THE HO CHI MINH CITY MUSEUM - THE VINTAGE MUSEUM SINCE 1890
The museum is located at the corner of Ly Tu Trong and Nam Ky Khoi Nghia streets with 2 hectares of land. It near the Independence Palace.
The building was constructed began in 1885 and completed in 1890, and was designed by French architect who name is Alfred Foulhoux. Originally, they built it to house the Museum of Commercial Trade, exhibiting products and goods of Southern Vietnam. But then it soon became the residence of the Governor of Cochinchina, starting with Henri Éloi Danel (1850 - 1898).
Later in 1975, this building was officially the Ho Chi Minh City Museum where is a historical site and museum in Saigon.
There are many galleries that kept the artifacts and statues displaying the Vietnamese culture in the past. With 5.000 VND you can get in the building , visit and know more about Vietnamese tradition. Moreover, this place have retained the Indochina architecture so you can take a lot of nice photos to make your travel album more interesting.
"Bring village to city"