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History Museum, Ho Chi Minh City

Categories: History Museums, Museums
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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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  • A beautiful building with many many exhibits. Interesting place with period architecture neatly tucked in near the botanical garden/zoo, cheap entrance and can be managed with them as well. Unless one...  read more »
  • The museum highlights briefly the history of Viet Nam. In addition, they also (at the end) an antique collection of influential Vietnamese.
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  • The Museum will be interesting to fans of history and culture. Personally I am not impressed, but there are interesting historical facts. Rooms a bit, so don't spend a lot of time visiting.
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  • im rea dissappinted
  • From the central lobby of the museum, there are 5 routes of visiting to get the general knowledges about history of Vietnam (from Stone Age until nowaday). 2 of the most attractive artifacts for me are: Buddha with 1000 hands - 1000 eyes and the mummy Xóm Cải which found from the old coffin from outskirt of Saigon. This building is also one of the famous Indochine architectural buildings built in the French colony period.
  • Low entrance price and great exhibit. Pay 50,000 more to see the 40 minute water puppet show.
  • Shows the history of Vietnam from way back to the stoneage. Has nice displays of all sorts of stuff. The museum is not too big, which is nice!
  • I would recommend a little more of organization or more explanation when you enter in every room, kind of an introduction to the different expositions. But overall I consider it to be a must see when in HCMC
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