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Ho Chi Minh City Museum in District 1

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Ho Chi Minh City Museum is the perfect destination to gain insights into Vietnamese history and cultures, and that of Ho Chi Minh City in particular. All of the exhibitions are comprehensive and animated with detailed descriptions.

Where is Ho Chi Minh City Museum

Address: 65 Ly Tu Trong Street, District 1
Opening hours: Monday to Sunday, 8 AM - 5 PM
Entrance ticket: VND 30,000

Since the museum is on the main street of District 1, you can easily reach here by taxi or by public bus number 04, 18, 36 or 109.

The museum is within walking distance from Nguyen Hue Walking Street, Ben Thanh Market, as well as many other main attractions and glamorous shopping malls in Ho Chi Minh City.

What to See at Ho Chi Minh City Museum

Ho Chi Minh City Museum includes nine different exhibitions. There is additional information in English and Vietnamese on every introduction board, so you can easily carry out the history and culture exploration by yourself.

Nature - Archaeology

This exhibition provides an overview of Vietnam nature and archeology 2000 years ago, including geography, flora, river system, mineral, animals, and the life of ancient people with a myriad of artifacts.

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Some archeology artifacts, including jewelry

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Map of archeology sites in Vietnam

Geography - Administration

There are elaborate maps, diagrams, photos, objects representing the establishment and development of geographical locations, and administration in Ho Chi Minh City throughout the years.

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Administrative organization of Tan Binh prefecture

The Trade Port, Trade - Service

Ho Chi Minh City was a major economic center of Vietnam with the most flourishing domestic and foreign trades through ports and markets. You can also spot some famous historical attractions of Ho Chi Minh such as Ben Thanh market or Nha Rong port and learn about their history of establishment and development.

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Gia Dinh - a hub of commerce and a center of merchant ship for many countries

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Major trade ports in Ho Chi Minh City

Culture of Saigon – Ho Chi Minh City

The diversified cultural life of Saigonese is brought to life through a live display of traditional Vietnamese wedding custom, Southern folk belief, performance art and education of four ethnic groups in Vietnam that have made up the population of the city: Viet, Cham, Chinese, and Khmer.

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Wedding customs with different kinds of offerings

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Traditional Khmer wedding costumes

Revolution Struggle 1930 - 1975

As you may know, Vietnam went through many wars, and this exhibition is a detailed history guidebook to walk you through one of the most troubled times of Vietnamese’s lives. The “Revolution Struggle 1930 - 1975” covers the most prominent historical events namely The Southern insurrection 1940, The August revolution in Saigon, Ho Chi Minh president’s independence declaration, Dien Bien Phu victory, Dong Khoi uprising 1960,...

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Southern part insurrection in 1940

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Ho Chi Minh president’s independence declaration

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Industry and Handicraft Villages of Saigon - Ho Chi Minh City

Nowadays, even though traditional handicrafts only make up a small proportion in Vietnam’s economy, they still contain significant cultural values in Ho Chi Minh City. There is a feast of artifacts since the 17th century regarding pottery, jewelry making industry, wood-engraving, and weaving in Ho Chi Minh City Museum. A breakthrough in Vietnam industry has also been recognized during the French colonial period in this exhibition.

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Pottery production Vietnamese in the old days

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The making of jewelry requires patience, intelligence, and creativity

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The art of wood-engraving

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Mechanization in Ho Chi Minh factories

Souvenirs of War Resistance

This display in Ho Chi Minh City Museum is a reminder of patriotic soldiers who sacrificed their lives for the independence of Vietnam. Over 250 relics from the revolutionary soldiers who participated in the resistance to the French colonists (1930 - 1954) and the American invaders (1954 - 1975).

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Relics from the courageous soldiers

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Personal belongings of Truong Son soldiers

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Appliances in Hoang Cam Kitchen

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Cameras of battlefield reporters who took historic feet of film and photos

Vietnamese Currency

Ho Chi Minh City museum exhibition represents over 1000 kinds of Vietnam’s coins and paper currency. A detailed description of every coin and paper currency demonstrates the introduction and use of Vietnamese currency from the feudal dynasties to the modern days.

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Banknotes published by Indochinese government

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Coins in the old days and the casting process of coins

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The history of the Vietnamese currency

Conclusion of Ho Chi Minh City Museum in District 1

Go back in time with Ho Chi Minh City Museum to learn more about the city's History, Economy, Archeology, Geography and most importantly is the culture of a lion-hearted and valiant country that fought tirelessly to win back the country’s independence.

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