National Museum of History

The National Museum of History is the most powerful French colonial building in Vietnam, a masterpiece of the Indochinese style. The museum’s exhibits, which survey Vietnamese history from 500,000 B.C. to the 1940s, are a worthy complement to the grandeur of the building. The displays continue across the street at 25 Tong Dan. In a building formerly occupied by the Museum of Vietnamese Revolution, exhibits focus on the 20th-century struggle for independence against the French and Americans.

The National Museum of History is the most powerful French colonial building in Vietnam, a masterpiece of the Indochinese style. The museum’s exhibits, which survey Vietnamese history from 500,000 B.C. to the 1940s, are a worthy complement to the grandeur of the building. The displays continue across the street at 25 Tong Dan. In a building formerly occupied by the Museum of Vietnamese Revolution, exhibits focus on the 20th-century struggle for independence against the French and Americans.

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    Hanoi lies at the heart of Vietnam’s ancient culture. The bulldozer of the 20th-century made few incursions here. The French districts, with their Indochinese architectural marvels and art moderne villas, evoke a pinch of nostalgia for colonial days (regardless of how we feel about colonialism). Since the late 1960s and the advent of the doi […]

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