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History Museum, Ho Chi Minh City

(3.7/5 based on 650+ 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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  • It was part of a cruise shore excursion that we came to visit here. There are many stuff on display related to the history of Vietnam. You will need to be guided to understand the displays/statues and...  more »
  • VDN 15,000 entry fee plus VDN 20,000 for photo permit but nothing worth photographing. Note the classic french window handles and the pair of glasses, marching compass and fly-damaged black and white ...  more »
  • Knowing the history of the Viet Nam and served on a sightseeing tour. It was not a place number for a long time, including just how to exhibit.
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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.