Ho Chi Minh Museum is worth a visit if you are already at the Mausoleum.
Ho Chi Minh Museum in Hanoi (Bảo Tang Ho Chi Minh) is situated about 300 meters from the most important sight of Hanoi – Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum. The museum can be your next stop if you want to explore Hanoi in the larger scale. Museum is dedicated to Vietnamese president and the leader of the struggle for national liberation – Ho Chi Minh, his ideas and propaganda and intended mainly to fans of history and tourists. Museum was built in the 90s.
Ho Chi Minh – former president and leader of the struggle for national liberation.
The museum is divided into 8 chronological topics connected with the life of Ho Chi Minh. Since his childhood, life, study, the Vietnam War and his political activity. You can see there an artifacts, items from the war period, old products, lots of photos, posters and other things. The labels are in English and French. However, labels are not everywhere, and often you do not know what’s going on.
Visiting this museum combine with a visit to the nearby historical monuments.
The labels are in French, because in the years 1854-1884 France ruled Vietnam. This domination ended in 1954 in the battle in Dien Bien Phu. For fans of history may be interesting museum. Reserve max. 2 hours for visiting this museum. So if you do not study in detail each caption or other artifacts. In the whole surrounding of the Ba Dinh Square you will find another historical monuments – mainly the aforementioned Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, One Pillar Pagoda, Ho’s house, Presidential Palace.
Opening time in Ho Chi Minh Museum:
Monday – 8–12
Tuesday – 8–12, 14–16:30
Wednesday – 8–12, 14–16:30
Thursday – 8–12, 14–16:30
Friday – 8–12
Saturday – 8–12, 14–16:30
Sunday – 8–12, 14–16:30
(time can be changed, especially during the holidays)
Entrance fee in Ho Chi Minh Museum:
10 000 dongs (0,40 Usd)
Official website of the Ho Chi Minh Museum:
www.baotanghochiminh.vn (often does not run)
More information about Ho Chi Minh leader.