Posted on: 22nd February 2016
On the outskirts of Nakhon Phanom, there is a small village called Ban Na Chok which is popular for its Ho Chi Minh connection. Hire a vehicle at Thailand Cars Rental and make your ‘to and fro’ really comfortable; moreover your booked Nakhon Phanom car rental comes with insurances like CDW and THW, which would turn out to be really handy in case the need arises.
Who Was Ho Chi Minh?
Ho Chi Minh was a leader, an ex-president of Socialist Republic of Vietnam and it was under his leadership that the war for Vietnam’s independence was launched and democratic rule in Vietnam was established.
What Was His Connection to Thailand and The Safe House?
It is said that during the phase when Ho Chi Minh was planning his resistance movement in Vietnam, he used to stay at this house ‘every now and then’. This ‘safe’ house or shelter was offered to him by a Vietnamese family.
The ‘Safe’ House….
The house’s original furniture has been retained and its beautiful gardens still exist with coconut trees which were actually planted by Ho Chi Minh; the prominent gardens offer refuge from the busy life. Considering its heritage value, a museum 500 meters from the house was also constructed.
The museum surprises by providing a thorough insight into his life, with actual scale and scaled down models of Ho Chi Minh’s mother’s house and Ho Chi Minh’s house respectively. Statue of Ho Chi Minh’s upper torso graces the center of the museum. There are many photos of Ho Chi Minh in addition to small scale models of Vietnamese houses and the superbly detailed small scale model of Ho Chi Minh’s residence that he graced during his years as the president of Vietnam. The House and the museum are managed and run by the successors of the same family which had presented the hospitality of ‘the’ house to Ho Chi Minh at the first place.
Opening Time: Opens daily from 8 am – 5 pm
Admission Fee: Nil or Entry by donation