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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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  • Average place to visit if you like early history. Good to learn about the early days of Vietnam through artifacts on display but it got a tadd boring after awile. Def no photographing, but I did see a...  more »
  • Strangely this Museum and many other attractions open at 07.00 or 08.00 but close again at 11.00 for a 2 hour break re-opening at 13.00 until 17.00. Strange to us but no doubt very civilised for the s...  more »
  • We spent the afternoon at the museum when visiting the Botanical Gardens and waiting to see the water puppet show. This museum could use a good renovation to make it truly great to show off the intere...  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.