Museum of Ho Chi Minh City: A Photo Guide On What To See In This Historic Museum

Wednesday, May 11, 2016 0 Comments

Museum of Ho Chi Minh City

Convinced of Vietnam’s historical potential, you’re bound to search Saigon for another humbling museum that can shed more inspiration to why it is a good city in Asia to visit. Seen at the book corner side of Lý Tự Trọng and Nam Kỳ Khởi Nghĩa streets, the two hectares Ho Chi Minh City Museum or Gia Long Palace is one excellent museum that encompasses a lot of historical and culturual insights about Vietnam.

At first, you would possibly mistaken this as the War Remnants Museum, because not only does it have an uncanny resemblance of the museum's entrance – seeing all the military hardwares jets and tanks, it also is at a corner side of one of the busy streets in Vietnam's capital. But with a closer look, you’ll noticed the French Indochina infusions around the building's exteriors. It's unusually cool and clean compared to other musuems in Vietnam and only distinctive to the Ho Chi Minh City Museum.

Inside, you’ll be surprised to discover that the HCMC Museum has well preserved archaeological artefacts, ceramics, coins and currencies, uniforms, timeworn city maps and displays on the marriage traditions of its various ethnicities. The domineering museum staircase, with a beautiful balcony just at the further tip of the apex is also an indoor highlight.

The Museum of Ho Chi Minh City is one of the very few museums in Vietnam that covers and is capable of pulling of excellent exhibitions, collections, and activities such as conferences, special events, social activities, and topical talks. It’s certainly one of the first must visit museums when in Vietnam.

Address: 65 Ly Tu Trong, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City
Opening Hours: Daily 8:00 am – 5:00 pm


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