Saigon Museums - Ho Chi Minh City
Here are some of the museums in Saigon that I found most interesting.
Just remember though, that most of these museums close at mid day between 12 noon and 1.30pm, so don't turn up at 1pm like I did a couple of times when I first arrived in Vietnam and find the entrance locked.
Also, don't turn up at 11.30am as they will kick you out when the Museum closes when the staff go for their lunch.
Saigon Museums: One of the most popular museums in Saigon, the War Remnants Museum highlights a lot the lingering negative effects of the war.
In particular the War Remnants Museum looks at the effects of agent orange and land mines on the people who live in affected areas.
Saigon Museums: Located in a building known as the 'Dragon House,'' this is the location where Ho Chi Minh left Vietnam from in 1911.
Today it is a fascinating museum dedicated to the life and travels of Ho Chi Minh the man.
Saigon Museums: This museums looks at the history and development of the city of Ho Chi Minh over the years.
The museum contains displays on such themes as archeology, the economy, revolutionary struggles and early culture of the region.
The museum itself is located in a building built by the French architect Foulhoux in 1885.
Saigon Museums: If you are interested in traditional or herbal healing practices at all, this museum is fantastic.
The museum covers the whole history of traditional medicine in Vietnam. The various displays throughout the museum inform the visitor about who the key figures in the development of traditional Vietnamese medicine were, and how it was preformed and the tools and techniques that the practitioners used.
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