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Ho Chi Minh City Museum

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Ho Chi Minh City Museum (Bao Tang Thanh Pho Ho Chi Minh) is devoted to the history of the city and is housed in Gia Long Palace, a building that deserves its own museum-if only these walls could talk.

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First, the museum’s contents. Not to be confused with the Ho Chi Minh Museum (dedicated to the revered revolutionary leader/late President), this museum traces the city’s development from pre-history to reunification, with special emphasis on the revolutionary struggles. There’s also a display of traditional dress and currency. There are some explanations in English, but the flow of the rooms is confusing—keep your eye out for the number signs to follow.

When the North rolled in to town. Photo taken in or around Ho Chi Minh City Museum, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam by Cindy Fan.

When the North rolled in to town. Photo: Cindy Fan

Outside, war machines are displayed on the grounds, including an A-37 fighter, M41 tank and UH-1 (Huey) ... Travelfish members only (Full text is around 400 words.)

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