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“Didn't get it!” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of Ho Chi Minh Museum

Ho Chi Minh Museum
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$38.00*
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Hanoi City Tour Including Water Puppet Show
Ranked #49 of 274 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.
Barnsley, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Didn't get it!”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 16, 2012

Impressive and well maintained communist building. Lots of artwork and things to look at, but I just didn't get it! It is basically just a collection of things that Ho Chi Minh owned or liked, which is fine as it's a museum about him, but some of the items were just so loosely related to him, or just of no real interest, it was a little inconceivable. For example, I'm pretty sure there was a pen in a cabinet that had been used by Ho Chi Minh, and the same for a shovel he once dug with...

That aside, however, it's worth a visit just so you can say you have been, there's some interestingly weird artworks and things to take photos of - and the mausoleum and 4 pillar pagoda are nearby.

It is (as of 2011) also free - Beware of touts outside selling "tickets" (which you don't need) as they will try and convince you need tickets to see it.

Visited October 2011
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Aguas de Lindoia, SP
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
“Lil info in English”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 13, 2012

I enjoyed visiting the museum, but would have liked it better if it had more information in English.
Lots of things I did not understand the context...

Visited July 2012
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Cairns, Australia
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“This was amazing”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 8, 2012

We had a fantastic visit to this museum and would have liked to have stayed longer than our one hour visit, but it was closing time. A lot of the information is not in English which was frustrating, but that aside.. the whole thing is done so spectactularly well it really didn't matter. This is worth the visit and I would actually go back here again.

Visited July 2012
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Perth, Australia
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“Modern Art...”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 15, 2012

Basically a Modern Art museum - Nice, but certainly not what I was expecting.

Visited July 2012
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“Surprisingly good”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 5, 2012

We mainly went in to get out of the sun but were pleasantly surprised. The first room was a bit dull with photos of committee meetings and such but upstairs was great. A mix of Vietnamese history and some strange French modern art installations. Look out for taxi scammers out the front.

Visited June 2012
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