Museum of Vietnamese History, Ho Chi Minh City

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Explore the vast heritage of ancient civilizations at Museum of Vietnamese History, housing an impressive collection of artifacts from Neolithic to Cham, Khmer, and Vietnamese. Telling stories of Vietnam's past with exhibits from all periods, the museum showcases ornate robes, Hindu carvings, and stone Buddhist sculptures. The highlights in this exquisite 1929 Indochinese building include valuable relics rescued from Angkor Wat, early Neolithic tools and ceramic vases, and a mummified body of a woman who died in 1869. A model Stone Age village, plus colonial era and revolutionary-period armorials testify to Vietnam's tumultuous and complex past. For travelers who use our international travel planner, Ho Chi Minh City holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Museum of Vietnamese History and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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  • A lovely purpose built building on the edge of a genteel park. I loved the architecture and the display on who ran the museum and when they ran it and what was its name - started as a colonial vanity ...  more »
  • It is right next to the zoo. It's not so crowded and you can look around comfortably. Since the number of exhibits is quite large, it might be better to have some time.
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  • Yesterday we were assured there is a puppet show at 9, 10 and 11 am. We paid 100k for a taxi to get there with some time margin. We arrived at 10:30. We had to buy tickets to the museum (60k) just to be able to buy tickets for the show (100k). We waited for 20 minutes and were told there is no show (minimum 15 people; there seemed to be gathering quite a crowd, but the staff didn't seem like they were interested in staging the performance). Now we need to get back to the centre again. Wasted 260k and an hour. Happy Tet!
  • They have some great artifacts however, a museologist is needed to learn what information is important to put on the captions, the info is quote lacking. Also, because they use very cheap glass its quote reflective and ruins any good pictures you might want to take. The museum won't take longer that 90 minutes. To see everything so you might consider heading next door tp the zoo and botanical garden (I myself didn't cause we were short on time on our trip).
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