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“Like History?” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Museum of Vietnamese History

Museum of Vietnamese History
2 Nguyen Binh Khiem St, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
08 829 8146
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Owner description: This collection of historical treasures and artifacts is one of the few Vietnamese museums with helpful English explanations.
Daegu, South Korea
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“Like History?”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2013

Then this is for you. This may resemble history museums found in other countries, but the artifacts here are quite impressive. Especially the money collection.

Visited June 2013
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“History presented vaguely”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2013

This is not an extravagant museum although it's Vietnam's national museum. I had to go home and do my own research because there were so many holes in the way history was presented. I guess I'm not surprised that a communist country would propagandize their history...

Visited May 2013
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Sydney
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“Good introduction to Vietnam's history”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2013

An interesting museum with a good general overview of their history displayed. The building is also quite beautiful.

Visited April 2013
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“Not the best museum in the world but worth a visit.”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2013

Situated in a large old building the museum looks at Ho Chi Min City before and after the Vietnam war. Outside there is a helicopter and fighter jet, both taken from the US during the war and used against them and their North Vietnamese allies. How sad to think that thousands of US and allied soldiers, together with locals died in this war and it is now a tourist attraction! Very modern and like China and other communist countries apart from North Korea, a very westernised communist state.

Visited May 2013
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“Missable”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

Some interesting facts and artefacts. We were a little shocked by the intense propaganda content of the explanations.

Visited April 2013
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