MUSEUM OF HO CHI MINH CITY
In the past you might have heard of the Gia Long Palace or the Revolutionary Museum, but now, the same place is officially known as the Museum of Ho Chi Minh City or HCMC Museum.
When my wife and I visited, on a weekday in the middle of the morning, it wasn’t busy at all (unlike the War Remnants Museum which was packed out), so it was nice to peacefully walk around and enjoy the exhibitions.
Most of the displays show the history and making of Ho Chi Minh City, and also there are a number of Vietnamese culture exhibits as well.
But what I liked best, was just the amazing mansion palace that the Ho Chi Minh City Museum was housed in, yet another beautiful neoclassical structure built in 1885, with big pillars and wooden staircases.
This museum, I thought, was a little old and sleepy, but for just 15,000 VND for entrance price, I thought it was still worth having a quick browse.
HOW TO GET THERE
Hồ Chí Minh City Museum, 65 Lý Tự Trọng, Bến Nghé, Quận 1, Hồ Chí Minh,
Vietnam Open hours: 8 am - 5 pm daily
Entrance price: 15,000 VND
- The HCMC Museum is located near the Dong Khoi area of the city, walking distance from the Cathedral of Notre Dame.