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“fascinating” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Ho Chi Minh Museum

Ho Chi Minh Museum
19 Ngoc Ha St | Ba Dinh District, Hanoi, Vietnam
84 4 846 3572
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Ranked #78 of 185 things to do in Hanoi
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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.
Bangkok, Thailand
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“fascinating”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2012

the structure is extraordinary outside. You can learn fascinating story about this man.

Visited January 2012
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“Did not see”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2012 via mobile

Unfortunately we were booked to go on the first Saturday of the summers holidays a queue of over ? 4 plus kilometers. In fact never found the end of the queue. Over a quarter of a million people all lined up on hot summer day. Our veteran guide was lost for words. Missed it but did not get sun stroke.

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“Imposing, soviet-like structure”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2012 via mobile

Pretty amazing to see this soviet-style structure from the outside. A concrete monstrosity for sure! The inside is full of Vietnamese history and propaganda; really interesting. Watch for scammers out the front - they'll tell you it's closed and try to get you to go to get in their taxis instead.

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“A museum unlike any other.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2012 via mobile

This is a fantastic museum which is totally unexpected. You expect to see lots of photographs or memorabilia of Ho Chi Minh but it is not like that. Two floors in total. The first floor showing pictures of Lenin and pictures of Ho Chi Minh which is ok but not special. The floor above is first an atrium with a statue of the founding Father himself and a magnet for Vietnamese parents to take photographs of their children next to the great man. A circular side wing is the true star as the exhibits here have been displayed in a very modernistic interpretation of life leading up to the revolution, during and after. It is a combination of artifacts and moments in time from these three periods but displayed around sculptures which makes it look more like an art museum rather than a history museum. They are beautiful to see and a very clever thought provoking interpretation. Museums are often buildings visited by tourists but this one is visited by hundreds of Vietnamese families with children of all ages enjoying themselves. It is not at all stuffy but vibrant and many European museums would love to have the same numbers passing through their doors. If you have been to Saigon and visited the war museum or Reunification Palace don't expect the same experience here. This one is so different. Ho Chi Minh still carries a very strong influence on Vietnamese people today.

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“tribute to ho chi minh”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2012

we both enjoyed this look at the history of ho chi minh and vietnam. a guide would be helpful. lots of interesting things, however, language barrier a bit of a problem. when in vietnam just visit this ho chi minh museum and you will be ok.

Visited May 2012
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