A building meant to impress should have been an art museum for all the swirly design cases and massive exterior. The designers would have benefitted from reviewing successful museums worldwide as foreigners are some of their audience besides Vietnamese people going to learn about Ho Chi Minh and pay tribute. There’s videos but they’re on screens hanging from the ceiling in major thoroughfares. I didn’t crane my neck to watch long as I was afraid I was impeding traffic. There were too many displays with nothing but single spaced letters and other documents—impossible to read in their entirety. They would be more appropriate in a dedicated library. Interesting historical pictures were encased in a number of book-like displays that a person had to page through, that is if someone else wasn’t already turn the pages, one person at a time. While I wanted to know more about Ho Chi Minh’s childhood, education, positive and negative life experiences that informed his life, and how he rose to leadership, none of that was there. There just seemed to be no context. One only has to sit and people-watch for a moment to see that the vast majority of people, foreigners and Vietnamese walk through this museum fairly quickly. I felt I wasted a half day in transit and at this museum. I’ve included pictures of some of the swirly exhibits.