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Address: 2 Nguyen Binh Khiem Street, Ben Nghe Ward, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City 70000, Vietnam
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+84 8 829 8146
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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This collection of historical treasures and artifacts is one of the few...

This collection of historical treasures and artifacts is one of the few Vietnamese museums with helpful English explanations.

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Small but interesting exhibition

Vietnamese history from pre-historic times to basically the communist revolution, though the parts about the French colonization were not very forthcoming. Excellently ordered... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Vietnamese history from pre-historic times to basically the communist revolution, though the parts about the French colonization were not very forthcoming. Excellently ordered, with separate rooms for each period, brief history and interesting objects. Cheap entrance fee. Would not recommend the museum café!

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Starting with prehistoric times, this museum takes you on a journey thru several centuries. Well signed, easy to follow, comprehensive exhibits, well maintained, a great history lesson in just a couple of hours. If you like museums, make sure you see this one. You'll love it.

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Union City, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is a nice museum that concentrates on Ancient Asian artwork. I'm mad at myself for not paying the 40,000 dong to take pictures. If you visit be sure to see the Confucian temple or the Zoo next door.

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Wynyard, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Has many interesting items from Vietnam history plus going right back to fossils and evolution. There are clothes, ceramics, rock and timber carvings, a mummy, fossils etc. there was written records of years and timelines to read through. We walked through ourselves but tour could be arranged. We took about 90 minutes but could take much more time if you... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A good museum with some very good exhibits. If you have an interest in Vietnamese history this is a good place to visit. It is also located next to the Saigon Zoo.

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Bengaluru, India
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Tired of the war stories of Vietnam? Go here and get a peek into the rich old heritage and the culture. Also don't miss the water puppet shows we missed them. Far cheaper than outside, 2 shows am and 2 pm.

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Portland, Oregon
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I didn't expect to see much - we were on our way to the zoo, and the museum was next to it. Nice layout, much more extensive than I was expecting. Mostly Vietnamese visitors, who were very friendly, often initiating greetings.

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Church Stretton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Well set out series of rooms with items from different periods of vietnamese history, the building itself is quite impressive too. There are shops and a cafe inside as well as a courtyard area. I would recommend giving this place a visit.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

A historic place. You can rent a bicycle to reach here. Mostly sells silk and some handicrafts with bargain able price.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Didn't have long enough to do this place justice, our guide was very good, we wouldn't have understood half of it without him.

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