Top Historical Relics In Ho Chi Minh City – Discover Heroic Vietnamese Culture

In Ho Chi Minh City, there are several special and outstanding historical monuments that attract thousands of foreign tourists to stop by each year. Coming to these places, you will have the chance to learn so much more about the heroic Vietnamese history as well as culture, and have a better look of the magnanimous past of the people in the S-shaped country.

Ho Chi Minh War Remnants Museum

The Ho Chi Minh War Remnants Museum is one of the most famous tourist destinations in Saigon, Vietnam. The War Remnants Museum has received the certificate of excellence in the top 10% of global destinations. Opened in 1975 with the original name “American Crime Gallery,” this is the most authentic space about the fierce period of war experienced by the Vietnamese people. Artifacts such as airplanes, cannons, tanks, guillotines and two “tiger cages” compartments were built the base on the size in Con Dao prison.

In addition, there is a gallery on the southwest border war, the war on protecting the northern border, the Spratly Islands issue, the conspiracy of hostile forces, and many other wars in Vietnam.

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The War Remnants Museum in Ho Chi Minh City

Tourists who visit the place will gain a better understanding of the years of war in Vietnam.  Through the exhibits on display, visitors will see the barbarism and brutality of the colonial and imperialist war that caused in Vietnam. By watching the valuable artifacts, we can see the tenacious courage and solidarity and the will to fight to protect the independence and freedom of the ancient Vietnamese people.

In 1965, the United States Cavalry Division No. 1 flew to Vietnam to join the army, preparing a battalion of American soldiers to use Chinook aircraft. Chinook aircraft transport cannons to the overhead station and ensure the supply of ammunition for these artillery stages. In addition, the aircraft also has the ability to refuel in the air. Nowadays, the aircraft is still being displayed in the War Remnants Museum.

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The plane is still being displayed in the Museum

Currently, the War Remnants Museum holds more than 20.000 documents, artifacts and movies to serve the needs of visitors. The museum is open at 07:30 AM and 13:30 PM each day. The ticket price is 15.000 VND per person, which is really cheap for a useful trip.

Cu Chi Tunnels

No need to say anything else, Cu Chi Tunnels is definitely the most outstanding historical relics in Southern Vietnam. The place displays perfectly the reality of the wars in Vietnam. Cu Chi Tunnels is a famous revolutionary historical site, located in Phu My Hung Commune, Cu Chi district. It was formed from 1946 - 1948, during the resistance war against the French colonialists. The tunnel is a unique wonder of 250 kilometers of tunnels running underground, made from rudimentary tools, hoes and earth shovels. The tunnel is 3 to 8 meters deep underground, the height is only enough for one person to stoop.

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The Cu Chi Tunnels consists of impressive underground tunnels

In 2015, the Cu Chi Tunnels historic area received the title of “Labor Hero”. In 20 years of operation, the relic has welcomed more than 20 million domestic and foreign visitors to stop by and explore. In early 2016, the site received a special National Monument rank. Cu Chi Tunnels welcome visitors from 09:00 AM to 05:00 PM every day. The ticket price is 20.000 VND for domestic guests and 90.000 VND for foreigners.

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Many foreign tourists love to explore the underground tunnels in Cu Chi

Ho Chi Minh Reunification Palace

Reunification Palace, which was called Independence Palace before the liberation, is a typical architectural work of Vietnam in the 1960s, located on a 12-hectare land in the center of the city. The building imprinted with time and great history in maganimous Vietnam.

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The impressive Reunification Palace, Ho Chi Minh City

The Reunification Palace is designed according to Feng Shui and Eastern architecture style but still remains its modern beauty. Visiting the Independence Palace, visitors can admire many items from the old regime as well as the evidence marking the independence day of April 30, 1975. The Independence Palace was opened in late 1966 and is currently ranked as a special national monument.

This famous historic destination is opened in two-time frames, from 07:30 AM to 11:00 AM in the morning, and from 01:00 PM to 04:00 PM in the afternoon every day. The ticket price of the Reunification Palace is 30.000 VND for adults and 15.000 VND for students.

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One of the rooms inside Reunification Palace, Ho Chi Minh City

The Ho Chi Minh Museum

The Ho Chi Minh Museum is another famous tourist destination in Ho Chi Minh City, also known as the first major commercial port of Saigon. At this port, the beloved Uncle Ho departed to find a way to save the country Vietnam on the Admiral Latouche - Treville ship to leave for France. The museum is like a magnet to tourists who are visiting the bustling Saigon. Each year, the building welcomes thousands of visitors from both domestic and international.

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The Ho Chi Minh Museum from afar

The museum was built in typical French architecture but has two dragon statues at the top of the building. This is the architecture style that often found in traditional temples or pagodas in Vietnam.

Currently, the Ho Chi Minh museum displays more than 3.000 images and artifacts such as personal belongings, magazines as well as many scripts and document storage publications related to the life of the great President Ho Chi Minh. The ticket price of the place is 25.000 VND per international passenger, and free of charge for Vietnamese guests.

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Some artifacts being displayed inside the Ho Chi Minh Museum

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