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History Museum, Ho Chi Minh City
(3.6/5 based on 600+ reviews on the web)
Explore the vast heritage of ancient civilizations at History Museum, housing an impressive collection of artifacts from Neolithic to Cham, Khmer, and Vietnamese. Telling stories of Vietnam's past with exhibits from all periods, the museum showcases ornate robes, Hindu carvings, and stone Buddhist sculptures. The highlights in this exquisite 1929 Indochinese building include valuable relics rescued from Angkor Wat, early Neolithic tools and ceramic vases, and a mummified body of a woman who died in 1869. A model Stone Age village, plus colonial era and revolutionary-period armorials testify to Vietnam's tumultuous and complex past. Put History Museum and other Ho Chi Minh City attractions into our Ho Chi Minh City vacation generator, and watch your holiday take shape.
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  • Few places like these leave you upset. It is not suitable for people with more emotional; is a compendium distressing the horrors of war. There is a gallery of photos of maimed, burned by napalm and tortured really unsettling. On the back of the Museum there is a model of the Tiger cages, cages with no ceiling
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  • 其實越南有很多有趣的文化,也不乏精緻的文物,但是這些好像經過這些年的動盪,好東西都在外國收藏家手上,整個博物館最精采的部分應該是從柬埔寨幹來的文物…不過裡面居然有水上木偶,裡面還很好笑,他的場次是要滿20人才進行表演的,一開始我們搞不清楚情況..英國人很熱情的和我們說明要湊滿20人,並招呼我們,可是等滿20人後,有日本人來..我有聽到他小聲地說,不要和他們說…..水上木偶還不錯啦 
  • Check out htis small but well formed museum. Built in the traditional style with air wells and broad verandahs , surrounding a central, well shaded square. This is a cool spot in the heart of the city...  more »
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  • This is a deeply fascinating, if a little dusty, tour through Vietnam's history. A remarkable story, and even though the presentation is particularly dull here, the story itself is so interesting. Worth an hour of your time.
  • Good exhibits, nice cafe nearby. Entered through the back entrance (lol) so had to do the museum in reverse. Some of the exhibits explanations felt a bit dated but overall I enjoyed the visit.
  • Nice museum, gives you a good overview of Vietnamese history with texts both in English and French. Don't forget to ask for the water puppets show if you haven't had the chance to see the one in the golden dragon theatre
  • im rea dissappinted
  • Some lovely Buddhist and Hindu sculpture. The prehistoric stuff could do with a bit of an update though. Quiet.