Tags: Attractions, History, Museum, Photos
Visit the Ho Chi Minh City Museum for a few reasons: a) its beautiful French building, b) see how Ho Chi Minh City, or Saigon, is like in the pass and c) the Ho Chi Minh City Museum is conveniently located within the city centre (see how to get to Museum of Ho Chi Minh City).
The Ho Chi Minh City Museum, a tourist attraction in Saigon, housed in a grey and neoclassical structure built in 1886, is a singularly beautiful and amazing building. The Ho Chi Minh City Museum displays artifacts from the various periods of the communist struggle for power in Vietnam. The photographs of anti-colonial activists executed by the French appear out of place in the gilded, 19th-century ballrooms, but then again the contrast gives a sense of immense power and complacency of the colonial French. There are photos of Vietnamese peace demonstrators in Saigon demanding that US troops get out; and a dramatic photo of Thich Quang Duc, the monk who made headlines worldwide, when he burned himself to death in 1963 to protest against the policies of President Ngo Dinh Diem.
You may want to start your visit to the Ho Chi Minh City Museum by walking around outside the building to admire its exterior design and see some old planes and cars. The first picture below is that of a F5 Fighter plane used to bomb the Reunification Palace back in 1975.
As mentioned, one of the main reason you should visit the Ho Chi Minh City Museum is for its stunningly beautiful building.
Little wonder that this place attract couples to come for their wedding shoot.
This is part 1 of a 2 parts series on the Ho Chi Minh City Museum, focusing on its architect. I’ll highlight some of the stuffs on display here in part 2.