8 Museums in Ho Chi Minh City that you should visit - With photos & details

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8 Museums to explore in Ho Chi Minh City

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.

Cu Chi TunnelsTL15, Phú Hiệp, Củ Chi, Hồ Chí Minh 733814, Vietnam

An immense network of connecting tunnels that are part of a much larger network of tunnels that underlie much of Vietnam. The Củ Chi tunnels were the location of several military campaigns during the Vietnam War, and were the Viet Cong's base of operations for the Tết Offensive in 1968.

Ho Chi Minh City Museum65 Lý Tự Trọng, Bến Nghé, Quận 1, Hồ Chí Minh, Vietnam

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.

Hồ Chí Minh City Museum of Fine Arts97A Phó Đức Chính, Phường Nguyễn Thái Bình, Quận 1, Hồ Chí Minh, Vietnam

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.

Independence Palace135 Nam Kỳ Khởi Nghĩa, Phường Bến Thành, Quận 1, Hồ Chí Minh 700000, Vietnam

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.

Museum of Traditional Vietnamese Medicine41 Hoàng Dư Khương, Phường 12, Quận 10, Hồ Chí Minh, Vietnam
South-Vietnamese Women Museum202 Võ Thị Sáu, Phường 7, Quận 3, Hồ Chí Minh, Vietnam

A museum showcasing the female heroes of the fight for Vietnamese freedom. A part of it also exhibits clothing, pictures & artifacts.

Vietnam History Museum2 Nguyễn Bỉnh Khiêm, Bến Nghé, Quận 1, Hồ Chí Minh, Vietnam

A museum showcasing Vietnam's history with exhibits from all periods.

War Remnants Museum28 Võ Văn Tần, Phường 6, Quận 3, Hồ Chí Minh 700000, Vietnam

It contains exhibits relating to the Vietnam War and the First Indochina War. The main exhibits include artillery and armor collections, photographs from the war and of the chemical weapons used.