FITO Museum

Attraction 41 Hoang Du Khuong | Trs, Ho Chi Minh City Q10, Vietnam Published on: 13-11-2015

2 hours
08:30 AM - 05:30 PM
09:00 AM
11:00 AM
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1.10 USD

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The Fito Museum in Saigon is the first museum of Vietnamese medicine. Exhibits include tools used to prepare medicine, knives, mortars and pestles, documents and objects from a traditional pharmacy.

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Why FITO Museum is special ?

The Fito Museum in Saigon is the first museum of Vietnamese medicine. On display are nearly 3,000 items dating back to the Stone Age. Exhibits include tools used to prepare medicine, knives, mortars and pestles, documents and objects from a traditional pharmacy. The museum regularly screens a documentary about the history of medicine. When in HCMC check out The Fito Museum. Admire the many documents and books on display that deal with traditional Vietnamese medicine. Browse through the scales, cabinets, printing molds, spirit gourd, tea pot, lime pot and other ceramic pieces. The Fito Museum regularly screens a documentary about the history of Vietnam's traditional medicine called 'A Century of Health Care Experiences'.

What to explore at FITO Museum?

Visitors to the FITO Museum can visit a model of a royal medical clinic.

In the museum, the visitors can see a great wood-carved picture “Viet Nam Bach Gia Y” (Hundred Vietnamese Tradition Physicians) which is attached with the names of one hundred famous Vietnamese traditional physicians who made remarkable contributions to the development of Vietnamese traditional medicine from the century 12th to the beginning of 20th century.

There is also a collection of traditional medical books from the ancient times up to now.

On the wall of the staircase leading down to the ground floor, there is an inlayed picture which maybe the biggest Vietnamese picture on traditional medicine. On the upper part of the picture, people can see depicted the imaginary depiction of the three parts of Vietnam. The lower part of the picture describes the streets of traditional medicine. This is a detailed picture describing many aspects of Vietnamese living activity including traditional medicine and is emblematic of the unique treasures that the FITO Museum has gathered all in one very unique, educational and esthetically attractive location.

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How to get to FITO Museum?

It takes 25 mins driving from Tan Son Nhat International Airport and 7 mins from Saigon Train Station.

Selling points

  • Culture and history of Vietnam through medicine
  • Traditional Medicine Goes Back Centuries
  • Impressive building and collection
  • Small but quaint and educational museum
  • Herbal Lesson
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5.0 days
Estimated
186.98 USD
Total travel distance
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Number of places
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  • If you have the chance to meet the owner, he's a friendly local who's more fluent in Russian than English, and has a huge passion for (as well as a great collection of) alcohol miniatures!
    Things to do
  • Admire the many documents and books on display that deal with traditional Vietnamese medicine. Browse through the scales, cabinets, printing molds, spirit gourd, teapot, lime pot and other ceramic pieces.
    Things to do
  • You should bring plenty of cash because this place does not accept Credit Card.
    What to bring
  • You should ask permission if you want to take photos.
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  • You should keep eyes on your children to avoid them running around.
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  • Parking lot is available.
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  • Kids under 1.2 m will be paid 25000 VND for admission ticket.
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FourSquare View more

The museum is absolutely worth visiting. The building itself is a masterpiece.

TripAdvisor View more

At this first private medical museum in Vietnam you can discover culture and medical knowledge of Vietnam. Museum is build in traditional style. Museum rearranges the knowledge and culture of all ethnic groups living in vietnam. Of course, its theme is the traditional medicine of Vietnam. But I think everyone who would like to know more about cuture and histry of Vietnam have to see it. I came here thanks to Saigon Free Walking Tours. In my opinion this is a have to place to visit in Vietnam. Expecially when you are in Saigon.

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