Ho Chi Minh Statue Ho Chi Minh City
Ho Chi Minh Statue is located right at the heart of bustling, traffic-filled Ho Chi Minh, Nguyen Hue street. It is a symbol of love from the Vietnamese people for president Ho Chi Minh. It is surrounded by greenery and a couple of pretty benches, becomes alive with soft lights and musicians in the evening, and scenic attraction ideal for unwinding after a long day.
Where is Ho Chi Minh Statue and how to get there?
Ho Chi Minh Statue is located in front of Saigon’s People’s Committee Building in Nguyen Hue walking street of District 1. The statue is a 7.2-meter-long bronze symbolizing the lasting affection and respect Vietnamese for their founding father.
Ho Chi Minh Status is at the end of Nguyen Hue Street, which is at the intersection of Le Tranh Ton Street, Pasteur Street, Dong Khoi Street, and Ly Ty Trong Street.
- If you are at any tourist attractions in District 1 like Reunification Palace, Notre Dame Cathedral, or Saigon Post Office, you can easily get a local taxi or an Uber to visit the Ho Chi Minh statue. It takes only a 5 – 10 minutes ride. For a cheaper option, you can take Ben Thanh bus which is around 5.000 VND
- If you stay in Rex or at City Hall, you can easily walk to Ho Chi Minh statue.
- It takes around 30minutes to drive if you are at Tan Son Nhat airport.
The history of Ho Chi Minh Statue in Saigon
Ho Chi Minh Statue was designed by Vietnamese painter and sculptor Lam Quang Noi. The statue sits on a 2.7-meter base, nearly double that of its predecessor which has since been moved to the HCMC Children’s House.
The new President Ho Chi Minh Statue replaced the older statue called “Uncle Ho and Children” representing the seated leader with a young girl beside him which stood on the site for 25 years. It was inaugurated in May 2015 to commemorate the revolutionary leader’s 125th birthday.
A number of high-ranking officials joined the inaugural event where Party chief Nguyen Phu Trong commended the local government for launching the statue on schedule, adding that “the building of the statue is a symbol of the city people’s eternal love for the founding father,” wrote the paper. Since then, the statue has become a must-see place, a popular destination to take photos for both locals and tourists visiting the square.