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Top museums not to miss in Vietnam

Fine Arts Museum in District 1
Vietnam, a small nation located in South East Asia, has a long history of about 4.000 years. If you have a chance to visit Vietnam, you should spend some time in museums to know more about not only history but also cultures of this Asian dynamic country.

Mausoleums in Hanoi

Hanoi, the capital of Vietnam, attracts lots of foreign tourists each year for not only its beautiful sites but also for a number of fascinating museums.

Vietnam Museum of Ethnology

The no.1 museum you are highly recommended to visit is Vietnam Museum of Ethnology, located at Nguyen Van Huyen Street, Cau Giay District. The museum covers a total area of 4ha and takes nearly 10 years to complete. The construction contains three main exhibition areas namely Bronze Drum building, outdoor area and the Southeast Asia building. In 2014, Vietnam Museum of Ethnology was on top 4 Asia’s most fascinating museums by TripAdvisor. You can visit the museum from 8:30am to 5:30pm everyday except Monday, with an entrance fee of US$1.5 per adult.

Bronze Drum building of Vietnam Museum of Ethnology

Bronze Drum building of Vietnam Museum of Ethnology -source: internet

Vietnamese Women’s Museum

The second museum for you to visit in Hanoi is Vietnamese Women’s Museum at no.36 Ly Thuong Kiet Street, close to the Old Quarter. The museum has opened to publics since 1995 and become one of the most tourist attractions within Hanoi. You can visit the museum all week round, from 8am to 5pm. The entrance fee is also US$1.5 per adult. Click indochina travel to get more information

Traditional costume of Vietnamese women in the museum

Traditional costume of Vietnamese women in the museum -source: internet

Vietnam National Museum of History

Another address for those interested in Vietnam’s history is Vietnam National Museum of History at no.1, Trang Tien Street for the exhibition from the Prehistoric period to Nguyen Dynasty, 1945. For the modern history – 1858 to present day, tourists can enter from no.216, Tran Quang Khai Street. Vietnam National Museum of History opens from 8am-12pm and 1:30pm to 5pm everyday, except the first Monday of each month. It costs US$2 per ticket to visit both address.

Vietnam National Museum of History from the outside

Vietnam National Museum of History from the outside-source: internet

Museums in Ho Chi Minh City

War Remnants Museum

One of the most crowded destinations within Ho Chi Minh City is the War Remnants Museum located at no.28, Vo Van Tan Street. This museum displays the painful process of Vietnamese people against the colonizers as well as terrible consequences of the Vietnam war. Visiting War Remnants Museum, tourists will know more about Vietnam and surprise at its pace of developmet.

War Remnants Museum attracts lots of tourists every day

War Remnants Museum attracts lots of tourists every day- source: internet

The museum opens every single day from 7:30am-12pm in the morning and from 1:30pm-5pm. The entrance ticket is currently US$0.75 per foreign tourist and US$0.1 per Vietnamese.

Fine Arts Museum

It is not necessary to be an artist to visit Arts Museum, isn’t it? Fine Arts Museum has opened to publics since 1992 and become a major center of Vietnam fine arts, maintaining a large number of paintings, sculptures and antiques along the country’s history. Located at no.97A, Pho Duc Chinh Street, right in the central of Ho Chi Minh city, Fine Arts Museum is a highly popular destination of foreign tourists. You can visit the museum from 9am to 4:45pm every day at the cost of US$0.5 per adult.

Fine Arts Museum in District 1

Fine Arts Museum in District 1 -source: internet

So these are top museums in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh city you should not miss. Why don’t you go and check it out to gain more knowledge of Vietnam?

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