Vietnam is a great place to visit and there are some popular museums which make people understand the history and culture of the country. There are various museums such as Women’s clothing or the ethnology museum along with war remnants museum which make it an interesting place to visit. So, get the best views of the historical artefacts and materials once you visit this place. Here are some of the great museums voted by TripAdvisor the world renowned tour guide website.
The War Remnants Museum is a must visit place located in the 28 Vo Van Tan , Ward 6, District 3, HCMC. The museum has on display various and materials along with artefacts on the evidence of the crime and the war so that the younger generation should know about the mental struggle for freedom and independence of the country. The museum has done a major contribution in educating the public about the various aspects of war and the country involvement in it to gain freedom. There are more than 20,000 documents in store along with films and exhibits which make it a great place to visit.
If you want to study or have knowledge about the Vietnamese people and want to explore about the cultural aspect of the people then you should go for having a look at Vietnam Museum of Ethnology which has preserved the cultural heritage. The Museum is a popular tourist attraction and also exhibits traditional crafts, folk arts such as water puppetry. The culture of Vietnam is depicted in the museum in a vivid manner.
A Vietnamese women’s museum is a great collection of women centric tangible and intangible women historical and cultural heritage of Vietnamese women. The cultural backgrounds of Vietnamese women are preserved through these traditional efforts. It has also stood as a testimony of the cultural exchange between International and Vietnamese women. Be it the ritual and customs in marriage or childbirth or family life, everything is depicted here. It is also known for organizing many exhibitions for the visitors who will experience new things and its public programs and communication activities have reached a wider public. According to TripAdvisor it is one amongst the most interesting 25 best museums in Asia. TripAdvisor reviewed it as “Worth a visit- Touching stories”.
This is one of the must visit museums of exemplary art and has collection of photographers from Long Thanh. It depicts the meticulous and respectful art which is in the form of black and white photography. Everybody knows that if you look for the traditional black and white photography you get mesmerized by it but it has almost become a lost art these days. However, this museum has kept the trend alive. Generally the photographs which are depicted here are from a manual camera with reel film. So, if you are looking to get a glimpse of the Vietnam history through the photographs then you can certainly visit this studio.
One of the spectacular museums in Hanoi is known as Hanoi Police Museum. This one of the best museums to visit has 4 rooms which have various things on display. The first one has uniforms of the policemen which have changed over the years and the rest of them depicts how the police force has been built over the years. It also tells about the spy who worked for Vietnam during the years of war. The museum has recently opened in the year 2015 and provides a free tour. It also provides english speaker who guides you through the history of the museum. Also, the museum has weapons confiscated from the local people through some years.
Fito museum is a must see place and dedicated to traditional Vietnamese medicines which dates back to Stone Age. It shows that the people in Vietnam have been aware about the medicinal properties of herbs since the Stone Age. So, if you want to know more about these traditional Vietnamese medicines you can get the knowledge from here. The medicines were prepared from the herbs with the help of knives, grinders, mortars and pestles. There are various objects which are kept here and used in making traditional form of medicines. Certain books and medicines can be seen here which depicts the history of traditional Vietnamese medicines. All-in-all it is a great place to visit in Vietnam.
It is the Vietnam Museum of Fine Arts which depicts thousands of fine arts and cultural extravaganza and is reckoned to be one of the best museums in Vietnam. It ranges photographs from historical periods. The 20th century art museum is concerned with different depiction of patriotism, martyrdom and overcoming enemy incursion. It presents a collection of late 20th and 21st century which includes work by artists who are very much into exploring different aspects of paintings.
The Alexandre Yersin Museum is one of the must see place in Vietnam. The famous museum has been named after the famous biologist Yersin who has done experiment on rat-borne microbes that causes bubonic plague. The famous plantations of rubber and quinine have also been introduced by him. You can see Yersin’s library and office at this small but interesting museum. It also increases the knowledge about the bacteriology and medical sciences. So, it is a great place to visit.
If you are interested in fine arts and want to enjoy the cultural aspect of Vietnam then you must visit the Fine Arts Museum in Ho Chi Minh City. The famous museum is a great place for arts lovers to learn and study more about art. The building itself is great with an architectural style of nineteenth century. There are ancient art collections along with modern collection which depicts the mixture of new and old culture. It has altogether precious collections of 21,000 artefacts and are divided into two main areas, traditional art and modern art.
The B52 Victory museum is dedicated to the Vietnam military. It is another must see museums in Vietnam. It has various war memorabilia from various destroyed aircrafts to the equipments used in destroying them. The famous museum is open on weekdays except Monday and Friday. Also, the famous museum is built in modern architectural style and it bears the symbol of glory of the winning station. The museum is one of the best as it helps the coming generation to understand about the sacrifices made by the people of Vietnam and their armed forces in the war. It shows the destructive war of US Imperialism in Hanoi and how they got out of it. Thus it is a great place to know about the disastrous display of US defeat in this country.
So, if you are planning to visit Vietnam then you should certainly have a look at these places to increase the knowledge about the history and culture of the country.