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

Categories: History Museums, Museums
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3.1/5 based on 65 reviews on the web
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. Arrange to visit Ho Chi Minh Museum Bảo tàng Hồ Chí Minh and other attractions in Ho Chi Minh City using our Ho Chi Minh City trip itinerary maker.
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  • While this museum is small, it is a must visit on a trip to Ho Chi Minh City. There are lots of pictures and plenty of English text. 
  • If not because we are going to take ferry to Vung Tau, I don even know there is such a museum in Ho Chi Minh City. This museum is next to Saigon Port, it exhibits the life of Mr Ho Chi Minh, mainly pr...  read more »
  • Place is interesting - looks like an old grand house converted into a museum. Costs 15000 VTD to enter, plus 5000 more if you wish to take pictures. You will learn a lot of interesting facts about HCM...  read more »
  • Definitely worth a visit, complete history of Ho Chi MInh early life and his time in France. Entrance fee is very cheap and there is a nice little cafe at the riverside end of the building.
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  • History place well known as the port that Uncle Ho took the ship and begin his journey.
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  • During thr Vietnam War -1968-1970 - the "museum" was used as an operations base for TMA-MACV. Basically, the operations related to incoming cargo that was sent throughout the southern region of Vietnam. The first floor were large, open offices; the second floor was the special offices for movement of cargo and the third floor was had a "secret" meeting room where there was much talk about what the military needed in the way of materials and how fast we could get it to the various units in the area. At the very top, beneath the large dragon that overlooked the river, was a communication post -I can still hear the clacking of the teletypes with their frantic messages. The outside balcony that circled the top of the building was used as a guard post and at night from our third floor perch we could hear but hardly see the activity of various people -some enemy, some civilians smuggling goods in and out of the city. The building was also used by the Japanese in WW2 and they left behind some markings on the wall which seemed ironical.One occupier after the other! I often wondered who would come after us! The building, however, was a marvelous villa with French and Chinese architectural touches. Since there was no air conditioning, I loved the large open windows where in the middle-of- night was cool air and silence made me feel like the war was very far away. One night a rocket landed in the front of the compound. The noise and the physical shock woke me from my solitude and safety. I vibration was such I thought my skin was flying off. Nevertheless, I would love to return and visit that spot where my sarcastic youth was transformed into reminiscent manhood.
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