Ho Chi Minh Museum Bảo tàng Hồ Chí Minh, Ho Chi Minh City

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Explore Saigon’s revolutionary past at Ho Chi Minh Museum Bảo tàng Hồ Chí Minh, an stately arched French colonial style building with two dragons on its roof. Built in 1863 as the former seat of a French cruiser company, the museum details the period in 1911 when young Ho Chi Minh started working for a French steamship. See a model of Admiral Latouche Treville ship and an impressive collection of photograph, documents and artifacts describing the life of the future Vietnamese leader. Get a sweeping view of the Saigon River and check out the statues and conserved artillery pieces in a lovely garden overlooking the river. Ho Chi Minh Museum Bảo tàng Hồ Chí Minh 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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  • Unless you're a fan of the uncle Ho (also there is a room in the Museum homage to him), this museum does not understand his philosophical journey and political
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  • Excellent museum recounting mostly the life of uncle Ho as he was nicknamed. Also the history of his efforts to liberate Vietnam from colonial powers and invasions, during the so many wars in indo Chi...  more »
  • I ran across this museum because I am taking a boat to Vung Tau and the port is right next to it. A lot of revolutionary artifacts and displays. Good amount of English signs and explanations. I didn't...  more »
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  • It's a living reminiscence of years of struggle and an exhibition of how a vibrant culture and the nation came to be. (It's about history, its should be more than jut 5 stars.)
  • Be aware of the coconut water seller outside the museum! He is taking the advantage of foreigh tourist due to unfamiliarity on their local currency. Open up the coconut without asking by us and forcing us to drink it. Thereafter, collecting payment for up to 10 times of a normal price of the coconut water. Hope the authorities could take action against the liar.
  • Rich with culture and history. The war is inevitably featured because it can't not be but the museum gives a full sense of Vietnamese life throughout history. I particularly like the wedding room.
  • Very nice exhibition to learn more about the history of this wonderful historical city of Saigon. By the time I visited this place one of the exhibition room is not open. It's wonderful and hope that the management of the museum can make sure all this museum will always have their exhibition open to visitors. I wish to visit again to this museum and want to see some improvement. Good job, love it!
  • Nothing much except showcase of the extravagant lifestyle of the former president and his family before South Vietnam fell to the hands of the communist party. The former presidential palace has more than 100 rooms but only some are opened for viewing. Part of the palace was also the war command room and has many old communication machines on display. Quite an interesting museum but you need to have a guide to explain what you are seeing.

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