The Museum mainly introduces the ancient history of Vietnam. Visitors can see ancient imperial edicts and court documents written in Chinese characters. Ancient Vietnamese furniture, architecture and various works of art are very similar to China. Museum collection is rich, showing the rise and fall of various dynasties in Vietnam's history and the historical process of Vietnam's colonial rule by France.
This museum is the only free time in the six-day tour between Vietnam and Cambodia. It's very good. Behind the entrance of the zoo, it's no use giving the taxi driver the address of the strategy. It's no use walking from the zoo. The collection is rich in cultural relics, many of which should be from the Khmer period in Cambodia. Unfortunately, all the written materials are in English and French, and there is no Chinese.
Located just inside the Zoo and Botanical Gardens, this museum features artefacts from Vietnamese culture over the years, starting from 2000BC. There are valuable pieces from Cambodia’s Angkor Wat and a mummy of a woman who died nearly a hundred and fifty years ago and was dug up in District 5. The museum is large – more than 2,000sqm – so it should keep you occupied for a while. All the displays are explained in English, Vietnamese and French. It costs 15,000 dong to enter.