Ho Chi Minh City Museum, Ho Chi Minh City

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Learn more about the city at Ho Chi Minh City Museum, a neoclassical museum with historical exhibitions and archeological artifacts. Built in 1885, the structure was originally operated as the Gia Long Palace. After taking in the building's architecture, head inside to see displays about local independence, city maps, and artwork. Below the museum lies a system of concrete bunkers where President Diem and his brother hid out in 1963. After touring inside, check out the American-built fighter jet used to bomb the presidential palace in 1975, which is exhibited in the museum's gardens. Ho Chi Minh City Museum is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our custom trip planner, Ho Chi Minh City Edition.
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  • Small museum with a rather disorganized layout. Some nice displays (including a full room on coins and bank notes) and many of the exhibits have some English explanations. There are some rooms *e.g. o...  more »
  • The door ticket is very, very cheap, the adult only three Vietnamese dong. The classic architectural view of the exhibition is also very good, and it's really nice compared to the museums you've seen all over the world. The building is well suited to the photo.
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  • Cheap entry. Nice building. Particularly liked the hallway on the lowest floor. Felt disjointed both in and between the rooms/exhibitions. A lot of things were donations which are not felt important, "this is the right person object was vacuous X". No understanding of why this object was important or who the person who bestowed it was. Some photos emerged in several places. It helped that there was continuous.
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  • Very interesting exhibition, it is need to be visited for sure if you are traveling in Saigon. Building old and seems even windows here are exhibits and that's cool some how. 4 star because no AC, but exhibition Small and can take 1 hours that's offset even the lack of ac
  • Awesome exhibition. Definitely worth a visit when coming to HCM City! It tells the story of how Vietnam became what it is today. Growing up in a different country than my parents, this visit felt very special. I can totally recommend. There is also a little souvenir shop ran by a very friendly lady.
  • Quite informative and interesting with all the exhibits. I enjoyed visiting this place. In fact the building architecture is quite nice. But visit there once is enough.
  • For a grand palace the museum exhibits are average and quite tacky. I would describe it as "low-budget", an overseas archaeological antiques store I know has a more interesting collection of historical southern Vietnamese artefacts. Bring insect repellent because there are mosquitos in here. I expected more cultural information on Saigon and the southern region, but it was just lacking. But it isn't to say that they didn't have information about the development of Saigon, it's archaeology, flora and fauna and culture but the war and revolutionary sections had a greater abundance of specimens. They had missed a great opportunity to showcase the fine art and crafts of the region. In the same vein, if you are a military and war history buff, that section will be a little more appealing, though some specimens don't have an English translation so if you don't speak Vietnamese you'd have to guess.
  • I've been in worse museums, but this was not expected. I wanted this to be amazing, and from the outside it certainly looked it! It's got nearly a whole floor dedicated to 'killing americans' in the war, but I wanted more from the Vietnamese long and rich history. The ground floor starts well and has some history of Saigon/HCM but not much detail. Incredibly cheap entry though.

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