Located at the corner of Lý Tự Trọng and Nam Kỳ Khởi Nghĩa streets covering a total square of 2 hectares of land, near the Independence Palace, museum of Ho Chi Minh City is an interesting museum small within walking distance of Pham Ngu Lao Street. South Vietnam packages
In spite of the fact that being constructed by French architect Alfred Foulhoux, the building has had many owners over the years, ranging from the Japanese Governor Yoshida Minoda during the Second World War, to the last Vietnamese king, King Bao Dai. A couple of antiquated American aircraft, as well as an American Tank and a Huey UH-1 Helicopter standing outside the building are the highlights in the construction. Indochina tours Vietnam
Built in 1885 and used to be known as Gia Long Palace (and later the Revolutionary Museum) in grand and neoclassical structure, Ho Chi Minh City’s city museum is a the sole wonderful and impressive building, representing the history of the city thanks to its archaeological artefacts, ceramics, old maps of the city and the displays of traditional marriages of a wide variety of ethnic minorities.
Including many displays and artifacts showing these important periods of Vietnamese communist history together with displays on such various subjects as Buddhism, archaeological artefacts, the economy and wedding traditions in Vietnam, it is an informative museum worth paying a visit to.
The displays upstairs largely covering the anti French resistance between 1930 and 1954 indicates the way the urban movements developed in Saigon as a answer to the French Colonial Rule and the effect these movements had in causing chaos in the French colonial rule. Displays concerning the Vietnamese resistance against the Americans including many collections of weapons used by the Vietnamese forces to struggle with the Americans, as well as U.S. medals and other such tools of the war are also represented here.
However the most outstanding items in the museum’s collection are two river boats made from wood, long and thin in shape that were used by locals to travel and transit items up and down river dating back to the 13th century. Both of them were found in the Saigon River in Thu Duc Ward which was built between 1885 and 1809 and used as the Cochin-china governor’s palace.
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