Fine Arts Museum
An iconic landmark that boasts of fine French architectural details in white and yellow, Fine Arts Museum is home to Saigon’s impressive art collections.
When it comes to art, no better place can showcase the long history of Saigon aesthetics than the Fine Arts Museum — this culturally important landmark has sixteen showrooms that contain items dating back as early as the 4th century. Feast your eyes upon rows and rows of painting influenced by ancient religion, Saigon’s daily life, and the realities of war in Vietnam. Other features include statuary like the elegant Vishnu sculpture, wood and stone carvings of Buddha and other deities, and well-preserved Cham Art. A shop inside the museum sells a selection of beautiful prints for only VND 100,000 (USD 5).
The Fine Arts Museum is located at 97a D Pho Duc Chinh, Ho Chi Minh City.
Opening Days and Hours
Opens from Tuesday to Sunday, 9:00 to 17:00.
Entry Fee and Bookings
Admission fee is VND 10,000 (USD 0.44).
How to Get There
- Fly to Ho Chi Minh City via AirAsia, Philippine Airlines, Korean Airlines, and Thai Airlines.
- From the airport, board a taxi or a shuttle to the city centre.
- From the city centre, charter a mototaxi or a taxi to the Fine Arts Museum.
- Solo travelers/backpackers
- Families with kids
- Groups of friends
Time to Spend
Average time spent in this attraction is 1 to 2 hours.
Popularity and Best Time to Go
Visitors start to flood in from 12:00 to 16:00. The best time to visit to avoid large groups is between 9:00 and 11:00.
Authentic Vietnamese dishes and Western treats are available in nearby restaurants such as La Vie En Rose, The Art Cafe, Che Thai Y Phuong, Marcel Gourmet Burger, Maison Marou, and La Fiesta.
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- Book Street
- Nguyen Hue Street
- Vietnam History Museum
Accommodations can be availed from nearby hotels such as Signature Saigon Hotel, Thien Tung Hotel, Novotel Saigon Centre, Ruby River Hotel, Blue River 2 Hotel, Legend Hotel, and Ho Chi Minh City Bay Hotel. Rates range from USD 30 to USD 180.