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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).

 

Location

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.

 

Suggested For

  • Solo travelers/backpackers
  • Couples
  • 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.

 

 

Food

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.

 

Nearby Attractions

  • Saigon Minsk
  • Book Street
  • Nguyen Hue Street
  • Vietnam History Museum

 

Stay

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.

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RATING

History and culture    90

Natural Beauty    0

Nightlife    0

Adventure    30

Family Fun    20

Cost $    1

History and culture

90

Natural Beauty

0

Nightlife

0

Adventure

30

Family Fun

20

Cost $

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