Museums In Ho Chi Minh city

War Remnants Museum

War Remnants Museum is very famous. It provides the whole view of the Vietnam war.  The museum is recognized as one of the 61 museums belongs to the “Museum for peace” system in the world by the UNESCO.
Coming there, you will be heard all the war stories that happened during what North Americans refer to as the Vietnam War.  Different aspects of the war are displayed in eight rooms of the museum.

The museum had three changed name times, the first name was United State Museum, then in 1990 it was changed name into War Crime Museum and from July in 1995 until now the museum has brought the name War Remnants Museum.  The museum is suited at Vo Van Tan street, Ho Chi Minh city.

Tanks and planes were displayed outside. The museum contains various war artifacts, artillery and gear, and a number of war photographs. Mangled bodies, deformities caused by the chemical known as Agent Orange, pictures of the massacre at the village called My Lai, and those being tortured are just a few themes on display.

To facilitate tourisms, the signs are written in both Vietnamese and English. Replicas of the “tiger cages” are contained in another part of the museum.  The South Vietnamese government used these cells to abuse and torture political prisoners.

In the war, forests and bush is defoliated by chemical, so the enemy could no longer remain in hiding by the United State military. After the war, about 2.1 to 5.8 Vietnamese people were affected by the herbicide used by the United State military. Moreover, an estimated 500,000 children were being born with birth defects. Some children missing limbs or body parts, some cases had extra body parts. They have difficult life. This is considered the traces of the war.

The museum attracts over 6 million visitors; most of them were Americans tourists.

Opening time: The museum is open from 08.00 a.m to 11.30 a.m and 02.00 p.m to 04.30 p.m from Tuesday to Sunday, and admission fee is only around 15,000 VND.

Art Museum Ho Chi Minh City

It is located in 97A Pho Ðuc Chinh St., District 1, HCMC
The Art Museum (other name the Fine Arts Museum) was established on September 5th 1987 by the decision of Ho Chi Minh City people’s Committee. Vietnam’s Ministry of Culture recognizes it as a first class national museum. A various collection finest artworks are contained in a there – story building.

These paintings are the masterpieces of the famous Vietnamese and foreign artists.  Tourists can also see the traditional handicrafts made by the nation’s ethnic groups. Besides, Vietnamese antique as red- lacquered and gilded products, ceramics, ceramics, mother-of-pearl inlaid wood and exhibits of Western art are also found here.
Some priceless Cham, Indian and Khmer pieces are also kept in this museum.

On the first floor, the tourists see the spectacular creations arts of in and out the artists.

On the second floor, you will be lost in the word of the paintings and carving done by the famous artists of Vietnam and foreign artists.

The priceless artworks, the valuable Cham, Oc Eo art works and Vietnam’s Occidential were preserved on the third floor. The priceless artworks created between the 7th and early 20th century. The exhibits of Vietnam’s Occidental art originated between 18th and early 20th century too.

Charleyange, a tourist, said “This is the best Museum facility that I’ve visited in Ho Chi Minh City. Even better, the place was deserted on our visit giving us the opportunity to properly enjoy this splendid building and its contents”.

Revolutionary Museum
(Ly Tu Trong Street – Ho Chi Minh City)

Inside the famous Hochiminh City (or Saigon) of Vietnam, there stands a more than 100 year-old building of the “Revolutionary Museum”, which was formerly the palace of the Cochin-china Governor, and then the office of the Imperial Delegate of the King’s special envoy.

Visiting the museum, tourists will have a thorough understanding of the heroic, historical and heart-rending struggle against the French and American invaders of the Vietnamese in general and Saigon’s people in particular.

Location: No.65 Ly Tu Trong Street, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon), Vietnam.

Construction & Formation: The construction of the museum started in 1885 and was completed in 1890 under the design of French architect Alfred Foulhoux, who also designed the Saigon Court. The Municipal Revolutionary Museum was originally intended to display items from Nam Ky (the former name of South Vietnam), but the Governor of Nam Ky enlisted  it as his residence. After that, the building became the residence of Japanese Governor Minoda. It was also the office of the Nam Bo Provisional Administrative Committee (1945) and of the Republic of France High Commissioner. The building was later reconverted into the residence of the Governor of Nam Ky. Until August 1978, the building was finally turned into the Ho Chi Minh City Revolutionary Museum.

Characteristics: Coming here, you can find a number of pictures and exhibits related to the struggle against the French colonialism and the American aggressors to liberate and to protect the City. More importantly, there are images of the General Uprising in the Mau Than Spring (1968) and the historical Ho Chi Minh campaign (1975) to liberate the Country.

Opening time: The museum is open from 08.00 a.m to 11.30 a.m and 02.00 p.m to 04.30 p.m from Tuesday to Sunday.

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