Just 45km from the central city of Vinh, Sen village is located in Kim Lien commune, Nam Dan district, Nghe An province. The village is the birthplace of the late president Ho Chi Minh.
Like other normal rural villages in Vietnam, Sen village, also called Kim Lien village, is quite tranquil, peaceful and poetic with green bamboo, public well, temple' ground where festivals or crucial occasions of the village taking place.
Sen Village- Nghe An
Travelers in Vietnam tourism come to this village mostly to visit the house where Uncle Ho has grown up before he traveled abroad the find the way to rescue Vietnam from colonization. The house was built by donation and effort of local residents in 1901 to celebrate high result in national examination of Uncle Ho's father Nguyen Sinh Sac. It has been preserved with almost original structure and design, with all simple objects of a Confucianism family like traditional brushes or ink boxes, and popular items that can be seen in any house in rural area such as bamboo mat, trays or rice mortar. Around the house is a lush garden with numerous green plants, including many souvenir trees grown by guests who have visited this place.
Sen village was recognised as one of the national cultural historical relics by the Ministry of Culture and Information (now the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism) in 1979.
Kim Lien relic complex in Sen village
Incense offering at the Ho Chi Minh Memorial House
The banyan tree and the playground where uncle Ho met villagers during his visits to
his native place in 1957 and 1961
The hibiscus hedge
A garden in front of Nguyen Sinh Sac’s thatched cottage
The board of honour granted by King Thanh Thai to Nguyen Sinh Sac in 1901
when he graduated as the second best examinee