Time Required : 1 - 2 hours
Located in District 1 of Ho Chi Minh City, Ton Duc Thang Museum celebrates the peace-loving President Thang' life and achievements. Eight display wards showcase photographs and artefacts from Duc Thangs upbringing, education, his presidency and his 15 year-stay at the Con Dao Prison. The Museum is a must-visit for history buffs.
Ton Duc Thang Museum is dedicated to Ton Duc Thang, the first president of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam. It was built on his 100th birthday as a mark of respect in 1988. He was the first Vietnamese to receive the Lenin Peace Award and also the only Vietnamese to participate in the anti-war activities of 1917. This museum showcases photographs and artifacts that depict the life of Ton Duc Thang. There are 8 well-organised galleries here, depicting different phases of the President's life, as well as the struggles and works undertaken by him. The Ceremony room has records of his childhood including pictures of his hometown and school in An Giang and O Moi Boat Station. The most interesting is the Con Son Pearl Exhibition Room which houses gruesome illustrations about the 15 years he spent in Con Dao Prison.This museum is a great place to get an insight into the life of this Noble leader.
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