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 , custom trip planner Edition.
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  • Nice little museum in a beautiful old building. Some interesting things to see. Easy to walk around as not very busy. Worth a visit. Takes about 1hr to see everything.  more »
  • The old building is nice and there were couples there taking professional wedding photos. But the exhibits aren’t very informative, especially if you’ve visited other, better museums in Vietnam. In...  more »
  • I am very fond of museums, so every time I visit another city, I always go to the museum. This place is somewhat old, rusty, crude and hot (lots of sweat!), but if you take a breath, a relaxation and a time, it is good to visit museum. Many visitors complain about hot weather. Yes, It is hot in tropical city. We should understand its climate. If you cannot, you may go to the modern building, shopping center. Anyway, it was beautiful time for me in this museum. It may takes over two or three hours to enjoy entire exhibits. Please plan to compose your schedule, your energy, your mood. Remember, the trip is always yours, not others.
  • It’s nice but I don’t think it’s worth your while if you only have few days in Saigon. Give a brief story about the city, but nothing much. seems that the gallery director is uninspired.
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