Having developed at a dizzying pace, Ho Chi Minh City is the driving force behind the economic growth and industrial viability of Vietnam. Visitors cannot help but be amazed by the limitless energy of the metropolis which has weathered war after war, always on the move trying to keep up with the rest of the world. Although once affected by colonialism and communism, the city has awakened from its slumber and is slowly grasping the world of capitalism. It is no doubt that Ho Chi Minh City breathed vitality into the downtrodden spirit of the war-inflicted country, showcasing the tenacity to overcome a generation of turmoil.
From temples and street stalls to cathedrals and pagodas, Ho Chi Minh City has a number of attractions, waiting to be explored by the wanderlust traveller. Among the most notable places of interest is the Fine Arts Museum, which can be easily spotted along Pho Duc Chinh District with its classic white and yellow building. Portraying a traditional Chinese architectural design, the building dates back to the twentieth century and is a former commercial building.
The museum holds one of the most intriguing collections in the country, enticing travellers with a collection of beautifully created paintings and masterfully crafted sculptures. The favourites among visitors are the lacquer work, the enamel ware and the war paintings. In addition, abstract works of arts as well as those that capture that rural scenery of the country can also be found in the museum.
Travellers walking down to the west corridor can find a large collection of contemporary art, which showcase the talents of local as well as western artists. The smattering of modern pieces also include mixed media arts and collages, most of which relate to the war. Folk paintings and Buddhist worship pictures are also another favourite, which can be found on the second floor.
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