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“A revealing glimpse of the past”

Ho Chi Minh City Museum
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Reviewed 25 August 2014

Don't come here for the history of HCMC as such. That bit of the exhibition was clearly put together by earnest bureaucrats and concentrates on things like the population of various wards, the geology beneath the city and HCMC industries (I am not exaggerating). The really interesting bit is the original purpose of the museum: a history of the Vietnamese revolution. Other reviewers' comments about the spectacles of Comrade X and the typewriter of Comrade Y are spot on. The exhibits are not interesting in themselves but because of the perspective they reflect on the Communist view of Vietnam's history, complete with revolutionary paintings and waxworks. Come here for an insight into a vanished but powerful way of thinking.

Thank Philip S
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Reviewed 18 August 2014

We decided to do a museum day and came here first. The building itself is beautiful and we enjoyed walking around the outside at the French colonial building and looking at the relics from the war. The building inside was interesting with various exhibits on the Vietnam war and Dien bien phu as well as early Vietnamese settlement and culture. The exhibits were a bit tired looking. However worth a visit but some of the other museums are better.

1  Thank lounee x
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Reviewed 16 August 2014

For a country so rich in history it has some of the most boring museums in the world! I mean "glasses worn by comrade Vo Tinh (or something) before the attack on such and such a place" or "tin of grease used to lubricate chain of motorbike carrying resistance fighters" (I made this up) are NOT INTERESTING exhibits! Maybe a course in museum set up would help. Give this one a miss.

Thank pandos200
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Reviewed 15 August 2014

Worth a stroll through the lovely building, interesting history of Saigon. Deserves a look when exploring this City's past.

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Reviewed 13 August 2014

I had a drive by attack but two people on a motorbike they were travelling very fast speed and sped past me as they tried to swipe my bag off my body.The strap broke and I managed to hold onto thank goodness.
We also met someone who was attacked from behind by two people who came up behind her and stole the gold necklaces off her neck.
Just be careful.

Thank JohnSullivan_43
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