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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 online itinerary creator, Ho Chi Minh City Edition.
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  • Some interesting artifacts and nice gardens. Some american weaponry including a tank, hue helicopter and aircraft taken and used by the vietnamese during the war. Can also go down into underground bun...  more »
  • Some nice displays giving information on this lovely cities history. Well worth a visit to get an insight on its past. 
  • Housed in a beautiful but somewhat rundown building the museum has varied exhibits including Vietnamese history, modern industry, currency, costume and geography. A good general overview of Vietnam fo...  more »
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  • It is a place to go in case you are interested in the history of the Saigon city and how it has come up from ancient Chinese province to today's Ho Chi Minh City. Also, the buidling which was built by French architect has been maintained good. All in all, it will take your one hour to go through the entire museum, provided you are not into the serious note-taking kind of stuff.. :)
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  • this place has a very beautiful stair way that make it famous and many couple want to come here to take a picture for their wedding.
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