The Ho Chi Minh Museum, built in 1863 in western architectural style, was conferred the title of ‘City Relic’ in a ceremony in District 4 in Ho Chi Minh City Friday.
|The façade of the Ho Chi Minh Museum in District 4, HCM City|
The building was one of the first constructions built by the French colonial rulers after their invasion of Saigon or present day this city.
The City People’s Committee converted the building into a museum to commemorate late President Ho Chi Minh in 1995.
In related news, the District 5 People’s Committee in the metropolis recognized Thien Ton Pagoda in Ward 6 as a city relic. The pagoda is closely linked with events of the fight against US and French invaders.