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Museum of Vietnamese Revolution, Hanoi: 3 reviews and 11 photos

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A bit brain washing and mass education at the Museum of Vietnamese Revolution

A provocative title for this tip, but to most westerners it would give that feeling; however, it is a very interesting and informative one; this museum, established in 1952 has 40.000 items on display, and it is not reasonable to look in detail at all!!! There are three main sections in this museum:
Anti colonial resistance fights before arrival of the Communist Party
Liberations wars under the enlightened guidance of the Communist Party
Building and defence of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam with the wise lead of the Communist Party
There are all sorts of things on display, from the spoon of a freedom fighter to cast models of historical warships; lots of posters, books, letters from anonymous or heroes, a bit a mess but somehow displayed in chronological order.
The main picture displays what I retained from the first period; were these chicken like carrier pigeons for the resistance fighters? No only display of farm life in the deep forest when resisting to the invaders.
Second picture: young Uncle Ho on paints, photographs, what he did where he was. . .
Third picture: a very interesting show window displaying a work of Trotsky! This traitor! Knowing communist regimes, it is strange to see one of his works. . . . .
Fourth picture: The French were the colonialists, but they did not leave only this in Viet Nam. . . . It would be better placed in a French revolution museum.
Fifth picture: Entrance of the museum, a former French official building; the main part of the museum is in the building at the back.
A bit sarcasm in that tip, but if history of Vietnamese people interests you, there is a lot here to learn and have an idea of how the country was built.

The Museum is open Monday to Sunday from 8 am to 11. 30 am and 1.30 pm to 4 pm.

Address: 25 Tong Dan street
Phone: 04-825-4151

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  • Written Jan 19, 2008
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