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“Fantastic collection and quite informative”

Museum of Vietnamese History
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: This collection of historical treasures and artifacts is one of the few Vietnamese museums with helpful English explanations.
Reviewed July 28, 2013

I'm a history buff and so this place was on my list. The museum did a great job of collecting materials from the various stages of Vietnamese history and the multilingual explanations helped me learn a great deal.

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Reviewed July 17, 2013

Be prepared to see atrocities of mankind to his fellow brothers. The museum is filled with remnant of Vietnam war. Too much pain these people have endured. Take 3 hours for you to totally read through facts of the history and view the WMD's and other weapons. Go into the museum first, only then come out to take photos of the Tanks and Warplanes F4/ hornet and so on. They close up sharp 5pm.

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Reviewed July 14, 2013

Describes the suffer of the people and the past of their lives. Very hard photos, but was the reality of this country.
I absolutely recommend a visit.

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Reviewed July 11, 2013

This museum is quite small (by NZ standards, anyway) but full of interesting artifacts. The kids loved it, even the nearly-two-year-old. An eclectic mix of things on display, nothing too overwhelming or boring so it was a good place to spend an hour or so browsing. As with many places it closes over lunch (as we found out when we arrived shortly before 1pm!) but there is a restaurant right next door that you can have drinks in while you wait. ;)

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Reviewed July 10, 2013

Another “must see” during our five day visit to Ho Chi Minh City Vietnam was the History Museum. We stayed at the Sheraton and the door attendant clapped his hands and a comfortable taxi with an English speaking driver took us directly to the Museum in about 15 minutes. We were driven along busy wide streets with a mixture of well restored colonial and modern buildings…..
The museum entrance fee was the equivalent of a dollar fifty and we were told not to take photos inside the museum. A free brochure came with the ticket and the two of us walked a short distance to the Museum entrance. Outside pictures were permitted so I had my photo taken in front of the Museum’s decorative pond. The building itself is a piece of the former Saigon’s colonial history. A large well ventilated Vietnamese styled structure. No air-conditioning inside but the exhibits took our minds off the sweltering heat outside.
We did manage a few photos inside the building using a handphone, but this is not to be advised as there are uniformed guards everywhere.
Lots to see and you’ll need several hours just to look over the contents of the museum. Vietnam has been involved in conflicts over hundreds of years including a long war with Siam (now Thailand)…weapons used back then seemed primitive and there were massive canon, swords, and battle models.
I spotted some Roman Gold coins in one exhibit, not sure why these are there……maybe they found their way into the country centuries ago via the Silk Road?
Some artifacts go back several thousand years.
All in all it was a grand experience looking through this museum. Right next door is the Ho Chi Minh City Zoo, which we visited the next day.

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