The Vietnam National Museum of History is in a building that typifies Indochinese architecture. One of many museums in Ho Chi Minh City, this site offers a range of artifacts from Vietnam’s long history
Find stunning Indochinese architecture and a vast collection of ancient artifacts when you view this superb museum collection housed in an architecturally impressive building.
The displays in the National Museum of History are set out in chronological order. Begin your journey through the country’s history by viewing a display of coins, axes and spears from the Dong Son civilization that was prominent around 2,000 B.C.
Continue to find out about the mysterious Funan, Cham and Khmer people who lived across Vietnam and Cambodia between the 1st and 7th centuries. Take a look at an assortment of intricate sandstone and woodcarvings that depict their gods and religious symbols. The highlight of this section is a set of precious relics from the Angkor Wat Temple in Cambodia.
A large space in the National Museum of History is devoted to the pivotal years of the Nguyen Dynasty between 1802 and 1945. View clothing that was worn by royalty from the last ruling family and see how normal Vietnamese people lived under the command of the emperor and French colonial rule.
Add: 2 Nguyen Binh Khiem Street, District 1 (next to the city zoo and botanic gardens)
Tuesday to Sunday: 8:00 AM to 11:30 AM and 1:30 PM to 5:00 PM
Closed on Monday
Don’t miss: The water puppet shows