Here, nowadays, the local authorities are keeping the
house which reminds of the time when Uncle Ho lived and studied there as well as the
exhibits of his childhood in Duong No.
No village now belongs to Phu Duong
Commune, Phu Vang District, Thua Thien Hue Province. The village is situated on the Hue -
Thuan An road, about 8 km from the city. This is a village founded by Vietnamese people a
long time ago. Some centuries ago, Duong No was already a rich and busy village and was
the land with the literature and military tradition. The village temple was built early
with a huge and striking design reflecting itself in Pho Loi Ha canal, its beautiful and
majestic architecture, a typical vestige of a Vietnamese traditional village style.
In 1898, Nguyen Sinh Huy (the father of
Uncle Ho) was in
vited by Nguyen Viet Tuyen, an official of
the Law Ministry to come from Duong No village to teach his children to prepare for the
exam in the province. At that time the little boy Nguyen Sinh Cung (Uncle Ho's name then)
followed his father to Duong No village.
He began to study Chinese here with the
pupils of his father. Mr. Huy and his son were given a five-room house (three rooms and
two wings) to use as a place to live and to teach the pupils by the family of Mr. Nguyen
Van Do. Cung lived with his father at Duong No until 1900. When Mr. Huy had to go to Thanh
Hoa to receive the position of a supervisor of the Ancient Examination of the province,
Cung returned to the city to live with his mother, Mrs Hoang Thi Loan at 112 Mai Thuc Loan
The House at Duong No village was built
facing the Southeast. Later on, the house was burnt. Mr Do had one room and two wings
rebuilt. After 1975, our country was reunified, the local people have preserved and
restored this house following the former architecture so that it can be used as a place of
memory, which shows the high esteem and admiration of the people to the great leader of
Nowadays, when tourists come to Duong No,
they will not only be able to see the house which preserves many souvenirs of the
childhood of Uncle Ho during the years he lived here, the river, the boat landing, Am Ba
temple, the first-seven-family worshipping house of the village. They are the places where
Uncle Ho used to come to study and to play with his friends...
The childhood when he lived in Hue is an important period of
development Uncle Ho's personality.