Here are five museums to visit while you're in Vietnam!
War Remnants Museum, Ho Chi Minh City
The War Remnants Museum is the most popular museum in HCMC. The museum contains exhibits relating to the Vietnam War such as graphic photographs and American military equipment on display, including a helicopter with rocket launchers, a tank, a fighter plane, and single-seater attack aircraft. Check out this museum to grasp what Vietnam’s war history was about but also to understand more about Vietnamese people value and care about.
The Museum of Vietnamese History, Ho Chi Minh City
One of many museums in Ho Chi Minh City, this site offers a variety of ancient artifacts and other items that speak about the history of Indochina.
There are some fantastic examples of sculptures and art from the Cham and Oc Eo civilizations, collections of porcelain and art from various historical periods and even a preserved mummy found in Saigon.
Vietnam National Museum of Fine Arts, Hanoi
Housed in a gorgeous French Colonial building, the Vietnam Fine Arts Museum is a real treasure trove of traditional, religious, modern and contemporary Vietnamese art. Highlights of its collections include Buddhist art, objects, and clothes from Vietnam`s ethnic minority groups and some stunning lacquer work.
Vietnamese Women Museum, Hanoi
One of Vietnam's top museums, this is a truly intriguing place. The museum explores Vietnam`s cultural diversity and reflects the lives and roles of Vietnamese women in society.
The Vietnamese Women’s Museum is a community collection of cultural and historical knowledge about Vietnamese women’s lives across the nation’s 54 ethnic community groups.
Diep Dong Nguyen House, Hoi An
Considered the first private museum in the central part of Vietnam, Diep Dong Nguyen House is an ancient house famous among travelers. To visit this house you don’t need a ticket, and can freely and safely see and touch the objects in the house. How’s that for a cool thing to do in Ho chi minh city?