Vietnam History Museum in Ho Chi Minh City
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Vietnam History Museum in Ho Chi Minh City

Vietnam History Museum in Ho Chi Minh City. Visitors to a new land, want to learn about the cultural history of that place, they often visit the museums. And when they came to Ho Chi Minh City, it was the same. Among the museums that visitors often visit, the Vietnam History Museum is one of the most popular places.

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Today, Origin Travel would like to introduce a little bit about the Vietnam History Museum in Ho Chi Minh City so that visitors can better understand this place.

How Vietnam History Museum in Ho Chi Minh City is unique?

Vietnam History Museum, also known as Ho Chi Minh History Museum, was established on August 23, 1979. This is the place to collect and preserve the unique ethnic cultural heritages of our nation from the time of King Hung built the country.

Vietnam History Museum in Ho Chi Minh City

Located right on Nguyen Binh Khiem street, right in the heart of District 1, not only the artefacts on display inside the museum but the building, in particular, is also a valuable heritage and an indispensable place through once in a lifetime.

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Coming to the History Museum, visitors will admire the beauty of the History Museum Building – an ancient architecture built by the French for nearly a century (1929) featuring the “modern Indochina” style.

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According to the director of the museum, “Just 365 steps to walk around the Museum of History, visitors can travel thousands of years of history and culture of Vietnam, learn about cultural features of the region. Southern lands through a system of permanent and special specialized galleries. The selected collection from more than 43,000 documents and artefacts of the Museum, including 11 national treasures presented in the galleries, will be invaluable historical and cultural knowledge gifts.

Currently, the Museum is introduced to the public through two exhibits with the following contents:

Part 1 of Vietnam History Museum in Sai Gon:

includes 15 galleries, introducing artefacts and antiques related to Vietnamese history from the time of human traces (about 300,000 years ago) to 1930 including the periods:

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  • The Primitive period in Vietnam
  • During the period of Hung Vuong building the country
  • The struggle for national independence (1st – 10th century)
  • Ly Dynasty (11th – 13th centuries)
  • Tran dynasty (13th – 14th century)
  • Le Dynasty (15th – 17th century)
  • Tay Son period (18th – early 19th century)
  • Nguyen Dynasty (19th – mid 20th century).

Part 2 Vietnam History Museum in Ho Chi Minh City:

Introduce some typical topics of the South such as Oc Eo culture, ancient culture of the Mekong River Delta, Champa art, Ben Nghe – Saigon, ethnic groups Vietnam … and culture of some Asian countries.

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Not only at the display system, but the museum also manages a system of artefacts preservation with a large volume and quite rich in types, including the collection of 11 wooden Quan Am statues of Vietnam,with many subjects such as Quan Am in the painting, Quan Am multi-player … are the works recovered and transferred by the authorities in Ho Chi Minh City in recent times, though not proficient. But it also reflects the special features in the traditional Vietnamese statue carving style.

How to get there?

Located No. 2 Nguyen Binh Khiem, Ben Nghe Ward, District 1 (Enter the Botanical Garden, the Museum, opposite the Temple of King Hung)

When is the best time to visit Vietnam history museum?

The museum is open to visitors on weekdays from 8:00 to 17:00 except Mondays, lunch break from 11:30 to 13:30.

Visitors should pay attention to the opening times to visit.

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Recommended accommodation

  • Sofitel Saigon Plaza
  • Muong Thanh Grand Sai Gon Century
  • Siverland Sakyo Hotel & Spa
  • Blue Diamond Signature
  • Northern Saigon Hotel

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