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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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  • Not quite sure how to describe this museum, it is a bit of a mish mash in terms of its collection and its set up with no clear flow. Lovely building though. As a previous reviewer said the building ap...  more »
  • The entree is 15000vnd or 1 USD. If you don't know the history, it may be time wasted for you. One thing I experienced is that many of the museums close during lunch time sometime between 11am to 1:30...  more »
  • This is a museum with very little logic and is really quiet poor. However the building itself is lovely, and when we visited 2 wedding parties were using the staircases and rooms as a backdrop for pho...  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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