Ho Chi Minh City Art Museum is not only a place to store historical artifacts but also an ideal place for those who love culture and art. Besides Notre Dame Cathedral, Ben Thanh Market, Nguyen Hue Walking Street, … the museum is also one of the popular tourist destinations. And today, we’re going to explore this fascinating tourist destination through today’s post.
Ho Chi Minh City Fine Art Museum – Lotus flower in the heart of the capital
Address HCMC Fine Arts Museum
Located at 97 Pho Duc Chinh, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. The museum was founded in 1987 but until 1991 it was put into operation. 10.2 km from the city center to the southeast. Please follow Truong Chinh, Cong Hoa and Nguyen Van Troi to Nam Ky Khoi Nghia in Ward 7. From Nam Ky Khoi Nghia street running to the Political Prison Board to Ly Tu Trong, turn left 58m to the museum.
History of Ho Chi Minh City museum
In the past, Ho Chi Minh City Fine Arts Museum was the residence of a Chinese-based businessman named Hua Bon Hoa. One of the richest and most famous people in Saigon at that time owned many other famous works such as Majestic Hotel, Tu Du Hospital, Saigon Emergency Center, …
The building is a harmonious combination between Asian architecture (China) and Europe (France) by Mr. Rivera, a French architect designed in 1929 and completed in 1934.
In 1987, the building was made into Ho Chi Minh City Fine Art Museum. However, due to lack of many objects, it was not until 1992 that it was put into operation. So far, the museum has become one of Vietnam’s major art centers. A place to store a lot of historical sculptures, paintings and ancient art pieces of the country and mankind. Including works of high artistic value such as the lacquer painting of the North Central South Spring Garden of the famous artist Nguyen Gia Tri.
Most visitors often come here on weekends and holidays. Not only Vietnamese people visit but also many tourists come from abroad. Many groups of students also choose this place as an extracurricular activity.