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Ho Chi Minh City Museum

65 Lý Tự Trọng, Bến Nghé, Quận 1, Hồ Chí Minh, Vietnam


About Ho Chi Minh City Museum

A former European style palace converted into a museum. Hosts numerous local artefacts, as well as holds collections that detail the geography as well as the commercial significance of Hoch Chi Minh city. There is an underground bunker and tunnel that the visitors could also explore.

Attractions near Ho Chi Minh City Museum

Ho Chi Minh City Opera House0.39km from Ho Chi Minh City Museum

Built in 1897 by French architect Eugène Ferret, the 500 seat building was used as the home of the Lower House assembly of South Vietnam after 1956. It was again used as a theatre from 1975, and restored in 1995.

Notre Dame Cathedral of Saigon0.43km from Ho Chi Minh City Museum

Established by French colonists who initially named it L'eglise de Saïgon, the cathedral was constructed between 1863 and 1880. The name Notre-Dame Cathedral has been used since 1959. It has two bell towers, reaching a height of 58 meters (190 feet). All the original building materials were imported from France and the cathedral foundation was designed to bear ten times the weight of the cathedral.

Saigon Central Post Office0.44km from Ho Chi Minh City Museum

A post office known for its Gothic, Renaissance and French influences. The building was constructed when Vietnam was part of French Indochina in the late 19th century. It is adorned with a most artistic façade, and is particularly well laid out and well equipped.

Ben Thanh Market0.45km from Ho Chi Minh City Museum

A large market place in central Hoh Chi Minh City, popular for handicrafts, textiles, souvenirs and local food.

Independence Palace0.48km from Ho Chi Minh City Museum

Also known as Reunification Palace, it was the home and workplace of the President of South Vietnam during the Vietnam War. It was the site of the end of the Vietnam War during the Fall of Saigon on 30 April 1975, when a North Vietnamese army tank crashed through its gates.

Hồ Chí Minh City Museum of Fine Arts0.68km from Ho Chi Minh City Museum

One of the largest fine arts centers of Vietnam. The museum focuses on collecting, keeping, preserving and displaying fine artworks typical of Vietnamese people, especially Ho Chi Minh City and the South. It comprises three floors of exhibition space.

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Ho Chi Minh City, also known by its former name of Saigon is the most populous city in Vietnam with a population of 8.4 million. It is the financial centre of Vietnam and a major air travel gateway to Vietnam.

What visitors say about Ho Chi Minh City Museum

Claudia LB
Claudia LB
Jan 2020
Ein wunderbares Museum mit sehr schönem Garten. Die Geschichte von Ho Chi Min City wird an Hand von Exponaten und plastischen Szenen aus dem Alltagsleben dargestellt. Wegen der pompösen Räume und Säle dient es als Fotokulisse für Fotografen und Brautpaare.
This building was previously a palace. The museum is very informative about the city of Ho Chi Minh City- its history, geography, industrial growth, all are covered here. It also has a collection of a lot of artifacts and painting and one of the most interesting area in the building was an underground bunker. The building looks like a mini place and a lot of newly engaged were seen here taking their wedding photos. I guess the place is Instagram worthy!