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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. Put Ho Chi Minh Museum into our Hanoi travel itinerary maker and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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  • August 16, 2017
    If you read about Vietnam, about its culture and history, I'm sure you'll know Ho Chi Minh - the Great Uncle of all Vietnamese people, who led Vietnamese army against the French and American, then bro...  more »
  • August 14, 2017
    There was a lot in this museum- unfortunately I couldn't understand much of what I was looking at. This took away from the value for me and I only spent a short time walking through.  more »
  • August 13, 2017
    Nice museum inside - as in it is decorated nicely and feels spacious with nice aesthetic. However, it wasn't really that informative, and felt sparse.  more »
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  • June 15, 2017
    This museum, dedicated to the life of Ho Chi Minh, is quite strange. While most of the museum tells the story of his life chronologically, some of the exhibits do not make sense- or at least when translated into English. It feels more propagandist than informative.
  • June 19, 2017
    Visited the museum on a 9am Sunday. Saw the VERY long queue to the HCM mausoleum and decided to skip it. People are actually queuing in drizzling rain. Not much translation inside the museum. Mostly in Vietnamese. There are some pages of HCM's diary while he was in prison. Didn't know he can write in Chinese until I saw pages of his diary.
  • June 30, 2017
    Extremely modern museum -particularly compared to the others in Vietnam. Not sure the public understood the messages the museum intended to transmit, but that adds to its surreal feel.
  • May 25, 2017
    Disappointed with this museum. There was very limited English translation, so I couldn't understand much. Felt like a waste of 40,000 VND. When I asked the staff why there wasn't more translation they said because there's too much text...really? A museum that's dedicated to the Father of Vietnam in the country's capital got lazy??
  • June 3, 2017
    get ready for a super crazy long queue, might juz because we visit on sunday, we started queue around 2hrs from outside the gate to mausoleum; ho chi minh's body was well preserved, quite stunning until u see it

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