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FITO Museum, Ho Chi Minh City

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Visit FITO Museum to examine a collection of almost 3,000 items related to Vietnamese medical practice, with some artifacts dating all the way back to the Stone Age. The exhibited implements used for medical purposes include knives, grinders, pots, and jars, as well as characteristic household objects such as scales, cabinets, teapots, and ceramics. As you roam the traditionally designed museum, notice the preserved old books and documents regarding the history of Vietnamese medicine. Besides asking employees for more details, you can also watch an informative documentary about the evolution of Vietnam's traditional medicine. Using our international travel planner, Ho Chi Minh City attractions like FITO Museum can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • It's very educational . It should be visit by all One should visit this if comes to Saigon the trip makers should include thon in there trip  more »
  • Incredible collection of artifacts related to herbal medicine, beautiful pieces of art, rooms in new house look like antique, with fantastic pieces of carved furniture, very good explanations given as...  more »
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  • A very interesting place. A journey of past to present, east to west. Very clear presentation of the subject. Our docent was excellent both knowledgeable and fluent in English. I enjoyed it very much (with personal interest as an MD), and also my wife (which is not). One of our better and more interesting sites in Ho Chi Minh city. There is another site but due to shortage of time we didn't go there.
  • My personal highlight in Saigon! This museum is inside a very old building, over 100 years old. This alone is a great reason to visit it. But even the insides are super interesting! Entry fee is somewhat 200.000 Dong and a tour guide will lead you through. You learn a lot about traditional Chinese and Vietnamese medicine, so if your into medicine and pharmacy you definitely should give this one a try. Went through the museum twice and enjoyed every part of it!
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