Museums

War Remnants Museum

The War Remnants Museum is a war museum at 28 Vo Van Tan, in District 3, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. It primarily contains exhibits relating to the Vietnam War, but also includes many exhibits relating to the Vietnam War, but also includes many exhibits relating to the first Indochina War involving the French colonialists.

FITO Museum

Fito Museums – are a couple of first private museums in Vietnam which are devoted to the Traditional Vietnamese Medicine & Pharmacy.

Fine Arts Museum

Ho Chi Minh City Museum of Fine Arts is the major art museum of HCM City, Vietnam, and second in the country only to the Vietnam National Museum of Fine Arts in Hanoi. The museum covers three floors which house a collection featuring Vietnamese art works in sculpture, oil, silk painting and lacquer painting, as well as traditional styles including woodcut paintings in the Hàng Trống, Đông Hồ, and Kim Hoàng styles, as well as Vietnamese ceramics and a collection of ancient Buddhist art. The first floor also includes a commercial gallery of art works. Archaeological exhibits such as some of the country’s best Cham kingdom and Óc Eo relics are displayed on the third floor.

Ho Chi Minh City Museum

Gia Long Palace, now officially the Hồ Chí Minh City Museum is a historical site and museum in Hồ Chí Minh City, Vietnam. The museum is situated at the corner of Lý Tự Trọng and Nam Kỳ Khởi Nghĩa streets, located on 2 hectares of land, near the Independence Palace.

Ton Duc Thang Museum

Being the first President of the Social Republic of Vietnam, Uncle Ton is also the first of the country to be awarded Lenin Peace Award as well as the only Vietnamese to engage in the anti-war activities of 1917. The museum, located on number 5 of the riverside street which is also named Ton Duc Thang, was established in order to celebrate President Ton’s 100th birthday in 1988.

Museum of Vietnamese History

The Museum of Vietnamese History is located at 2 Nguyen Binh Khiem Street, Ben Nghe Ward, District 1, in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. Formerly known as the Musée Blanchard de la Brosse, built by Auguste Delaval in 1926, and The National Museum of Viet Nam in Sai Gon, it received its current name in 1979. It is a museum showcasing Vietnam’s history with exhibits from all periods.

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 War Remnants Museum   FITO Museum  Fine Arts Museum
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 Ho Chi Minh City Museum  Ton Duc Thang Museum  Museum of Vietnamese History

 

Heritage

Saigon opera house

The Municipal Theatre of Ho Chi Minh City, also known as Saigon Opera House, is an opera house in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. It is an example of French Colonial architecture in Vietnam. Built in 1897 by French architect Eugène Ferret as the Opėra de Saigon, the 800 seat building was used as the home of the Lower House assembly of South Vietnam after 1956. It was not until 1975 that it was again used as a theatre, and restored in 1995.

The Independence Palace

Independence Palace, also known as Reunification Palace, built on the site of the former Norodom Palace, is a landmark in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. It was designed by architect Ngô Viết Thụ and was the home and workplace of the President of South Vietnam during the Vietnam War. It was the site of the end of the Vietnam War during the Fall of Saigon on April 30, 1975, when a North Vietnamese Army tank crashed through its gates.

Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral

Notre-Dame Cathedral Basilica of Saigon, officially Cathedral Basilica of Our Lady of The Immaculate Conception is a cathedral located in the downtown of Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. Established by French colonists who initially named it Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Saïgon, the cathedral was constructed between 1863 and 1880. It has two bell towers, reaching a height of 58 meters (190 feet).

Ba Thien Hau Temple

Chùa Bà Thiên Hậu is a Chinese style temple located on Nguyễn Trãi Street in the Cho Lon, District 5 of Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. It is dedicated to Thiên Hậu, the Lady of the Sea, who is also known as “Mazu”.

Mariamman Hindu Temple

The Mariamman Temple in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, is a temple dedicated to the Hindu goddess Mariamman. It was built in the late 19th century by traders from Tamil Nadu known as Nagarathar. It was built at first to serve the Chettiar community in Vietnam. It serves around fifty Tamil families in Ho Chi Minh City. Most of the devotees are Vietnamese or Sino-Vietnamese who believe they have experienced the powers of Mariamman.

Chua Vinh Nghiem

Vĩnh Nghiêm Pagoda is a pagoda in an area of 6,000 square metres at 339, Nam Kỳ Khởi Nghĩa Street, Ward 7, District 3 Ho Chi Minh City. This is the first pagoda in Vietnam to be built in Vietnamese traditional architecture style but with concrete. The highest structure in this pagoda is the 7-story, 40-metre-high (130 ft) tower. This pagoda houses and worship of one buddha and two bodhisattvas: Gautama Buddha, Manjusri, Samantabhadra.

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 Saigon Opera House  The Independence Palace  Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral
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 Ba Thien Hau Temple  Mariamman Hindu Temple  Chua Vinh Nghiem

 

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