Presidential Palace in Ha Noi is a three-storey structure located on Hung Vuong Street and Hoang Van Thu Street on the north of Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum. The designs of this palace were conceived by Auguste Henri Vildieu, a French architecture officially appointed for Viet Nam.
From 1901-1906, the mustard-yellow palace was built by the French colonialists, as a palace of the General Indochina Governor. It has a special typical French structure and architecture. Since 1954, the Vietnamese Government took over this Palace to house the President. History says that Ho Chi Minh denied staying in it when he returned to independent Viet Nam after defeating the French in 1954. He rather began staying in a mere cottage within the premises of the palace from 1954 to 1958. Thus it has been used as the Presidential Palace for high-ranking level diplomatic meetings.
The list also includes Presidential Palace, Warsaw, Poland; Belém Palace, Lisbon, Portugal; Palácio da Alvorada, Brasilia, Brazil; Élysée Palace, Paris, France; Presidential Palace of Suriname, Paramaribo, Suriname; Presidential Palace, Ha Noi, Viet Nam; Kremlin, Moscow, Russia; Palace of Turkish President, Ankara, Turkey; White House, Washington D.C., the U.S.A.; Prague Castle, Prague, the Czech Republic; ellevue Palace, Berlin, Germany; Akorda Presidential Palace, Astana, Kazakhstan; Hofburg Palace, Vienna, Austria.