Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

The Must-visit Museums in Ho Chi Minh City

Amongst the key attractions in Ho Chi Minh City are its captivating museums and here are four which you should definitely look to add to your sightseeing itinerary.

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War Remnants Museum

First up is the War Remnants Museum, a must-visit for anyone interested in the history of the Vietnam War. Within easy reach of properties like Oakwood Residence Saigon, this museum houses a vast collection of photographs, artefacts, and documents that tell the story of the conflict from the Vietnamese perspective. You can see everything from M48 Patton tanks and Huey helicopters to torture devices. It’s a sobering experience, but an essential one for anyone interested in the history of the war.

History Museum of Ho Chi Minh City

At the History Museum of Ho Chi Minh City, one can learn about the history of the city from its earliest days to the Nguyen dynasty. For those at a District 7-based serviced apartment, Ho Chi Minh City sightseeing trips can be easily enjoyed at this site which features a vast collection of artefacts, including pottery, sculptures, weapons, ceramics, and clothing. There are also exhibits dedicated to the Vietnamese struggle for independence and the country’s cultural heritage.

Fine Arts Museum

If you’re looking for something a little more artistic, the Fine Arts Museum is the place to be. The site with its impressive art-deco architecture houses an impressive collection of Vietnamese art from throughout the ages, including ancient ceramics, bronze sculptures, traditional handicrafts, and southern fine arts from the 18th to 20th centuries. There is also a section dedicated to contemporary art where one can view works by well-known artists in Vietnam such as Do Quang Em and Nguyen Gia Tri.

FITO Museum

Last but not least is the FITO Museum, which also goes by the name of the Vietnam Museum of Traditional Medicine; it, in fact, is made up of two buildings at different locations where one can find out about traditional Vietnamese medicine. Here, you can see ancient medical tools, herbs, and remedies used to treat everything from common ailments to more serious conditions. Some exhibits also trace the history of traditional medicine in Vietnam, from its earliest days to the present.