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Ho Chi Minh Museum, Hanoi

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Hailed as one of the nation's most resourceful museums, Ho Chi Minh Museum elaborates the life the Vietnamese Communist revolutionary leader. Opened in 1990, the complex houses a collection of artifacts and memorabilia divided into chronological topics, painting a portrait of the man who led Vietnam to its independence. As you progress from one topic to another, you'll learn about Ho Chi Minh's upbringing, youth, education, fight for a unified nation and release from colonial bondage, and posthumous influence. Take a guided tour to acquire more details and hear interesting trivia about one of Vietnam's most prominent political figures. To visit Ho Chi Minh Museum and other attractions in Hanoi, use our Hanoi route planner .
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  • I really wanted to learn more about Ho Ch Mihn, but I learned more from other aspects of my trip than the museum. The layout is confusing and a lot of the time you wonder how exhibits are connected to...  more »
  • I definitely recommend popping in to this museum on the grounds of the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum. It offers a very propaganda-driven viewpoint of the revolution and is fascinating to see the historic conn...  more »
  • Different point of view presented. Only some of the signage is in English. But worth seeing if you have time.  more »
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  • Long queues but it moves quickly....about 40 minutes worth. Avoid the tourist shop/cafe on the right as you leave. Worst coffee ever! The viewing was respectful and interesting. The museum is certainly worth seeing to update knowledge of Vietnam history.
  • 40,000 VND per entry. 3 levels of exhibits. But because we went a bit too late, at 11.30pm, we were chased out after viewing only one level of exhibits as they were going for lunch at 12pm. Pretty disappointed. But that one level of exhibits that we have viewed is really interesting because it has quite a fair bit of Ho Chi Minh's writings and recordings of his experience in English. There were only some exhibits that did not have any English translation but that's only about 10% of them.
  • One and a half hours queuing...worth the effort if you want to understand. Lovely peaceful grounds in rhe midst of Hanoi. Need to visit with a guide.
  • It's 40k VND for an adult which isn't too expensive, plus it's air conditioned! The exhibits are an interesting balance of artistic and informative, but it's over very quickly. Probably only takes 30 minutes to see everything
  • Beautiful place. Be careful of taking pictures. The guards are not very friendly

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