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Gia Long Palace (Vietnamese: Dinh Gia Long), now officially the Hồ Chí Minh City Museum (Vietnamese language: Bảo tàng Thành phố Hồ Chí Minh) is a historical site and museum in Hồ Chí Minh City (Saigon), Vietnam. The museum is situated at the corner of Lý Tự Trọng and Nam Kỳ Khởi Nghĩa streets, located on 2 hectares of land, near the Independence Palace.
|Monday||7:30 AM – 6:00 PM|
|Tuesday||7:30 AM – 6:00 PM|
|Wednesday||7:30 AM – 6:00 PM|
|Thursday||7:30 AM – 6:00 PM|
|Friday||7:30 AM – 6:00 PM|
|Saturday||7:30 AM – 6:00 PM|
|Sunday||7:30 AM – 6:00 PM|
Quite informative and interesting with all the exhibits. I enjoyed visiting this place. In fact the building architecture is quite nice. But visit there once is enough.
Very interesting exhibition, it is need to be visited for sure if you are traveling in Saigon. Building old and seems even windows here are exhibits and that's cool some how. 4 star because no AC, but exhibition Small and can take 1 hours that's offset even the lack of ac
Awesome exhibition. Definitely worth a visit when coming to HCM City! It tells the story of how Vietnam became what it is today. Growing up in a different country than my parents, this visit felt very special. I can totally recommend. There is also a little souvenir shop ran by a very friendly lady.
For a grand palace the museum exhibits are average and quite tacky. I would describe it as "low-budget", an overseas archaeological antiques store I know has a more interesting collection of historical southern Vietnamese artefacts. Bring insect repellent because there are mosquitos in here. I expected more cultural information on Saigon and the southern region, but it was just lacking. But it isn't to say that they didn't have information about the development of Saigon, it's archaeology, flora and fauna and culture but the war and revolutionary sections had a greater abundance of specimens. They had missed a great opportunity to showcase the fine art and crafts of the region. In the same vein, if you are a military and war history buff, that section will be a little more appealing, though some specimens don't have an English translation so if you don't speak Vietnamese you'd have to guess.
We loved this museum. Beside the war museum this was the other most interesting thing we've found in HCMC. The exibitions shows lot of interesting historical and economical facts about HCMC and the Mekong delta. The entrance fee is only 30.000 VND. Worth to visit if you have an hour (or a little bit more), to discover more about the region and the vietnamese history.
I'm sure if you was a little more of it history buff you would get more stars has several military type Vehicles outside including a couple aircraft a tank Etc. Inside some history and artifacts. Would probably take you a half hour and at the most 1 hour to complete that visit. I can't remember the exact price but it was only a couple dollars. They did charge you if you had a camera a little more. Glad I visited this site but I probably wouldn't go way out of my way to visit it.
Not a bad place to spend an hour or two, but the information could be better presented and clearer. Some nice displays of the city's history but hard to follow the overall timeline. Still worth a visit. 30k per person, 20k extra if you want to take photos.
The place is beautiful for taking pictures and knowledge about the city's history. It can be crowded in the morning but overall not too crowd, and don't skip the bunker of the president down below the ground. Ask for instructions or just simply discover yourself.
Less about the history of Vietnam during war time, with more modern information in this classy building. Lot of information and stats about the recent of Vietnam. And they have tanks and fighters in the garden, just like all other museums in Ho Chi Minh City. And they have very beautiful stairs in the center of the building, great place to take photos. Ticket price is VND 30,000
What a waste of time and energy. Nothing much to see here. No details about the history or any of the artefacts. Forget about learning anything if you're a foreigner as the little details there are, are in Vietnamese language.
This museum is a good idea from the perspective of Saigon history and it's the reason I wanted to see it. However, I was kinda disappointed how the space is organized. I wanted to follow a path to make a story, at least at some parts of the museum, but I was most of the time lost (even if the pace is not huge) and trying to figure out what belongs to what time. The exception are just 2 rooms at the first floor, they are a little better organized and marked (but not the best). The museum needs at least better signs to move through, it's the least they could do by my opinion. It requires a complete renovation, but I guess it would be too expensive at this time
Museum is in a fascinating building that has an interesting story. But as for the exhibits, they could use some sprucing up and effort put into being made more interesting. Especially true on the first floor. Best part was the stuff upstairs about the American War. The personal effects of select historical figures was fascinating. Allow 1 to 1.5 his for a visit.
Among the museums I visited in HCMC, this by far is the least favorite or, had me less interested even if it is the main museum in the city (based on the name). It only has 2floors and not crowded. You can finish it in less than an hour. Some of the items are displayed outside of the rooms and not sure if 'other' items were part of the display. Note that there is an additional payment if you'll take pictures using a professional camera.
The place for you to learn about Vietnam history. They provide English speaking guide. If you have allergy with dust, better use your mask. In some rooms the dust was thick.
Museum is always a good idea when we visit new places. The revolutionary museum is good actually. It is a historical building and show us the history about Vietnam. The building is clean. Unfortunately it is too boring to visit thos museum. It should have been organized well so it can attract many more visitors to com3. It only has 2 floors and everything semms boring.
The best thing about this museum is the building itself. Cool and tiled, great bits of furniture and really nice views of the streets around it. The displays are a little lacking and need a bit of an update but there are a few wonderful treasures to be seen, along with some good historical information. The street food area just behind it across the road is a great place for something to eat as well.