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Museum of Ho Chi Minh City
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Discover a huge array of exhibitions that explore Vietnam’s intriguing and sometimes troubled past.

View collections of pre-historic artifacts, cultural treasures and folk art on a visit to the fascinating Museum of Ho Chi Minh City. Understand the nation’s recent history of conflict from a local point of view and get close to a real American fighter jet.

Before you head inside the museum, take a few minutes to look around the building’s stunning exterior. Built in 1885, this French neoclassical mansion is fronted with tall columns and a grand balcony above the entrance. The building was once the palace used by the governor of Cochinchina.

The first displays you come across investigate the ancient history of civilization in Vietnam. Admire perfectly preserved tools as well as two long, carved wooden boats that transported people and food along the Saigon River. Photographs show the archeological sites where these relics were found, while colorful paintings depict scenes from early tribes and villages.

Continue through the museum to learn more about the city’s long-standing culture. See the bright clothes and decorations that have been used at traditional weddings for centuries. There are also examples of the handmade jewelry and ceramics that are still used as part of such ceremonies today.

Step forward in time to the challenging years of war and revolution portrayed on the top floor of the museum. Find out what it would have been like to be a soldier in the country’s many different conflicts via written testimonials and photographic displays. You will also find a collection of American memorabilia such as guns, medals and uniforms in this area.

Head outside into the garden where several larger souvenirs of the American conflict are displayed. Touch the F-5 jet that bombed the presidential palace in 1975 and get close to a Huey UH-1 helicopter.

The Museum of Ho Chi Minh City is on Ly Tu Trong Street in District One. The museum is open every day and there is a small admission charge.

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Prostyle Hotel Ho Chi Minh
Prostyle Hotel Ho Chi Minh
4 out of 5
26 Thi Sach st, Ben Nghe ward, Dist 1, Ho Chi Minh City
The price is SG$57 per night from 23 Jan to 24 Jan
Excludes taxes & fees

Located in District 1, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Vincom Center Shopping Mall, Parkson Plaza and Opera House. Ho Chi Minh City Hall and Saigon Central ...

4.3/5Excellent! (82 reviews)
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"The lobby was amazing, it was very beautiful, I can tell before is a very old hotel, and they did some remodeling to the hotel, I think is a very nice and reasonable price for the room. recommend to everyone who wants to stay in Saigon."…"

Reviewed on 16 Mar,2020

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Rex Hotel
Rex Hotel
5 out of 5
141 Nguyen Hue Blvd, Ho Chi Minh City
The price is SG$135 per night from 23 Jan to 24 Jan
Excludes taxes & fees

This family-friendly Ho Chi Minh City hotel is located in the entertainment district, steps away from Nguyen Hue Walking Street, Ho Chi Minh City Hall and Saigon ...

4.3/5Excellent! (1,048 reviews)
Great location and excellent service!

"Great spot but hotel looks a little bit tired. Area round the pool is slippery. However, staff were excellent and friendly- all spoke good English. Rooftop garden restaurant was great and breakfast was outstanding. I got some specials and it was certainly excellent value for money."…"

Reviewed on 15 Jul,2020

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Silverland Sil Hotel & Spa
Silverland Sil Hotel & Spa
3.5 out of 5
20-22-24 Thai Van Lung St, Ben Nghe Ward, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City
The price is SG$42 per night from 31 Jan to 1 Feb
Excludes taxes & fees

Located in District 1, this hotel is steps away from Children Hospital 2 and Saigon River. Vincom Center Shopping Mall and Ho Chi Minh City Hall are also within ...

4.1/5Very Good! (743 reviews)
neat place to stay in the center of HCMC

"a neat place good for a short stay, especially outside the hotel u got lots of bistros and good restaurants"…"

Reviewed on 5 Oct,2020

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Prostyle Hotel Ho Chi Minh
Prostyle Hotel Ho Chi Minh
4 out of 5
26 Thi Sach st, Ben Nghe ward, Dist 1, Ho Chi Minh City
The price is SG$57 per night from 23 Jan to 24 Jan
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Rex Hotel
Rex Hotel
5 out of 5
141 Nguyen Hue Blvd, Ho Chi Minh City
The price is SG$135 per night from 23 Jan to 24 Jan
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Silverland Sil Hotel & Spa
3.5 out of 5
20-22-24 Thai Van Lung St, Ben Nghe Ward, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City
The price is SG$42 per night from 31 Jan to 1 Feb
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Roseland Centa Hotel & Spa
3.5 out of 5
15/1A-15A/57A Le Thanh Ton, Ben Nghe Ward, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City
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Park View Saigon Hotel
3 out of 5
98R -100 Le Lai street, Ben Thanh Ward, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City
The price is SG$23 per night from 23 Jan to 24 Jan
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Grand Hotel Saigon
Grand Hotel Saigon
5 out of 5
8 Dong Khoi Street, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City
The price is SG$94 per night from 23 Jan to 24 Jan
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New World Saigon Hotel
5 out of 5
76 Le Lai Street, District 1, Ben Thanh, Ho Chi Minh City
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Liberty Central Saigon Citypoint
4 out of 5
59 - 61 Pasteur Street, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City
The price is SG$74 per night from 30 Jan to 31 Jan
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Dyn Opera Hotel
3.5 out of 5
18 Cao Ba Quat, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City, Ho Chi Minh
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