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The Fito Museum in Saigon

The Fito Museum in Saigon

The museum is one of the most beautiful and entertaining museums we have been in for a long time.

The Fito Museum in Saigon is the first museum on traditional Vietnamese medicine. On display are nearly 3,000 Stone Age objects. The exhibits include tools for making medicines, knives, mortars and pestles, as well as documents and items from a traditional pharmacy.

Exponate Fito Museum

Exhibits Fito Museum

The hidden gem, which many locals do not even know, is set in a secluded alley with private homes, small businesses and cafes. Apart from the intense and unique collection of artifacts, the façade itself is a true work of art. The entire building conveys the atmosphere of a traditional North Vietnamese house . The 18 rooms with distinctive architectural charm on 5 floors are connected by a front and a rear wooden staircase.

Fito Bilder

Fito Museum exhibition

In addition, the First Museum of Traditional Vietnamese Medicine (FITO) regularly features a documentary film about the history of traditional Vietnamese medicine entitled "A Century of Healthcare Experience"

The Fito Museum has a large number of old books on traditional medicine, including many rare book series such as: Nam duoc than hieu, Y tong tam tinh, comprising 28 episodes and 66 volumes. Many tourists, even experts from Korea, China and Japan, visited the museum and found it very admirable and interesting.

Traditional costumes in the museum

Conclusion: It is worth a visit to get a fascinating insight into traditional Vietnamese everyday life and medical development through the centuries. At the end of the tour you will be invited to a cup of healthy herbal tea prepared by the nice staff.

Which alternatives are there to the usual travel offers?

 

Private city tour by car

Especially if you travel in small groups or with your family and have children, a private vehicle is the best choice. You can rent a private car to the Fito Museum in Saigon or simply combine with a private city tour .

The museum is open daily from 8:00 to 17:30.

The entrance fee is VND 120,000 for adults and VND 60,000 for children (less than 1,2 m).

Address:
41 Hoang Du Khuong Street,Ward 12, District 10,
Ho Chi Minh City,Vietnam
+84 28 3864 2430

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Ao Dai Museum Saigon Ho Chi Minh City

The Ao Dai Museum in Saigon - Ho Chi Minh City

In 2014, Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon) opened an Ao Dai Museum. inspired by the artist - designer, Sy Hoang

In the past, Ao Dai was often worn by Vietnamese women as well as men. Today, however, it is usually only popular with women. Over the decades, Ao Dai has had a long history and many changes. To preserve these interesting stories for the next generation, an Ao Dai Museum was opened in 2014.

Designer Hoàng said it took him 12 years to establish the museum thanks to his love of traditional clothing.

„Die langen Gewänder haben ästhetische, historische und kulturelle Werte“

The museum is also the scene of many cultural and artistic events inspired by Ao Dai. Visitors can experience the process of making an Ao Dai from the first to the last stage here.

The Ao Dai Museum is not just a gallery for exhibiting and storing, but also for exploring, collecting and archiving the materials. Here you will find numerous pictures and artifacts of the Vietnamese Ao Dai from different times.

In the museum visitors can see 500 long dresses from different eras, from the first drafts in the 17th century to the modern designs of today.

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From the basic design of the 17th century, the dress has changed from Le Mur's 1930's long-sleeved dress, hippie-long design in the 1960s, and other designs inspired by different cultures of the world.

Located in Long Thu Thuan Garden, District 9, the 2-hectare museum features traditional wooden architecture with rice fields, bamboo bridges and lotus ponds.

 

Address: 206/19/30 Long Thuan Street, Long Phuoc Ward, District 9

Entrance fee: 100,000 VND for teachers 50,000 VND 

Opening hours 8:30 am to 5:30 pm

Monday Closed

 

Escape the hustle and bustle of Saigon, the museum can be reached by taxi from District 1 in about an hour. 

Tip: If you do not have enough time to visit the Ao Dai Museum in District 9, you will find another smaller showroom in the city center. The showroom is located in the pedestrian street 77 Nguyen Hue Street, District 1.

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