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Visit the unique historical museum at the site of Ho Chi Minh's former house and Duc Thanh School where he taught.
Duc Thanh School in Thanh Duc Hamlet, Number 39, Trung Nhi Street, Phan Thiet City, was built in 1907 by patriotic local scholars who hoped to recreate the success of the Hanoi Free School. It is located near the city market. Nguyen Trong Loi and Nguyen Quy Anh; sons of poet Nguyen Thong managed the school when Ho Chi Minh was present. In 1910, Nguyen Tat Thanh (later President Ho Chi Minh) stayed and taught Chinese, Vietnamese and martial arts to the second class at Duc Thanh School. Subjects at the school also included social and natural sciences, art and physical education. The school had about 60 pupils and 7 teachers. A bookstore was located nearby to support the school and promote reformist ideas.
The Ho Chi Minh Museum was built in 1986 at the site of his former home. It is divided into two parts: the memorial and flower gardens, and the two-storey buildings with showrooms displaying objects that relate to the life of Ho Chi Minh and history of Phan Thiet. It also contains preserved specimens of local wildlife and large squid. The museum is on a lovely spot overlooking the Ca Ty River.