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FITO Museum (Museum of Traditional Vietnamese Medicine)

  • 41 Hoang Du Khuong Map It
  • District 10
  • Fodor's Choice

Published 07/20/2009

Fodor's Review

The outside of this museum showcasing the history of traditional Vietnamese medicine might be plain, but inside it's a fabulous carved wooden wonderland, with the interior of an authentic antique house on the third floor and a re-created Cham-style gazebo on the rooftop. Displays, enhanced by audiovisuals and drawing on nearly 3,000 items in the collection, range from Stone Age pots to 3rd-century coins (for coin-rubbing therapy), ancient texts, bronze kettles, and a range of cutting, chopping, and storing utensils. The concluding part of the introductory film (subtitled in English) and the shop at the exit are a reminder that this is a private museum, set up by Fito Pharma. It's well worth a visit for the insight into traditional Vietnamese daily life through the ages.

Sight Information

Address:

41 Hoang Du Khuong , Ho Chi Minh City, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Map It

Phone:

28-3864–2430

Sight Details:

  • 120,000d

Published 07/20/2009

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