Hồ Chí Minh Museum focuses mainly on displaying of the material involving the life and characteristics of President Hồ Chí Minh. The Museum is located in the area with many monuments such as President Hồ Chí Minh Mausoleum, Presidential Palace, One Pillar Pagoda, forming a complex of relics to attract both domestic and foreign visitors.
Hồ Chí Minh Museum was inaugurated on May 19, 1990 on the occasion of the 100th anniversary of President Hồ Chí Minh’s birthday. The work was designed by architect Garold Isakovich and was built with the assistance of Soviet experts.
The building is a chamfered square-shaped block of three-story building with nearly 20m-high level, each side measuring 70m-long symbolizing an elegant white lotus which remind viewer of Sen Village, the hometown of President Hồ Chí Minh. Four square blocks on the highest level are both four petals of the lotus and four windows facing Hùng Vương street, Uncle Hồ’s stilt house, Ngọc Hà street and Nguyễn Thái Học street.
The front of the museum of 8m-long square is a large statue of the national flag inter- laced with sickle and hammer image. The building covers an area of about 13,000m2, of which more than 4,000m2 for displaying and archiving about 120,000 artifacts. In addition, the museum features an exhibition space of 400m2, which hosts exhibitions and other cultural activities.
Next to the building, an artificial 18m-diameter round lake is decorated with a over 7m-high rocky natural sanctuary from Hoa Lư (Ninh Bình province), contributing to the scenery making the museum more lively and closer. The museum is surrounded with a cool space of many trees.
Hồ Chí Minh Museum is the first museum among the system of relic museums about President Hồ Chí Minh. Up to present, the museums and monuments of President Hồ Chí Minh in the system of Hồ Chí Minh Museum consists of fourteen units spread across the Northern, Central and Southern of Vietnam.
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