments. The interior furniture is similar to that of other farmers’ houses: a wooden bed, a bamboo chong (a bamboo bed without raised walls at the two ends), a hammock made from hemp, and an altar. It was built in 1901 with the help and donations of the villagers as a present to Nguyen Sinh Sac, President Ho Chi Minh’s father, when he gained the doctoral title at the court exam, which glorified his village.
Chua Village (the homeland of Ho Chi Minh’s mother)
Located two kilometers from Sen Village, Chua Village is just as peaceful as any other Vietnamese villages. But it is famous, both domestically and internationally, as President Ho Chi Minh’s maternal homeland and the place where he was born and brought up by his mother.
Walking through a bamboo gate and a path lined with low plums; visitors will see two simple thatched cottages, Ho Chi Minh’s house.
The Worship House - Mr. Hoang Duong’s House
Mr. Hoang Duong, President Ho Chi Minh’s maternal grandfather, built this simple cottage in 1882 to make it a place for worshipping his paternal grand grandfather, grandfather, and father. The altar is decorated in a simple but solemn fashion. Attractive to visitors is the pair of parallel sentences hung in the front of the house, which praise the family clan’s fame.
The house has five compartments and two lean-tos. Three outer compartments adjoin with the worship house; so it is well ventilated. Mr. Hoang Duong used to teach his students while sitting on the wooden bed placed in the first compartment.
In the second compartment, there is a bamboo sofa and a table where he placed his pen-brushes and ink-slab. He and his students would take a rest on the bed put in the third compartment.
The remaining two compartments were used as his wife’s bedroom and the family’s living room.
Kim Lien Vestigial complex, Nghe An province
Kim Lien village (Nam Dan district, Nghe An province), President Ho Chi Minh’s native land, is 15 km far from Vinh City down the provincial road No 49. This complex includes a number of vestiges:
Mrs. Hoang Thi Loan’s house where Ho Chi Minh was born; the house of Mr. Hoang Xuan Duong, Ho Chi Minh’s maternal grandfather; the house of Mr. Nguyen Sinh Sac, Ho Chi Minh’s father, where Ho Chi Minh and his family lived during 1901-1906, the house of Ho Chi Minh’s paternal grandfather, Mr. Nguyen Sinh Nham, Chung mountain and other vestigial places closely associated with Ho Chi Minh’s childhood.
The complex also has an exhibition house which help visitors to get deeper knowledge of the historical background of Viet Nam at the end of the 19th-beginning of the 20th century, as well as factors which profoundly influence Nguyen Sinh Cung, Nguyen Tat Thanh and later, Ho Chi Minh.
President Ho Chi Minh came back here two times, first on June 14th, 1957, after 50 years of being far away from home and the second on December 8th to 10th, 1961.
This memorial, historical and cultural site of particular importance recognized by the State on April 29th, 1979, Kim Lien complex has been significantly invested to make it possible to receive a great number of both domestic and foreign guests every year.
Open days: All days of the week
Address: Kim Lien Vestigial complex, Nam Dan district, Nghe An province.
Tel: (84.38) 825107, 825115