Museums in Ho Chi Minh City

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Ho Chi Minh City, being a region steeped in culture and an eventful Communist and war history, has several museums showcasing the growth and struggle of Vietnam. Here is an overview of some informative and fascinating museums of the heritage city.

War Remnants Museum

The War Remnants Museum showcases a chilling account of the Vietnam War with its war machinery, weapons of combat, photographs and audio-visuals. The museum, located at District 3, offers visitors information on war statistics and houses an extensive collection of tanks, bombs, planes and other intriguing war memorabilia. There is also an exhibition gallery dedicated to war reporters, and the museum premises house a French colonial prison. Open daily from 7:30 to noon, and from 1:30 to 5 pm.

Vietnam History Museum

A pagoda-style structure, the Vietnam History Museum displays several objects and memoirs from the nation’s history, including a comprehensive collection of ancient ceramics, 14th century weaponry, war cannons, traditional costumes, photographs of ethnic minorities and an array of other memorabilia. Open Tuesday to Sunday from 8 to 11:30am, and from 1:30 to 5pm.

Revolutionary Museum

The Revolutionary Museum is an illustration of Vietnam’s struggle for independence, and depicts the nation’s rebellion in the form of war memorabilia and weaponry. There are Communist flags, placards and photographs of landmark Communist events against capitalism. The museum is housed on District 1 and is open daily from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm.

Ho Chi Minh City Museum

A vast storehouse of objects and journals sketching the history of the region. There are valuable Angkor Wat artifacts along with costumes, ceramics and weapons. Housed at District 1, the museum is open daily from 9:30 am to 5 pm.

Ho Chi Minh is an eventful city that has several museums chronicling its dramatic and painful history.  
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