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Museum of History (Bao Tang Lich Su)

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Address: 1 Trang Tien St., Hanoi, Vietnam
Phone Number: 04/825-3518
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Description: History buffs will appreciate the expansive collections on hand in this...
History buffs will appreciate the expansive collections on hand in this educational museum.
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Being from London, my friend and I are very privileged to have visited a lot of great museums. Whilst the museum had some interesting pieces, we found ourselves unable to... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed August 28, 2015
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English first
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11 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Being from London, my friend and I are very privileged to have visited a lot of great museums. Whilst the museum had some interesting pieces, we found ourselves unable to appreciate a lot of things as there were little explanations accompanying the exhibits. We would have had a much more valuable experience had this been made available. It was cheap... More 

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Hermosa Beach
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10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Great overview of Vietnam history until 1945. The English (and some French) placards were very helpful and gave a good overview of the history of the country before the Vietnam war.

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

Definitely worth visiting in order to understand the history of Vietnam a bit better. It is divided into two buildings (40.000 VND for admission ticket for both). One building presents early men era in Vietnam. You can see lots of exhibits from bronze era-very well preserved. The other building presents the fight for the independence so from around 1850 till... More 

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

Tranquil and cool, worth visiting during the heat of the day, gives a good introduction to Vietnamese history from ancient to modern

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

The museum is not organized by time period; instead it is organized by area of Vietnam and then by time period in that area. Look carefully at the signs to see if something is authentic or a replica. The lighting in the side galleries is a little too dim for me: I had trouble seeing the steps sometimes.

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Auckland, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

The museum is not the most interesting one in Hanoi but the history and exhibits are worth the entry fee. The building itself is more interesting with its French influenced architecture it is stunning. I suggest a visit here.

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Kuressaare, Estonia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

You will get very good overview about whole Vietnam History. Rooms are spacious and with good AC so worth to visit when its very hot outside. Inner yard area is also interesting so you can visit it free

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Singapore, Singapore
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

perhaps the museum tries to cover too long a timeline of Vietnamese history on display from prehistoric up until the declaration of independence. as a result you get a light introduction to each of the different period. also not all exhibit have placards with English explanation which often leaves visitors guessing the historical significance of the items on display. try... More 

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County Wexford, Ireland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Having visited the Women's Museum and Hoa Lo Prison this was a let down. There was very little information on what was shown. The collections were showing lots of the same things (pots, pots and more pots). Not worth the visit or the money, take a stroll down to the Revolution Museum and there you will be impressed. This was... More 

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Toledo, Ohio
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

For people who know more of the history of Vietnam, I am sure this is more enjoyable. It's not expensive at all, you can get into both buildings for less than $2 USD. I don't know much about history and I found the collection of things, even with the English on the card, a little confusing. I know they tried... More 

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