Housed in an elegant French colonial-era building, Ho Chi Minh City Museum explores the cultural heritage and revolutionary history of Vietnam. Its exhibits include old photographs, vintage artefacts, sacred Buddhist relics and Palaeolithic bronze drums.
Admire the late-19th-century building in which the museum resides, then learn about its historical role as a High Commissioner’s Office, Supreme Court and as the Gia Long Palace. Discover the life and legacy of Vietnam’s modern-day father, Ho Chi Minh, as well as Vietnam’s revolutionary struggles against France and the United States.
The Ho Chi Minh City Museum also features relics uncovered at archaeological excavations around the city. Admire the 13th-century wooden riverboats and traditional wedding artefacts, then stroll through the tranquil gardens surrounding the museum.
The Ho Chi Minh City Museum is a short stroll from the Independence Palace and is easily accessed by buses that stop near its entrance. Tan Son Nhat International Airport is 30 minutes’ drive away.