Ho Chi Minh Museum
Ho Chi Minh museum is located in the Ho Chi Minh complex. The museum documents Ho Chi Minh’s life, with 8 chronological topics. The first one, from 1890 to 1910 modeled after his upbringing, hometown and youth. The second topic concerns the next ten years where Ho Chi Minh travelled the world to find out a way to rescue the country from colonialism. The next three topics, covering 1920-1945, depicted how Ho Chi Minh had translated the influence of Marxism and Leninism ideal into founding Vietnamese Communist party and striving for national independence. From 1945 to 1969, which was the time-frame portrayed in topic 6 and 7, the national hero was primarily discussed in his political life up until his pass away. The museum is a collection of artifacts, miniatures and various gifts gathered nationally and internationally. There is also description written in English and France, as well as guided tours on request.
There are several other museums in Vietnam described as "Ho Chi Minh Museum" in western guidebooks, including:
- Ho Chi Minh's childhood house, the Kim Liên museum in Nghệ An.
- Site of Dục Thanh School, Ho Chi Minh museum's Phan Thiết branch.
- Dragon Wharf, Ho Chi Minh museum branch in Ho Chi Minh city.
- Hồ Chí Minh City Museum.
- Various other memorials and Ho Chi Minh temples.
- Lenzi, Iola (2004). Museums of Southeast Asia. Singapore: Archipelago Press. pp. 200 pages. ISBN 981-4068-96-9.
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