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Ton Duc Thang Museum

Open Now: 7:30 AM - 5:00 PM
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Much nicer than a riverside walk....

The museum is in a surprisingly nice garden and the whole exhibition is surprisingly good. Lot of... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Shanghai, China
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Free very good instructive museum

We honestly had no idea who Ton Duc Thang was and we are not so much into history. We decided to... read more

Reviewed 9 December 2018
Montreal, Canada
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5 Ton Duc Thang St, Dist 1, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The museum is in a surprisingly nice garden and the whole exhibition is surprisingly good. Lot of info about the 19th and 20th century's France-Vietnam relations, colonial prisons, old photos of Saigon and Vietnamese countryside, etc. The museum has a very good restaurant, with Minestrone,...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 9 December 2018

We honestly had no idea who Ton Duc Thang was and we are not so much into history. We decided to go there only because it was near and free. Finally, we were pleasantly surprised. There is a lot of instructive information not only about...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank zab514
Reviewed 18 November 2018

This museum covers the history of Ton Duc Thang, and in doing so, tells you about important events in Vietnamese history. It is quite small so only takes 45 - 60 minutes to go round. There are plenty of panels in English and it is...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank Paola H
Reviewed 18 November 2018

This is a place to visit it's free and for me it was the best museum to visit. For the first time I got the story of what was like for somebody from Vietnam. They do not seem to get promoted like other placed so...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank sharonbamford
Reviewed 2 October 2018

A fascinating insite into a most remarkable individual who, over 15 years in the most brutal of prisons that one can imagine, survived some of the most inhumane atrocities inflicted by humans on humans to ultimately become the President of Vietnam. Not a large Museum...More

Date of experience: November 2017
1  Thank John S
Reviewed 11 August 2018 via mobile

Came upon this museum while walking around the streets of Saigon. Ton Duc Thang became president after Ho Chi Minh and after spending 17 years at the notorious Con Dao Island prison. The museum is dedicated to his story with wonderful portraits of him done...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Julie C
Reviewed 15 February 2018

This museum is a short walk from centre of Ho Chi Minh City. It is not far from the Saigon River. The museum displays the life of Ton Duc Thang (TDT) who in 1929 was sentenced to 20 years impison of hard labor in Con...More

Date of experience: January 2018
2  Thank Nunngo
Reviewed 28 January 2018

I visited the museum today to learn more about the father of modern day Vietnam. What i discovered is the story of Thon Duc Thang is very similar to that of Nelson Mandela: - imprisoned for 15 years in Con Dao prison (on an island);...More

Date of experience: January 2018
1  Thank Antonio8069
Reviewed 30 November 2017 via mobile

We didn’t enter the Museum but just walked around the garden as respite from the horns and traffic in the main road. Not particularly big but nice trees and flowers to have a look at with a toddler.

Date of experience: November 2017
1  Thank Tashabegood
Reviewed 21 August 2017 via mobile

On 26/7/1929, Ton Duc Thang was sentenced to 20 years hard labour by the court overseeing the Barbier Road case. On 2/7/1930, the ship Armand Rousseau deliveried prisoners from Sai Gon to Con Dao including Prisoner Number 5289.20TF Ton Duc Thang. Then, until 23/9/1945, Ton...More

Date of experience: August 2017
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