Ho Chi Minh City Museum

8 / 10

10 expert reviews

“Built by the French between 1901 and 1908 to be Saigon's Hotel de Ville (City Hall), this elaborate yellow-and-white colonial building now houses the city's main governing body.”

– Fodor's

Lonely Planet Lonely Planet
Top Choice
"HCMC’s city museum is a singularly beautiful and impressive building, telling the story of the city through archaeological artefacts, ceramics, old city maps and displays." Full review
Lonely Planet Lonely Planet
Top Choice
"Nicknamed the ‘Dragon House’ (Nha Rong), this... houses many of Ho Chi Minh’s personal effects." Full review
Fodor's Fodor's
"To really understand the significance of what's on display, curious sightseers should consider a guided tour." Full review
Fodor's Fodor's
"Exhibits include photos of historical events, uprisings, student demonstrations, and the self-immolation of the monk Thich Quang Duc as a protest against the war." Full review
Michelin Guide Michelin Guide
1 Star
"The long Nguyen Hue Avenue (formerly Boulevard Charner), created in the 19C above a filled-in canal, is now a showcase for urban development." Full review
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