Ho Chi Minh City is always bustling, and many international tourists have possibly thought that there is nothing interesting to explore this busy city. Nevertheless, you don’t know that museums in Ho Chi Minh City will get your excited at any cost, and it’s well worth paying a visit to one of them for your day trip in Ho Chi Minh city or Ho Chi Minh day tour.
War Remnant Museum
Positioned at 28 Vo Van Tan Street, Ho Chi Minh City, War Remnant Museum was established in September, 1975 and managed by the Vietnamese government. Certainly, it is one of the 6 must-visit museums in Ho Chi Minh city in your Ho Chi Minh day tour. In the first years of opening, it was also called the name of “the house of exhibiting war crimes of Puppet Government and American Imperialism”. However, after many years of changing itself, Vietnam tended to the process of normalization of US-Vietnam relations, so the museum changed into War Remnant Museum in 1993. Nowadays, visiting the museum allows you to get a deep sense of the war period in Vietnam, which you have probably considered as just something vague before. Something you will see here are places storing military equipment and photographs depicting victims of Agent Orange.
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Located at 135 Nam Ky Khoi Nghia Street, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City, Reunification Palace is the unique combination of traditional and modern architecture styles. What truly appeal to most tourists are all historical events associated with this structure. The historical feature emerges right at the gate of the building as it is referred to as the symbol of the Vietnam’s independence; on April 30th 1975, the tank from North Vietnam smashed against the gate to stop the years of war in Vietnam. Coming here, the tourists can explore the war command room storing huge maps and communication equipment in the past, gaze at the F5E fighter plane, and learn about the Vietnam’s history.
Vietnam Fine Arts Museum
The Vietnam Fine Art Museum, at 97 Pho Duc Chinh, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City, lies in the system of the national museums in Vietnam, regarded as the remarkable building where treasures of Vietnamese artistic and cultural heritages have been maintained. Paying a visit to the museum is a wonderful way for tourists to gain the understanding of the Vietnamese fine arts and their history. What will blow their mind through the visit are, of course, exhibitions and collections related to the art and culture.
Museum of History
The museum of history, situated at 2 Nguyen Binh Khiem Street, Ben Nghe Ward, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City, was founded on 23rd August 1979 with the aim of keeping ancient arts of Vietnam and some other Asian countries from Vietnam National Museum (1929). Undergoing through over 30 years, the museum has expanded its operation by opening more display areas and upgrading the technology. Therefore, more and more people have been drawn to its facilities to learn more cultural and historical features of the Southern region in Vietnam.
Museum of Ho Chi Minh City
Another outstanding museum in Ho Chi Minh City is Museum of Ho Chi Minh City. It is located at 65, Ly Tu Trong Street. It’s possible to say that the building should be included in your journey to explore Vietnam because lots of things representing the Vietnamese history and culture have been simulated here. Interestingly, you will be amazed when realizing there is a variety of exhibits and collections related to handicraft villages, culture of Saigon, revolution struggle, Vietnam currency, and others.
Southern Women’s Museum
This museum used to be Nguyen Ngoc Loan Palace and was considered as the traditional house of southern women in 1980s. From 1990 until now, it has changed into Southern Women’s Museum. Today, the building with 3 floors and 8 rooms is storing and exhibiting over 16,000 artifacts, photos, and documents. Especially, the library is where 10,000 books are kept. For a day trip in Ho Chi Minh City or Ho Chi Minh day tour, the museum should be an indispensable part as it helps you to understand more traditional Vietnamese women.
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