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Museum of Vietnamese History

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Museum of Vietnamese History

Museum of Vietnamese History in Ho Chi Minh City was built in 1929 and was originally called the Blanchard de la Brosse Museum. In the span of years between 1929 and 1956 it mainly exhibited ancient art collections of a few Asian countries. The Museum was renamed Saigon National Museum after 1956 and was called so till 1975. Post 1975 the museum was expanded and has been called the Museum of Vietnamese History since then. The museum exhibits its collection in two parts:

First Part: Exhibits the history of Vietnam from the times when the area was first settled (about 300,000 years ago) to 1930. This part consists of the following halls:
* The primitive period in Vietnam
* The founding of King Hung’s Dynasty
* The periods of struggle to gain independence (Centuries 1 – 10)
* Ly Dynasty (Centuries 11 – 13)
* Tran Dynasty (Centuries 13 – 14)
* Le Dynasty (Centuries 15 – 17)
* Tay Son Dynasty (Centuries 18 – early 19)
* Nguyen Dynasty (Centuries 19 – mid 20)

Second Two: Displays showcase various themes like that of historical characteristics of southern Vietnam such as Oc Eo culture, ancient culture of the Mekong Delta, Cham art, Ben Nghe – Saigon, ethnic minority groups in Vietnam. Ancient pottery of a few Asian countries is also housed in this area. Museum of Vietnamese History also stores a number of important relics in a separate storage are.
*Address: # 2 Nguyen Binh Khiem St., District 1, Ho Chi Minh City
*Opening Hours: 08.00AM – 11.30AM / 13.30PM – 16.30PM