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Bus Line 53 passes through multiple museums in HCMC

By Phuong Ly

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HCMC – Bus Line 53 offers travelers a chance to explore many museums in HCMC, such as the Geological Museum and the Ho Chi Minh Campaign Museum.

Bus Line 53 starts from Le Hong Phong station in District 5 and ends at the Vietnam National University HCMC station in Thu Duc City.

Geological Museum

The Geological Museum, located on Nguyen Binh Khiem Street in Ben Nghe Ward, District 1, was established in 1970. It showcases geological specimens, minerals, and rocks that are millions of years old, collected from various regions within and outside the country.

A view of the Geological Museum – PHOTO: PHUONG LY

The museum not only displays various precious minerals for public viewing but also provides opportunities for students to conduct research and study.

Inside the Geological Museum – PHOTO: PHUONG LY

History Museum of HCMC

The History Museum of HCMC is also situated inside the Saigon Zoo and Botanical Gardens on Nguyen Binh Khiem Street, Ben Nghe Ward, District 1. Visitors can take bus number 53, get off at the stop on Nguyen Huu Canh Street, and walk 500 meters to the museum.

The History Museum of HCMC features more than 40,000 artifacts – PHOTO: PHUONG LY

Built in 1929, the museum is considered the first such facility in the southern region. Covering an area of over 6,000 square meters, the History Museum of HCMC consists of two buildings that artfully blend Eastern and Western architectural styles, harmonizing with the natural landscape.

A visitor poses for a photo outside the museum – PHOTO: HENRY DUONG

Designated as a national art architectural site in 2012, the museum currently features more than 40,000 artifacts, with exhibition spaces dedicated to Vietnamese history, the cultures of Vietnamese ethnic groups, and some Asian countries.

Ho Chi Minh Campaign Museum

The Ho Chi Minh Campaign Museum is located at 2 Le Duan Street, Ben Nghe Ward, District 1, just a few hundred meters from the History Museum of HCMC.

A map showcases the Ho Chi Minh Campaign – PHOTO: PHUONG LY

The museum has a vast collection of thousands of artifacts and records pertaining to the 1975 Spring General Offensive and Uprising.

Visitors are seen at the museum – PHOTO: PHUONG LY

The museum is divided into two exhibition zones. Outdoors, visitors can explore a collection of anti-aircraft warfare used in the Ho Chi Minh Campaign, along with military vehicles. Indoors, original artifacts and documentary photographs are on display, including a large map detailing the key events of the Ho Chi Minh Campaign situated at the entrance.

Ho Chi Minh Museum

Nha Rong Wharf, known as the Ho Chi Minh Museum – HCMC Branch, is located by the Saigon River in District 4. Visitors can take bus number 53, get off at Bach Dang station, then walk across Khanh Hoi bridge to get to the museum.

A view of Nha Rong Wharf, or the Ho Chi Minh Museum – HCMC Branch – PHOTO: HO CHI MINH MUSEUM

This location is historically significant as it was the place where Nguyen Tat Thanh (Ho Chi Minh) embarked on the Amiral Latouche Tréville ship on June 5, 1911, setting out in search for a way to salvage the country. After reunification, Nha Rong Wharf was preserved as a memorial site dedicated to President Ho Chi Minh.

In 1995, the HCMC People’s Committee renamed the Ho Chi Minh Memorial Area to “Ho Chi Minh Museum – HCMC Branch.” This museum is a popular destination for students, scholars, and visitors to HCMC.

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