Ho Chi Minh City is a captivating Vietnamese city home to everything from bustling street markets and traditional temples to dazzling skyscrapers, French colonial architecture and trendy rooftop bars. The city also boasts many magnificent museums and galleries that make for great sightseeing and photo opportunities, and allow an interesting insight into Vietnam’s history, culture, art and more. Brightsun Travel offers cheap air tickets to Ho Chi Minh City, taking you to the centre of this cultural hub. Explore the below museums and learn real stories about this this immense city and how Vietnam developed into the country it is today.
Receive an Enlightening Education of War at the War Remnants Museum
The War Remnants Museum is definitely the most visited museum in Ho Chi Minh City and probably all of Vietnam, dedicated entirely to the Vietnam War with over 20,000 documents, films and artefacts. Learn about the consequences of this tragic event on Vietnam and explore various items related to the war such as preserved planes, tanks, photographs and military equipment.
Location: 28 Võ Văn Tần, Phường 6, Quận 3
Opening Hours: 7:30am – 18:00pm daily
Step Back in Time at the Museum of Vietnamese History
This ace museum is a stunning architectural wonder that dates back to 1929, taking you back in time to various pre-war eras in Vietnam. The institution displays an incredible selection of ancient artefacts and documents, including relics from the Cham and Khmer civilisations, Bronze Age items, relics from Angkor Wat in Cambodia, Buddha statues, a preserved mummy and porcelain.
Location: 2 Nguyễn Bỉnh Khiêm, Bến Nghé, Quận 1
Opening Hours: 8:00-11.30am & 13:30-17:00pm daily
Admire World-class Artworks at the Fine Arts Museum
This immense cultural institution displays an extensive collection of art masterpieces from Vietnam and all over the world, covering various periods of history. Items that can be admired at the Fine Arts Museum include ceramics, sculptures, paintings, lacquerware and ancient stone carvings, displayed across three floors of galleries. The museum is set in an impressive colonial-style mansion, which is a work of art itself.
Location: 97A Phó Đức Chính, Phường Nguyễn Thái Bình, Quận 1
Opening Hours: 8:00am-17:00pm Tuesday-Sunday (closed Mondays)
Learn About Cultural Traditions at the South Vietnamese Women Museum
The South Vietnamese Women Museum is dedicated to the celebration of Vietnamese women and their accomplishments, contributions and traditions throughout the years. The museum displays traditional crafts and ao dai clothing – the national dress of Vietnam, as well as photographs and stories of Vietnamese women throughout history, including the role of women during the war and revolution in Vietnam.
Location: 200-202 Võ Thị Sáu, Phường 7, Quận 3
Opening Hours: 7:30-11:30am & 13:30-17:00pm daily
Enjoy Fun and Unique Interactive Exhibits at the Artinus 3D Art Museum
The family-friendly Artinus 3D Art Museum is an innovative institution with an array of interesting 3D artworks that feature optical illusions. Each painting has a dedicated spot from which it’s to be observed, and when you stand on it, you are made to feel as though you’re part of the painting, which is extremely clever! Discover epic themed 3D artworks that feature the likes of animals, movie scenes, shapes and more.
Location: Số 2 Đường số 9, Tân Hưng, Quận 7
Opening Hours: 9:00am-18:00pm Mon-Fri & 9:00am-20:00pm Sat-Sun
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