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Friday, June 23, 2017

TRAVEL: Ho Chi Minh City Museum

Ho Chi Minh City Museum used to be Gia Long Palace was built in the late 1800s and was designed by a French architect. The structure of this museum reminds me greatly of our very own National Museum.

Entrance fee to this museum is VND 20,000.00 if I'm not mistaken.


The museum is steeped in history since it was built. It has witnessed war and has transformed into what it is now. Upon entering the museum, you will be greeted by a grand staircase. However, what caught my eye first was this hallway of tall French doors. It was around eight in the morning when we visited the museum and there was natural light all over.


Here's the grand staircase, shot at a different angle.




The photo below is the anthropological display about the way of life in Vietnam and how pottery and basket/hat weaving plays an important role in their lives.


Meanwhile, this photo of a vintage car beside the canon is just after the entrance gate. There's also a rickshaw nearby.


This helicopter reminds me of the musical Miss Saigon which catapulted our very own Ms. Lea Salonga to the international theatre scene.



More photos:   Ho Chi Minh City Museum 

*** photos taken with ASUS Zenfone 3 Zoom
*** words and photos by Viva Manilena

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