Commenced in the year 1985 and inaugurated in the year 1990 – the centenary birth anniversary of the late President Ho Chi Minh – this 20m-high, lotus-shaped building sits in the historical Ba Dinh square. Consisting of three floors and a conference hall with a capacity of 400 seats suitable for domestic and international conferences, the main exhibition area alone accounts for nearly 4000 square feet. It is here that you are invited to take a walk down memory lane of the not-so-vibrant past of Vietnam and witness the rigorous life led by this Vietnamese Leader. You me even be awed by the systematic reflection of his life and the revolution through an array of exhibits and personal possessions.

The content of the museum is three-fold and the majority of the displays of course are dedicated to the man of the hour, the late president Ho Chi Minh. Upon entrance, you are led through the revolutionary cause and to the right side of Ho Chi Minh’s biography you would find some interesting artefacts and exhibits connected to the Vietnamese struggle and liberation. Finally, you would come across an interesting collection of artefacts tracing the course of world history from the late 19th century up until the present day. Thus ends the historical tour, unless you are willing to be inspired by the various displays of modern art inspired by the country’s largest ally during its time of struggle against democracy, the maestro of modern revolutionary art, the former Soviet Union.

Located across the Ben Nghe Channel, the Ho Chi Minh museum could be easily reached by ferry or by road. The impressive blend of colonial French and traditional Vietnamese architecture are artfully situated amidst well-manicured gardens and an idyllic fish pond, which combined provide an excellent back drop for captures through a camera lens. It is advisable to avoid public and national holidays if you hope to visit the Ho Chi Minh museum as it is a popular draw with the city’s populace.

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Angela Fernando is an impassioned travel writer who composes pieces under the pen name Sumaira Narayan. She loves writing about new and exciting places around the world and hopes to visit them all someday.