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FITO Museum, Ho Chi Minh City

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Visit FITO Museum to examine a collection of almost 3,000 items related to Vietnamese medical practice, with some artifacts dating all the way back to the Stone Age. The exhibited implements used for medical purposes include knives, grinders, pots, and jars, as well as characteristic household objects such as scales, cabinets, teapots, and ceramics. As you roam the traditionally designed museum, notice the preserved old books and documents regarding the history of Vietnamese medicine. Besides asking employees for more details, you can also watch an informative documentary about the evolution of Vietnam's traditional medicine. Using our international travel planner, Ho Chi Minh City attractions like FITO Museum can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • The guide’s English was good and I enjoyed the tour they gave. There was a lot of interesting things to see in the museum and it was also a beautiful building. As with most museums in Vietnam it is bi...  more »
  • A very typical traditional House... all wooden. Statues and sculptures everywhere. A nice garden on the roof also. And on the side of medicine, vials, bottles, ingredients, books,... everything is there. A 12-minute film about explains the Vietnamese approach to medicine. A tea is offered at the end of the visit, and products are on sale (teas, SALVES,...). I would say that we have made this group visit on an organised trip.
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  • This is a beautiful old doctors House that was moved from Hanoi to Saigon. You gets to meet the pharmaceutical knowledge of the Vietnamese over time. Well worth the effort.
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