A good palce to visit in Ho Chi Minh is the Ho Chi Minh City Museum of Fine Art. The building itself is an impressive view. It is a huge place consisting of 3 bungalows. Yellow in colour, it used to be a home to a Chinese businessman in the early 1950s. What ever happened to them or their family is not known. The lady from the Museum counter mumbled something.
|Very helpful and knowledgeable people.|
HCM City Museum of Fine Art is located some 250 metres away from Ben Thanh Market - which is in the middle of the city.That's what google map says. It feels a little further than that. Especially when you are walking with 3 children along the main road.
The museum is a museum obviously. It houses paintings of local artist. The most interesting ones were those being drawn during the Vietnam War with the USA. There is a small entrance fee. Which does not do justice to the value of art it has. A donation box should be place in the museum. I was there for about 3 hours. Lovely.
|We got one with a signage.|
|One of the balcony|
|The main house is a U shape building with a court yard in the centre.|
|The tiles were nice. Small pieces of delicate ceramics.|
The house itself was impressive. It is huge. I went around trying to imagine what would it be having a place like this. A family of 5. And you'll need a team of maids and a handyman around. I would have 4 dinning - breakfast, lunch, tea and dinner. And a few bedrooms to myself. Wow.
|1960 or is it 1968 ?|
|The more recent art installation.|