Vietnam is a country with a long history of thousands of years. Through many arduous struggles to achieve peace and independence as today, it is also a national pride, and also for generations of descendants and international friends to look back on that journey in a surprising and admiring way.
The details of the country such as history and wars are often reserved in historical museums in Vietnam, stretching from the South to the North of this beautiful land. Visiting these places is an interesting and humane thing. Let’s explore some famous museums in different cities from the South to the North!
Museums in South of Vietnam
Museum of Can Tho City
Located at No.1 Hoa Binh Boulevard, Tan An Ward, Ninh Kieu District, Can Tho City. With an area of nearly 3,000m², Can Tho Museum is considered to be the largest general museum in the Mekong Delta region. This place displays and introduces artifacts about the country and people of Can Tho through each historical period; to introduce socio-economic and cultural achievements of the Kinh, Chinese and Khmer ethnic groups in the process of building and defending the country along with increasing economic, national defense, security and social achievements in this beautiful land nowadays. The museum was established in 1976, after many changes until 1992, it was officially named Can Tho Museum.
- On Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursday
- Morning from 8:00 am to 11:00 pm
- Afternoon from 14:00 pm to 17:00 pm.
– Saturday, Sunday and public holidays
- Morning from 8:00 am to 11:00 pm
- Afternoon from 18:30 pm to 21:00 pm
- 30,000VND / adult
War Remnants Museum – Ho Chi Minh city
It was established in September 1975, on a fairly large campus on Vo Van Tan Street, District 3, Ho Chi Minh city. This museum exhibits evidence of war crimes for more than 20 years in the South of Vietnam. With the topics: the crime of massacre of the people, spraying of toxic chemicals, images of imprisonment, brutal torture, wars of destroying the North with artifacts such as tanks, airplanes, machines slashing, cannons, tiger cages (modeled as tiger cages in Con Dao). There are also galleries of southwest border war and the northern border war.
More than thirty years of opening for visitors, the War Remnants Museum has welcomed millions of visitors, of which the majority of foreign visitors, especially US tourists.
- All days of the week (including public holidays and New Year holidays)
- From 7:30 am to 18:00 pm
- 40,000 VND / international visitor
The Dragon Wharf – Ho Chi Minh city
It was originally a major trading port in Saigon, built in 1864 on the Saigon River. Called Nha Rong Wharf because there was a building with Western architecture but on top of it were two dragons, so people called it Nha Rong. This is also the first project built by the French after capturing Saigon. On June 5, 1911, a young man named Nguyen Tat Thanh got off the Amiral Latouche Tréville train as a kitchen assistant to be able to go to Europe, marking a turning point for the path of national liberation of Vietnam.
- Tuesday to Sunday
- Morning from 7:30 to 11:30
- Afternoon from 13:30 – 17:00.
- No. 01 Nguyen Tat Thanh, Ward 12, District 4, Ho Chi Minh City
Ticket price: FREE
Car ticket: VND 2,000 if you ride.
Note: tourists should visit in the afternoon from 13h30 – 17h00 because you can watch the whole sunset or watch Nha Rong Wharf at night.
Museums in the Middle of Vietnam
Hue Museum of Royal Fine Arts – Thua Thien Hue city
The Hue Museum of Royal Fine Arts is a place to a collection of bronze, crockery, porcelain, stoneware, stoneware, and blue utensils, crowns and accessories of the Nguyen Dynasty. The whole palace used to be a museum is a seven-room building with two wings, coinciding with the scallop snail, the former Long An palace in Bao Dinh palace. Long An Palace is a very beautiful and precious architectural work. On some wooden details, there are carved 35 poems, poems and poems written by King Thieu Tri.
- No. 3, Le Truc Street, Hue City
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Museums in North of Vietnam
Ho Chi Minh Museum – Hanoi
It is located in Ba Dinh square area, right next to Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum. The museum was inaugurated in 1990, on the occasion of his 100th birthday. The building has the shape of a blooming lotus, 20.5m high, including 4 floors with a total usable area of 10,000m2, exhibit area of 4,000m2. There are 117,274 original artifacts, images reflecting the life and revolutionary activities of President Ho Chi Minh from the late 19th century to the present.
- 19 Ngoc Ha, Ba Dinh, Hanoi
- Open every day of the week
- Morning from 8:00 – 12:00
- Afternoon from 14:00 – 16:30
- Monday and Friday from 8:00 – 12:00
- 25,000 VND / international guest
Vietnam History Museum – Hanoi
Vietnam History Museum at No.1 Trang Tien Street, Hanoi (behind the Opera House) was established in 1958. It stores and displays many valuable collections and artifacts of historical periods of Vietnam peoples.
The museum building has a beautiful architecture, the display area of over 2000m2. The lower floor displays the subject of Prehistoric Time: Vietnam built the country to the Tran Dynasty. The 2nd floor: Ho Dynasty to the Nguyen Dynasty and a part of Cham Culture.
The museum houses more than 7,000 artifacts that clearly illustrate the creative labor process as well as the history of fighting against foreign aggression for the survival of the Vietnamese nation.
- Morning: From 8:00 am to 12:00 pm
- Afternoon: From 13:30 to 17:00
- Adults: 40,000 VND / time / person
- Taking photos: VND 15,000 / camera
- Filming: 30,000 VND / camera/smartphone
Visiting historical museums is a great way to cultivate understanding, hope this post will be helpful for those who want to know more about a country by understanding its history.