Viet Nam News
HÀ NỘI — House No 48 on Hàng Ngang Street in Hà Nội, where President Hồ Chí Minh wrote the Declaration of Independence that gavebirth to the Democratic Republic of Viet Nam on September 2, 1945, has been listed among the nation’s special historical and cultural sites.
The house, owned by Trịnh Văn Bô, is situated in the Old Quarter. It was President Hồ’s temporary residence on his return from Việt Bắc to Hà Nội in the first days after the 1945 Revolution in August.
The president stayed and worked at this house from August 25 to early September 1945. Along with the Standing Committee of the Party’s Central Committee, the president laid down many important policies on internal and external affairs, and nominated members to the new government.
Documents and original items related to the president’s life and work have been kept at the house.
How it was: House No.48 Hàng Ngang in the past.
The house was recognised by the Ministry of Culture on April 29, 1979, for its cultural and historic value.
Open to visitors from Monday to Friday, House No 48 on Hang Ngang Street is among 14 sites recognised as National Special Relic Sites by the National Council for Cultural Heritage this year.
Kim Liên Pagoda and Dâu Pagoda are the two other sites located in the capital.
Kim Liên Pagoda was built in 1771 during the reign of King Lý Thần Tông in Nghi Tàm Village, Quảng An Ward, Tây Hồ District.
Dâu Pagoda was built in the third century in Gia Phúc Village, Nguyễn Trãi Commune, Thường Tín District. It is famous for being the resting place of two embalmed monks, Vũ Khắc Trường and Vũ Khắc Minh.
So far, some 48 sites from all over the country have been recognised as National Special Relic Sites. — VNS