President Ho Chi Minh lived in Ho Chi Minh City for nine months before embarking on his journey abroad for national salvation in 1911. The house he lived in, at 5 Chau Van Liem street, Ward 14, District 5, has been officially recognized as a national historical relic. President Ho Chi Minh’s items are showcased at the memorial house The house was once the headquarters of the Lien Thanh Society – a group of intellectual merchants who sponsored contemporary patriotic movements. In September, 1910, with the help of the Lien Thanh Society, Ho Chi Minh, who was using the name Nguyen Van Ba at the time, left Phan Thiet for Sai Gon, now Ho Chi Minh City, where he lived in the Society’s headquarters complex until his departure. During his nine-month stay, Nguyen Van Ba earned his living as a mechanic and newspaper hawker at a commercial port in District 5 while studying the patriotic movements of southern workers. To search for a way to liberate his country, in June, 1911, Nguyen Van Ba embarked from Nha Rong wharf on a ship named Latouche Treville as a cook’s helper. Part of the old headquarters complex in Chau Van Liem street… Read full this story
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