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“I was thinking of art museum instead :-)”
Review of Ho Chi Minh Museum

Ho Chi Minh Museum
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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.
Makati, Philippines
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“I was thinking of art museum instead :-)”
Reviewed November 6, 2013

I expect something like this when you visit a big city in Vietnam..so it wasn't a surprise when we were brought here by our tour guide. While personally I could have just skipped it because I already visited something similar in Hanoi, it was already in the vicinity of the One-Pillar Pagoda and the HCM Mausoleum so it made sense to try seeing it too.

There's an admission fee for tourists.

If you are interested in Ho Chi MInh's life, take some 1 to 2 hours to roam around and you will see pictures and art pieces, no kidding.

That is why I thought at first it was an art museum combined with HCM's exhibit hehe. All were nice pieces and some were in the scale of huge - and I think it made the museum more interesting to see instead of going through just materials connected with Vietnam's revolutionary leader.

From this area, its already a short walk to visit the other places I mentioned.

Visited November 2013
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“Full of interest”
Reviewed October 29, 2013

We learnt quite a lot about Uncle Ho here and there is some absorbing material, but the style of the building and the presentation of the story of the national hero is almost as interesting as the exhibits. Some of it seems over the top to visitors from countries with a very different history, and of course it is not unbiased, but we found it full of interest.

Visited October 2013
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“Wasn't much to read!”
Reviewed October 11, 2013 via mobile

The place was very cool and arty, it seemed to me more like a massive art exhibition!

I honestly didn't learn much at all.

I went to a museum in Laos yesterday and learnt more about Ho Chi Minh and his life story from one piece of paper than I did in the entire Ho Chi Minh museum!

Still worth a little visit though!

Visited October 2013
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Pattaya, Thailand
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“lovely place to view the history of the countries leader”
Reviewed October 4, 2013

A nice 2 hour stop to see a lot of the mans history. One drawback is a lot of the museum is only in Vietnamese language is it makes it more difficult to understand. the place is nice and very clean. a stop worth seeing.

Visited October 2013
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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“Visit in conjunction with Ho Chi Minh Mauseoleum & Residence”
Reviewed September 29, 2013

The Ho Chi Minh Musuem is awesome (and only 25k for non-Viet.) Fewer artifacts and many documents/letters so the attraction is in the fascinating displays. It is a very visual museum and there's heaps of modern art displays with a few sentences explaining that these symbolise peace, prosperity, community etc. There are heaps of Viet. here buying t-shirts, posing with Uncle Ho, and generally enjoying the space.

I visited the Ho Chi Minh Mauseoleum, Residence & Grounds, and Museum as a single experience and spent about 2 hours all up.

Visited September 2013
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