Situated at the center of Saigon, Saigon Fine Arts museum is an ideal destination for those who love culture and arts.
Saigon Fine Arts Museum was established in 1987. It collects, remains and shows fine arts exhibits of Ho Chi Minh city and its vicinity. Nowadays, it has more than 21,000 exhibits with precious galleries such as paintings of Far East Fine Arts school, products after 1975, war sketch, war themed statues, etc.
Moreover, tourists are able to enjoy ancient exhibits such as stone fines arts of Southern area, ancient Saigon ceramic, Bien Hoa fine arts pottery, Champa fine arts, ancient Southern pottery, etc. With the current number, Saigon Fine Arts museum becomes the largest fine arts center of Vietnam. Especially, this place is also the building with most windows in Saigon with 99 windows.
Elevator at the age of over 80 in Saigon
In the past, the museum is a palace of Chinese bourgeois people. It was designed in famous Baroque style. This is one of first unique architectural buildings in Saigon. Through ups and downs, the construction still remains its typical architecture. When visiting the museum, tourists have a chance to see the first elevator in Saigon.
At present, buildings in the museum were recognized as provincial architectural relics. Two in three floors are used for stable exhibition, the remaining is used for short term exhibition. The Saigon Fine Arts museum has recently been expanded for latter- day ancient exhibits.
Some exhibits in the museum
Visitors usually visit here on weekend, especially foreigners. Many tourist groups of student also select the museum as extracurricular activities.
Combining with sightseeing, tourists can enjoy a cup of coffee or your favorite beverage in its campus. The museum opens from 9 am to 5 pm, Tuesday- Sunday. Entrance ticket for foreigners: VND 10,000 and for Vietnamese people: VND 3,000.
Address: 97A, Pho Duc Chinh street, district 1, Ho Chi Minh city
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