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

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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  • The city centre is within walking distance of up to a local attraction on the river bank. The entrance is free (even were not many, dare I say more, that very few of them) If you have been here you have a man you might want to check out. A little place in history.
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  • It's good history lesson and remembrance of the past. Or maybe not. A nice building to the Saigon river and some nice relicts. An interesting Museum, 's got a little old times in Poland. Even a slice for the Vatican and an evening with the 1969 year you can see in the display case.
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  • The Museum is located in District 4 but next District 1, right on the banks of the Saigon River should come to this very cool and comfortable. The museum displays quite beautiful, there are many topics to visiting, charismatic, attractive presentation. Here you should enter the room Uncle Ho Memorial to burn incense in memory of Uncle thanks for our nation! Arriving on the Tet occasion quite Eastern, however, people also need to note the Museum did not work Monday or Tuesday is something!
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  • I really appreciated the Vietnamese artistry on painting, sculpture and overall craftsmanship through this museum. The building was not very well laid out though. Unlike typical muaeums where wayfinding generally leads you in a thematic/chronological order, here there is only one entry and exit for each theme. There are 3 buildings but only bldgs 1 (paintings) and 3 (sculptures, ceramics, etc) are open at the moment. Thoroughly enjoyed the smaller (but more interesting) collection in bldg 3.
  • Mix of fiction, mislead and propaganda. All this place tell you a legend of a man. You know that legend means things that never existed.
  • Place to learn about the history of Ho Chi Minh's departure from Saigon on a French ship. Price for adult (foreigners and citizens) is roughly 10 cents; free entry for kids and students. Building has 2 floors, with detailed layouts, starting from 1890 to 1975. Each section themed by period of time (eg. 1890 to 1910, 1910 to 1930,...). The harbor is adjacent to the Saigon river, with panoramic view of the city. This place also has a lot of trees, flowers and plants decoration.
  • Nice place with a beautiful garden. Basically this place shows the history of Saigon and the hardwork of Mr Ho Chi Minh. Most exhibits are in photographs. Good place to visit if you are interested in history. There's a coffee shop behind the building. During the time I went there, the toilet didn't have water supply.
  • A historical place to learn about Vietnamese and Ho Chi Minh the President. This location has a beautiful view by Saigon river. Worth every money you spend :)
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