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Kim Lien relic site: Discover the hometown of President Ho Chi Minh

05/01/2024 5.243

Kim Lien relic site not only invites visitors to explore the formative years of Ho Chi Minh but also offers a moment of tranquility within peaceful landscapes.

Kim Lien relic

Nestled in the tranquil landscapes of Nghe An Province, Kim Lien relic site holds the profound legacy of President Ho Chi Minh. It offers visitors a poignant glimpse into the life and early years of this iconic figure.

1. Location and opening hours of Kim Lien relic site

Established in 1956, Kim Lien relic site serves as a repository for numerous documents, artifacts, and spaces depicting President Ho Chi Minh's formative years and his two visits back to his hometown. It comprises Hoang Tru Village, Sen Village, and many other sites such as Chung Son Temple and the tomb of Hoang Thi Loan (Uncle Ho’s mother).

  • Location: Kim Lien Commune, Nam Dan District, Nghe An Province, Vietnam
  • Opening hours:
    • Summer: 7:00 AM - 11:30 AM | 1:30 PM - 5:00 PM
    • Winter: 7:30 AM - 12:00 PM | 1:30 PM - 5:00 PM

>>> Read more: Who is Ho Chi Minh: Facts about Vietnam’s beloved leader

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2. How to get to Kim Lien relic site?

To reach the relic site, you can choose from various transportation options available, including cars, buses, trains, or motorbikes. For those prefer riding private vehicles, first make your way to Vinh City. Then, follow National Road 46 until you reach the kilometer-13 milestone. Make a left turn and continue for approximately 1 kilometer to reach the relic site.

>>> Get more insights into Ho Chi Minh’s body before embarking on a journey to his homeland!

3. Must-see attractions in Kim Lien Special National Relic Site

3.1. Sen Village

Sen Village (or Kim Lien Village) is a picturesque village that has been meticulously preserved since the 20th century, portraying the timeless beauty ingrained in Vietnam's traditional culture. Like many villages across Vietnam, this village exudes a simple yet profound charm. Adorned with numerous lotus ponds, it comprises various significant sites that will give you deeper insights into Ho Chi Minh’s paternal homeland. Among these, an unmissable place is the house of Nguyen Sinh Sac (Uncle Ho’s father). This house has precious artifacts like wooden beds, chests, a two-compartment wooden cabinet, and a black-lacquered wooden tray. Moreover, it has a corner dedicated to the worship of Hoang Thi Loan, the beloved wife of Mr. Nguyen Sinh Sac.

Kim Lien relic

3.2. Hoang Tru Village

Only 2 kilometers away from Sen Village is Hoang Tru Village (or Chua Village), President Ho Chi Minh’s maternal homeland. This village has been meticulously preserved, comprising the house of Uncle Ho’s family, the residence of Hoang Xuan Duong (Uncle Ho’s maternal grandfather), and more. It was here that, on the morning of May 19, 1890, Nguyen Sinh Cung (Uncle Ho’s original name) uttered his first cries of life. This traditional thatched-roof house witnessed the love and care bestowed upon the young boy who would shape the destiny of Vietnam. President Ho Chi Minh resided in this village only until the tender age of five, yet the memories of his home remained etched in his mind even after he became the esteemed President.

Kim Lien relic

3.3. Hoang Thi Loan's tomb

Visitors to this sacred site can witness the harmonious blend of architectural splendor and deep-rooted symbolism. The tomb of Hoang Thi Loan not only pays homage to her maternal dedication but also serves as an enduring symbol of reverence, encapsulating the legacy of a woman who profoundly influenced the upbringing of President Ho Chi Minh. The design of the tomb embodies elegance and intimacy, with its intricately-fashioned roof resembling a traditional wooden frame, adorned with six silk strips. These strips evoke memories of her toil, which were proof of her dedication to nurturing her family through arduous times. Behind the tomb, a white stone bas-relief depicts delicate lotus petals, symbolizing the grace of her home and serving as a testament to her character.

Kim Lien relic

3.4. Chung Son Temple

Spanning an impressive area of 83.63 hectares, Chung Son Temple's architectural blueprint ingeniously harmonizes with the natural contours of Chung Mountain. It stands as a vibrant testament to the cultural richness and distinctive identity of Nghe An Province, encapsulating the profound cultural and historical essence of this revered land. This temple comprises various sections, notably featuring the altar dedicated to President Ho Chi Minh, family shrines, drum house, stone fences, and a courtyard adorned with beautiful flowers.

Kim Lien relic

In conclusion, Kim Lien relic site, nestled in the tranquil landscapes of Nghe An Province, stands as a living testament to the enduring legacy of President Ho Chi Minh and the rich history of Vietnam. Every year, this site beckons visitors from all corners of the country to immerse themselves in the humble beginnings of the revered leader. Whether one seeks historical insights, cultural immersion, or simply a moment of reflection amidst tranquil landscapes, Kim Lien relic site remains an invaluable attraction.

Beyond Nghe An Province, Vietnam boasts a myriad of other famous destinations that captivate travelers. Consider visiting HanoiHo Chi Minh CityPhu Quoc, Nha Trang, Hoi An, and Ha Long for diverse experiences during your Vietnam travel.

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