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Ho Chi Minh Museum

Address: 19 Ngoc Ha St | Ba Dinh District, Hanoi, Vietnam
Phone Number: 84 4 846 3572
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Ranked #45 of 90 Attractions in Hanoi
Type: Art Museums, History Museums, Museums
Fee: No
Owner description: Existing in the same complex with "Uncle Ho's" mausoleum, the Ho Chi...
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Type: Art Museums, History Museums, Museums
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Existing in the same complex with "Uncle Ho's" mausoleum, the Ho Chi Minh Museum provides a comprehensive overview of his life and leadership for Vietnamese independence from the early 1940s until his death in 1979.
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

No english translation on relics and even if it got, it is in a very small font.. I love to learn about other countries history but when this happened, I just have to view the pictures to understand things.. The big statue of Ho Chi Minh inside is super big!

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

What could have been a very different museum experience turned out to be a lost walk. No guides to be seen anywhere. The artistic representation of history was lost on someone who doesn't have detailed knowledge of Vietnams past. Exhibits In Vietnamese or French with limited English explanations. Definitely need to have a guide to follow what could be some... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

This museum needs a major do-over, as its current condition is just pitiful. The building itself is quite large, but exhibits can only be found on the top floor. And rather taking a visitor through the life and times of Ho Chi Minh, the exhibits merely attempt to portray his beliefs and ideology through very confusing (to me) displays. The... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

being one important part of Ho Chi Minh Complex, the museum is an elaborate description of Ho Chi Minh’s life- such a simple one. he devoted his all life for his country, he wished the best things for other people so in all his documents, these words" independence, freedom and happiness" are repeated again and again.The museum is a collection... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015 via mobile

Maybe you already need to be familiar with the details of Ho Chi Minh's life to appreciate the quotes, photos, letters, etc.. However, if you are trying to get an idea of the story of his life and his ideological development, well, this museum will be no use...

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

A museum dedicated to Ho Chi Minh, with an impressive staircase leading to a statue of Ho Chi Minh. After that it's a modern art gallery with strange exhibits (a table with fruit ?) various others showing war and daily life (a loom) - a little bit of everything !! Confused ? - then this is a must see. There's... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

This museum offers little in the way of information about Ho Chi Minh's life, and what it does offer is presented in difficult to read displays. It's mostly a weird modern art gallery, with bizarre retellings of historical events like Guernica and the first rocket to the moon. No matter how hard I tried, I couldn't understand what on earth... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

The great man's life was absolutely fascinating and I am personally filled with admiration for him, but the museum only had photos more or less and not enough narrative beyond underlinings of him loving and being loved by his people. Would have preferred more substance about his life overseas, his work when he returned etc, too many gaps to fill... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

I wasn't sure if I wanted to spend a couple of hours learning exclusively about the life of one man. The museum was a pleasant surprise, covering many things about Vietnam's history in a well-presented and entertaining manner.

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Bangkok, Thailand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

this museum is an ideal place to know the history of Vietnam, It tells you about their struggle and about their leader Ho Chi Minh. Must visit attraction in Hanoi

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