Location: Vietnam History Museum is located
on No. 2 Nguyen Binh Khiem Street, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City.
Characteristic: Through the different exhibits that can be seen, the
museum portrays Vietnam’s history from ancient times (approximately 300,000
years ago) up to the 1930s, when Vietnam’s Communist Party was founded.
The History Museum in Ho Chi Minh City was built in 1929 and was called "Musée
Blanchard de la Bosse". Until 1956, it was renamed Saigon National Museum, and
finally in 1975, after some renovations, the museum was expanded and became the
Ho Chi Minh City History Museum.
The museum’s exhibits are divided according to the following topics:
- Rise of the Hung Kings
- Fight for Independence (1st-10th centuries)
- Ly Dynasty (11th-13th centuries)
- Tran Dynasty (13th-14th centuries)
- Le Dynasty (15th-18th centuries)
- Tay Son Dynasty (18th-19th centuries)
- Nguyen Dynasty (19th-middle of the 20th centuries
Other part of the museum displays specific characteristics of the southern area
of Vietnam such as the Oc-Eo culture, the ancient culture of the Mekong Delta,
Cham art, the Ben Nghe Saigon art, the Vietnamese ethnic minorities, and ancient
pottery of various Asian countries