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FITO Museum

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41 Hoang Du Khuong Street, Ward 12, District 10, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
+84 8 3864 2430
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All reviews traditional medicine mushroom tea natural medicine herbal tea stone age no pressure to buy wood carvings short video guided tour worth a visit beautiful building entrance fee old building take photos herbs artifacts medicinal
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Reviewed 3 days ago

You do really need a tour here and our guide did a nice job of explaining the history of Vietnamese medicine which does have some overlap with chinese medicine. YOu can see lots of historical documents, herbs and other raw materials to make medicine. You...More

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank tfizzle
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

It's a lovely building, worth the visit just to see that. Exhibition is very good, we hade the guide who tour us around (in price of the ticket, no extra fee). I agree than informations he gave us where rather basic, but I guess there...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Katarzyna P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a private museum located in beautiful building. Every visiting group gets a guide who is very informed.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank emarieb_13
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Wea were recommended by friends, but it owrth to visit. Beautiful building with tremendous information and collected staff. Was fun to take photos in Vietnamese clothes.

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank BpLeeloo
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This quaint multi story museum of traditional Vietnamese Medicine and Pharmacy. Contains 3,000 items dating back to the stone age. Instruments used to prepare medicine and objects found in a traditional pharmacy like scales, cabinets, tea pots and other items. They had books on vietnamese...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank jamesv678
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Great experience. They brought the old houses in the North and elsewhere to built up a full experience in a compact 5 story building. Pretty cool to visit if you have the time. The entrance fee is higher than normal museum (~$5) but it's worth...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 14 December 2018

we always believe herbal medicine is the best compare with western medicine and when we are really exciting about this place and learn so much about natural medicine , the herbal teas and many other stuffs just amazing . we wishes to buy more as...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank amanda l
Reviewed 13 December 2018 via mobile

We learned so much from our museum guide about health secret of the old days. This is something to consider. We purchased herbal tea, very healthy.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Karen S
Reviewed 12 December 2018

Our visit began with a 15-minute video on Vietnamese traditional medicine, followed by a guided tour through the museum of traditional Vietnamese medicine, and concluded with a complimentary serving of some form of freshly prepared tea, made partially from a variety of mushroom. Although the...More

Date of experience: November 2018
19  Thank KodoDrummer
Reviewed 11 December 2018

We did not know what to expect and were surprised at every turn. We were whisked (well, sloooowly whisked) up to the top floor, to be met by a charming and informative guide who took us floor by floor down through all manner of exhibits...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank Highlander24
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BinHui Y
8 July 2018|
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Response from Tia J | Reviewed this property |
Probably about an hour and a half.
sukk fong p
8 April 2016|
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Response from linhvu9x | Reviewed this property |
It's 3.3 km from Ben Thanh market so you can catch a taxi, the total price is $2. Last time, my local friend drove and took me there. You can use Google Map to navigate the shortest route by bus.
13 August 2015|
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Response from angellss |
The free guided tour takes 30 minutes, although ours was a little longer to include some questions and answers, and photo taking. All in all we spent about an hour and a half here.