• Ho Chi Minh Museum

    Tran QuangMarch 3, 2023
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    The Ho Chi Minh Museum in Hanoi, Vietnam is dedicated to the life and achievements of Vietnamese leader Ho Chi Minh and the country’s revolutionary struggle against foreign powers.

    The museum houses a vast collection of documents and artifacts that document Ho Chi Minh’s life, as well as the cultural and revolutionary heritage that the late president left behind.

    The museum is constructed in the shape of a lotus flower and consists of eight chronological exhibitions that cover key periods in Ho Chi Minh’s life, from his upbringing to his pursuit of independence for Vietnam.

    Admission to the museum costs 40,000 VND per person, and it is closed on Mondays and Fridays.

    However, visitors can head to the local market opposite the museum to sample local food and interact with the “real” locals.

    The museum house symbolizes a lotus flower nearly 20m high with a usable area of 13,000m2, of which more than 4,000m2 is for display. In addition, the museum also has a 400m2 exhibition space, where various thematic exhibitions and cultural activities are held.

    What to see?

    The museum tells the story of Ho Chi Minh’s life through eight exhibits in chronological order.

    • The first exhibit shows Ho Chi Minh’s life from 1890 to 1910, including his upbringing and youth.
    • The second exhibit covers the next ten years of his life, when he traveled the world looking for a way to free Vietnam from colonialism.
    • Exhibits 3 to 5 cover Ho Chi Minh’s life from 1920 to 1945. They show how he combined the ideas of Marxism and Leninism to create the Vietnamese Communist Party and worked to gain independence for Vietnam.
    • Exhibits 6 and 7 cover Ho Chi Minh’s life from 1945 until his death in 1969.
    • The last exhibit focuses on his legacy as a national hero and his political career.

    The museum has a collection of artifacts, miniatures, and gifts from all over the world. Descriptions are available in Vietnamese, English, and French. Guided tours can be arranged on request.

    The statue is 3.5m high and weighs 3 tons. The statue of Uncle Ho is placed in front of the background of the banyan tree, the sun, the symbol of light and the longevity of the nation.

    Some tips:

    • Ho Chi Minh Museum opening hours: 8:00 AM to 11:30 AM on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays, and Sundays (closed on Mondays and Fridays).
    • Ho Chi Minh Museum entry fee: 40,000 VND per person.
    • Location: 19 Ngoc Ha Street, Doi Can Ward, Ba Dinh District, Hanoi.

    Funfact:

    Across from the Ho Chi Minh Museum is a small alley where you can find a local market.

    If you want to avoid the touristy areas, check out this market. They offer a lot of food options including famous dishes like Pho (Vietnamese noodles) and Che (Vietnamese pudding), as well as baguettes and other local foods. Not only is the food cheaper than what you would find in the Old Quarter, but you also have the opportunity to interact with locals.

    There are many other museums in Vietnam that are called “Ho Chi Minh Museum” including:

    • Kim Liên Museum in Nghệ An, which is Ho Chi Minh’s childhood house.
    • Phan Thiết branch of Ho Chi Minh Museum, which is located at the site of Dục Thanh School.
    • Ho Chi Minh Museum branch at Dragon Wharf in Ho Chi Minh City.
    • Ho Chi Minh City Museum.
    In the photo is a combination of images of the homeland, simulating the house of President Ho Chi Minh’s family.

    FAQ

    Can I take picture inside Ho Chi Minh Museum?

    Yes, you can!

    About the distance, and the time?

    About 3km, and 10 minutes when you go there by taxi.

    Takeaway

    • Introduction
      • Dedicated to the life and achievements of Ho Chi Minh and the country’s revolutionary struggle against foreign powers.
      • Houses a vast collection of documents and artifacts that document Ho Chi Minh’s life and cultural and revolutionary heritage.
      • Constructed in the shape of a lotus flower and consists of eight chronological exhibitions.
      • Admission cost is 40,000 VND per person, and it is closed on Mondays and Fridays.
    • What to see?
      • Eight exhibits in chronological order
        • Exhibit 1: Ho Chi Minh’s life from 1890 to 1910
        • Exhibit 2: Ho Chi Minh’s life from 1911 to 1920
        • Exhibits 3-5: Ho Chi Minh’s life from 1920 to 1945
        • Exhibits 6-7: Ho Chi Minh’s life from 1945 until his death in 1969
        • Last exhibit: Ho Chi Minh’s legacy as a national hero and his political career
      • Collection of artifacts, miniatures, and gifts from all over the world. Descriptions in Vietnamese, English, and French.
      • Guided tours can be arranged on request.
    • Tips
    • Funfact
      • Local market opposite the museum offers local food at cheaper prices and the opportunity to interact with locals.
      • Other Ho Chi Minh Museums in Vietnam.
    • FAQ
      • Yes, photography is allowed inside the museum.
      • Distance from the museum is about 3km, and it takes around 10 minutes to get there by taxi.

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