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Ho Chi Minh Fine Arts Museum‎, Ho Chi Minh City
(3.7/5 based on 550+ reviews on the web)
Examine a vast collection of Vietnamese art along with Cham, Khmer, and Indian objects at Ho Chi Minh Fine Arts Museum‎. Set inside a French colonial villa, the three-story museum features historical relics created between the 7th and 17th centuries, as well as contemporary works of art designed by prominent foreign artists and Vietnam's ethnic groups. Inspect silk, lacquer, and woodcut paintings made in Hàng Trống, Kim Hoàng, and Đông Hồ styles. Observe the paintings, sketches, and statues that focus on the nation's fight for independence and resistance against colonial rulers. The museum lacks proper maintenance, so expect insufficient lighting and air-conditioning. Add Ho Chi Minh Fine Arts Museum‎ and other attractions to your Ho Chi Minh City trip itinerary using our Ho Chi Minh City travel itinerary maker.
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  • It is best to have the hotel write the address of where you want to go. Otherwise there is a good chance that one is not understood 
  • Impressive museum Oriental and Western city architecture was designed in 1929 by the French architect Rivera 
  • One of the rare art and historical places in town where it's not crowded and you can almost always grab some tranquility for yourself walking inside the huge once-private villa by considered the riche...  more »
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  • A very depressing place. No smiles. The art is almost all "struggle-inspired". No pieces from prior to 1975. Poorly lit and not very clean.
  • Cheap entry ticket and 3 floors in the main building of modern art on different medium, including traditional Vietnamese lacquer, canvas and watercolours. Most of the work is from the revolutionary period. It's nice to visit at the end of the day when the air isn't as hot, or during rain when the breeze in the corridors is stronger.
  • The villa was a great to immerge myself into art gallery. However, the decoration exterior as well as inside the hall way are still poor
  • Low on frills, but high on accessibility. The building is lovely and historic...and haunted! Definitely worth an afternoon if you want to see some local art. Don't try to compare it to the Louvre.
  • Many precious and sentimental artworks by Vietnamese artists could be appreciated. The 3 buildings themselves are interesting also