Ton Duc Thang Museum
Ton Duc Thang Museum
3.5
7:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
7:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
7:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
7:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
7:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
7:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
7:30 AM - 5:00 PM
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3.5
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Elena Nguyen
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam1 contribution
Friends
If you hvae no idea who Ton Duc Thang was and we do not know so much about him. Ton Duc Thang museum is the best place to go. First, it is totally free and so easy to find it. There is a lot of instructive information about Ton Duc Thang and history of the country's political past, communism.
Written 4 December 2020
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D0rHa
Hong Kong, China105 contributions
Family
The museum is in a surprisingly nice garden and the whole exhibition is surprisingly good. Lot of info about the 19th and 20th century's France-Vietnam relations, colonial prisons, old photos of Saigon and Vietnamese countryside, etc.

The museum has a very good restaurant, with Minestrone, beef Wellington and croque Madame on the menu. I don't know if they really have all these food but the passion fruit juice and the orange-carrott juice were very good.

Small but important detail, especially for women: the restaurant's toilet is very good, much better than the museum's - has toilet paper, soap, water. If you need to use the restroom, go to the restaurant.
Restaurant has AC and good WiFi.
Written 30 December 2018
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Isabelle B
Montreal, Canada168 contributions
Couples
We honestly had no idea who Ton Duc Thang was and we are not so much into history. We decided to go there only because it was near and free. Finally, we were pleasantly surprised. There is a lot of instructive information not only about Ton Duc Thang but also about history of the country's political past, communism and historical relations between Vietnam and France.
If you are in Ho Chi Minh have a look! Info: The museum is closed at lunch time, but there is a restaurant-coffee-bar on site so you can wait while lunching or having a coffee.
Written 9 December 2018
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Neatham
UK636 contributions
Couples
This museum covers the history of Ton Duc Thang, and in doing so, tells you about important events in Vietnamese history. It is quite small so only takes 45 - 60 minutes to go round. There are plenty of panels in English and it is free to enter.
Written 18 November 2018
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sharonbamford
Stoke-on-Trent, UK20 contributions
Solo
This is a place to visit it's free and for me it was the best museum to visit. For the first time I got the story of what was like for somebody from Vietnam. They do not seem to get promoted like other placed so expect fans not air con but they make up for it with enthusiasm and creativity. Well worth a visit.
Written 18 November 2018
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John S
13 contributions
A fascinating insite into a most remarkable individual who, over 15 years in the most brutal of prisons that one can imagine, survived some of the most inhumane atrocities inflicted by humans on humans to ultimately become the President of Vietnam. Not a large Museum but well worth a look and an easy walk from our central city hotel
Written 2 October 2018
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Julie C
Napier, New Zealand26 contributions
Couples
Came upon this museum while walking around the streets of Saigon. Ton Duc Thang became president after Ho Chi Minh and after spending 17 years at the notorious Con Dao Island prison. The museum is dedicated to his story with wonderful portraits of him done by different artists using a variety of media e.g using stamps, buttons, precious metals, and beads.
Written 11 August 2018
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Nunngo
ACT1,604 contributions
Couples
This museum is a short walk from centre of Ho Chi Minh City. It is not far from the Saigon River. The museum displays the life of Ton Duc Thang (TDT) who in 1929 was sentenced to 20 years impison of hard labor in Con Dao prison. He lived there for 15 years and saw five prison directors in that time. Ton Duc Thang fought against harsh rules and saw much suffering from the diseases of prison life. The museum displays the scariest place of Con Dao prison, the rice grinding cellar used for murdering prisoners. Ton Duc Trang was instrumental in turning prison life into a revolutionary school, he remained positive, optimistic and loved life as an honest, selfless man. This small museum introduces the life of Ton Duc Thang, his life in prison, and his career as President. Interesting and worth a visit. (no air-con so some rooms are stuffy and uncomfortable)
Written 15 February 2018
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Antonio8069
Los Angeles, CA176 contributions
Solo
I visited the museum today to learn more about the father of modern day Vietnam. What i discovered is the story of Thon Duc Thang is very similar to that of Nelson Mandela:
- imprisoned for 15 years in Con Dao prison (on an island);
- tortured in the prison, and subject to deplorable conditions;
-after his escape, Uncle Thon led his nation to overthrow not one but two colonia powers.
The museum is well worth visiting and the price is right (its free!).
Written 28 January 2018
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Tashabegood
Dubai, United Arab Emirates129 contributions
Family
We didn’t enter the Museum but just walked around the garden as respite from the horns and traffic in the main road.
Not particularly big but nice trees and flowers to have a look at with a toddler.
Written 30 November 2017
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Ton Duc Thang Museum is open:
  • Tue - Sun 7:30 AM - 5:00 PM