Ho Chi Minh City is one of the most attractive in the world. Besides some famous places such as Ben Thanh Market, China Town, Saigon Zoo, Independence Palace or Saigon Notre-Dame Basilica, museums in Ho Chi Minh City will get you excited by the rich history of this S-shaped country. Let’s take a day tour with some of these museums to explore this busy city.
1. War Remnants Museum
Founded on September 4, 1975, the museum is one of the most popular attractions in Ho Chi Minh City, having welcomed over 20 million of visitors for nearly 45 years. This must-stop destination primarily exhibits pictures, documents, materials, artifacts, etc. in the American war. A tour to War Remnants Museum will definitely transform your normal trip into a memorable journey.
- Address: 28 Vo Van Tan Street, District 3, HCMC
2. Ho Chi Minh City Museum
Ho Chi Minh City Museum (aka. Gia Long Palace, or Revolutionary Museum) was established in 1975 as a large building in the area of 1,700 m². This museum displays various archaeological artifacts from many periods in Vietnam, such as ceramics, old maps as well as traditional marriages of the ethnic minorities displays. Take a tour around, visitors will find the stunning architecture in every corners: from impressive facade and decorations, wood doors, window shutters to staircase in French style.
- Address: 65 Ly Tu Trong Street, District 1, HCMC
3. Fine Arts Museum
Known as one of the largest galleries in Ho Chi Minh City Fine Arts Museum is dedicated to contemporary Vietnamese and international art. Built in September 1987, the museum are in shape of a yellow and white mansion, arranged into 3 main floors designed wonderfully in a combination of Vietnamese and French style. This is an ideal destination to enhance your taste of art by various artworks from many regions of Vietnam.
- Address: 97A Pho Duc Chinh, District 1, HCMC
4. Ao Dai Museum
Ao Dai is a prominent symbol when it comes to this beautiful Vietnam. You can learn more about the history and designs of Ao Dai and experience the making process in this museum. There are about 30 common designs of this Vietnamese traditional dress from 17th and 18th centuries until now, all of which are on display.
- Address: Long Thuan Garden House, Long Phuoc Ward, District 9, HCMC
5. Museum of Vietnamese History
Thanks to its convenient location (beside Saigon Zoo), sophisticated architecture and diversified collection, Museum of Vietnamese History is one of the most worthy museums in Ho Chi Minh City to visit. This museum has a various historical collection, from the Prehistoric Period, the Bronze Age to the contains artifacts of the Cham and Khmer civilizations that makes it become highlighted and noticeable.
- Address: 25/2 Nguyen Binh Khiem, District 1, HCMC
6. Ton Duc Thang Museum
It is a suitable destination for those who love history and learn about Uncle Ton. You can learn all about this great president – the legendary senior revolution leader of Vietnam at Ton Duc Thang Museum. By the time, this museum has known as one of the most attractive locations in Ho Chi Minh City.
- Address: 5 Ton Duc Thang, District 1, HCMC
7. Southern Women’s Museum
Found in 1985, Southern Women’s Museum (South-Vietnamese Women Museum) displays a wide array of documents, artifacts and photos of Southern women’s life during and after war. If you want to open your eyes to traditional Vietnamese women, this museum should be an absolutely necessary part on your day trip.
- Address: 202 Vo Thi Sau, District 3, HCMC
8. Artinus 3D Art Museum
Artinus 3D Museum, aka 3D Museum of Art, is an art museum which focuses on 3D Object and 3D Painting. There are 9 zones in total, each of which has unique theme. If you are looking for truly Instagrammable photos with the paintings, this 3D museum must be the great place to stop on.
- Address: 02-04 Street 9, Him Lam New Urban Area, District 7
Don’t forget to put these 8 essential museums in Ho Chi Minh City to your to-visit list when you’re in this wonderful city!