Ho Chi Minh City Museum, Ho Chi Minh City

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Learn more about the city at Ho Chi Minh City Museum, a neoclassical museum with historical exhibitions and archeological artifacts. Built in 1885, the structure was originally operated as the Gia Long Palace. After taking in the building's architecture, head inside to see displays about local independence, city maps, and artwork. Below the museum lies a system of concrete bunkers where President Diem and his brother hid out in 1963. After touring inside, check out the American-built fighter jet used to bomb the presidential palace in 1975, which is exhibited in the museum's gardens. Ho Chi Minh City Museum is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our custom trip planner, Ho Chi Minh City Edition.
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  • An informative museum demonstrating the struggles of the Vietnamese from occupation by the French. They beat the French into surrender twice but we all know that’s not difficult. What was difficult wa...  more »
  • The Ho Chi Minh City Museum is the place to go, if you’d like to learn more about the city’s long history. It has a number of artifacts, some coming from many centuries ago, which depict rather well h...  more »
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  • It is a really charming place. The building is awesome and despite different information from some site, we were able to see some of the underground installations. A very small part but it gives you an impression. Otherwise the exhibition is great even though, presentation is a little lacking. Still, an abundance of information there. And for the entrance fee this is a bargain.
  • Good museum, but could provide additional explanations in English for more exhibits. Who was this Nguyen guy, how can I pronounce his name and why did he come to inspect the South a few hundred years ago? Also needs more explanations on which gods belong to which religion. Overall a good experience.
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