Besides breathtaking natural landscapes, Vietnam also attracts a lot of tourists with its historical sites. If you want to learn more about the history and culture of this beautiful country, then these museums in Vietnam tour itinerary ensure to satisfy you.
Museum of Vietnamese history
Founded based on the Louis Finot Museum by the French in the early 20th century, the Museum of Vietnamese History is a must-see destination when enjoying Vietnam holiday with kids. Both the interior and exterior of the building are decorated with statues of the Khmer and Champa kingdoms.
Let’s start your discovery from the first floor where you can admire a lot of unique artifact about the ancient history, from the precious jewelry of nobility to ancient weapons and metal tools in the New Stone Age. You also have the chance to get closer to the graves containing real bodies. On the second floor, you can see exhibits of bronze carvings of Vietnamese villages, the woodblocks used to print Buddhist scriptures, or crafted pottery artworks from the Nguyen Dynasty.
War Remnant Museum
Located on Vo Van Tan Street in Ho Chi Minh City, the War Remnants Museum is a vivid picture of Vietnam in the years of war against the US. The residual artifacts and images are cruel evidence denouncing the crimes of invading and also reflect the will to fight and regain the independence of Vietnamese people.
The museum consists of three floors. The ground floor area includes the ticket counters, multi-purpose rooms and especially the “Tiger Cages” – the most atrocious detention that America invented to maltreat prisoners. The War Remnants Museum displays a large number of relics in the Vietnam War with topics of American soldiers slaughtering and torturing people or spraying toxic chemicals and bombs to destroys North Vietnam. Artifacts such as airplanes, cannons, tanks, guillotines and two “tiger cages” compartments are built in the same size as Con Dao prison.
Vietnam Museum of Ethnology
It will be a significant omission for those who want to learn more about the diverse Vietnam culture when taking Vietnam luxury tours without a visit to the Vietnam Museum of Ethnology. The museum is a miniature about the history and culture of 54 ethnic groups in Vietnam with a variety of unique customs. These artifacts are displayed in many different categories such as clothing, jewelry, musical instruments, religions, beliefs, and other spiritual activities.
From outside, visitors will be attracted by the exact and logical layout from the form to the content of the museum which quickly sees the own cultural colors of each ethnic group. The Bronze Drum building is the place where you can learn about the identity of 54 ethnic groups, whereas the outdoor area presents the typical stilt houses of Tay, H’mong, Thai, Dao people, etc.
Let’s come and explore yourself to understand more about this heroic country. A lot of fascinating experiences are waiting for you. Have a nice trip!