Southern Women's Museum

Ho Chi Minh City

This museum is dedicated to celebrating the accomplishments of Vietnamese women. The first floor is the most accessible to foreign visitors, with excellent signage in English and French, and displays of traditional crafts and ao dai, Vietnam’s elegant national dress. The other two floors feature photos and stories of notable Vietnamese women in history, as well as the role of women during wartime. Most signage is in Vietnamese.

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