Dong Thap Museum – Dong Thap Tourist Attractions
Dong Thap Museum – Dong Thap Tourist Attractions

Dong Thap Museum is a non-business unit under the Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism of Dong Thap province, responsible for scientific research and organizing the performance of professional tasks in the field of conservation, embellishment, and development, promoting cultural heritage values ​​in the province to serve the people’s demand for cultural enjoyment.

By Thomas Vietnam at | Official Sa Dec Visitor Guide

1. Better to Know as a Tourist

Ticket: Free

Spend-time: One hour (approx)

Hours: Dawn – dusk

Food: Yes

Shop: No

Parking lot: Yes


Address: 226 – Nguyen Thai Hoc, Ward 4, Cao Lanh City, Dong Thap, Cao Lanh City, Dong Thap.

Added values: Dong Thap Museum is a place to introduce the values of the traditional cultural history of Dong Thap people in the life and activities as well as the heroic history of the Dong Thap Party Committee, army, and people in the struggle for national liberation.

Nearby attractions and hidden gems: Looking for places to stop on your way to and from Dong Thap museum? Or maybe you found it too crowded here? We’ve got some ideas! Check out our list: Huynh Thuy Le Ancient House (32 km), Xeo Quyt Forest – Xeo Quyt Relic Area (27 km), Tram Chim National Park (Birding tour) (38 km), Thap Muoi Lotus Field in Dong Thap (42 km)…

2. Travel Guide to Dong Thap Museum

In 1999, the construction of the Dong Thap Museum was started, located right next to the Cluster of Dinh Co Tay relics, Doctor Lu’s house, the torture room, and the solitary confinement room. Dong Thap Museum was inaugurated on December 29, 2000, and was recognized as a provincial historical and cultural relic on September 5, 2008.

Located in an area of ​​about 11,000 square meters, the Museum is divided into two areas: the gallery and the outdoor area. The exhibition house consists of 2 floors with a usable area of ​​​​over 1,400m2 with thousands of original artifacts and many scientific documents showing the main topics: Nature – Country – People of Dong Thap are in the process of reclaiming and opening the land; Heroic image of Dong Thap army and people in the war against France and America; Cultural activities of the inhabitants of the Mekong Delta. Besides, this is also the place to keep many Oc Eo cultural relics of the Kingdom of Funan excavated at Go Thap and many antiques and artifacts of all kinds, donated and donated by the people to the Museum for storage and display. exhibits such as ceramic antiques dating from the 11th-20th centuries, the money box of the Gia Long thong bao, and Minh Mang thong bao…The outdoor area displays wartime spoils such as airplanes, large guns…

3. What to Do – See – Eat at Dong Thap Museum

Dong Thap Museum with East-West architecture combined, located in a green space, facing the Cao Lanh River, quiet and poetic, increasing relaxation and comfort for visitors. while visiting the museum.

Visiting Dong Thap Museum, tourists still see French architectural buildings, this was the headquarters of the former French officials such as Cao Lanh street district, then the headquarters of the puppet army of Kien Phong province. (storing palace, district palace, barracks, prison)… Previously, the Cao Lanh district was considered by the French as a land with an important geographical and administrative position serving important military, political and economic strategies in Cochinchina.

With rich content combined with scientific aesthetic display, the Museum has become an interesting place to visit Dong Thap, contributing to marketing the image of the lotus land to domestic and international visitors.

4. Free Itineraries from VeMekong

As a local travel expert, we have some ideas for you to think about.

From Dong Thap city center:

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If you do not have much time left, it is easy to check out spots in one full day by boat or with bike or with motorbike and car. But there are much more than tourist sites like these in Dong Thap. Make sure you have more time to feel and explore more about the hidden gems and the culture, food, night life, wildlife and forest as well. Top tip: Stay in a homestay nearby, so you have more chances to visit it and surroundings. If you are looking for the package Dong Thap daily tour with local, you can contact or Hotline/WhatsApp/WeChat/Zalo +84939888559; email:

5. Google Maps of Dong Thap Museum

Google Maps made a name for itself helping people travel from one place to another, avoid traffic (You probably know the route from your hotel to the gas station by heart, but what you can’t be sure about is gridlock), measure a distance, get back to the hotel on time, share the location…

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6. Visit Dong Thap Museum by yourself

Solo traveller? Travelling on your own means you will get out of any difficult situations by yourself. This, in turn, leads to more satisfying travel experiences and helps you improve your problem-solving skills. These days we rarely get the chance to sit with ourselves and simply be. That’s why you should consider the time you spend alone on your trip as a gift.

It is possible for solo travellers to use google maps and do it alone. But sometimes they need to update local maintained roads and bridges which close and lead you a longer road than the road from google maps. It is just about the time. It takes more time to find the correct garden to come. Adventure is always fun. Wifi is strong in Dong Thap village! The locals find it hard to speak English as well. Top tip: Sticking to one canal and keeping going along it which gives you more things to see and avoids getting lost. Contact to hire a car, scooter with English-speaking-guide or cycling tours in Dong Thap.

7. Responsible Travel and Advice to Visit Dong Thap Museum

Don’t get us wrong. But we assure you that you totally agree with us. “Do not give candy and things to the children when you plan to visit any local villages”, the kids will leave the school and follow the sweets and later they find some things to give you or sell to you. The garden is a little forest, don’t pick and touch the flowers or fruits without the local’s smiles. We deal with traveling green and leaving green behind, not plastic. Top tip: is one of the companies that care a lot about responsible travel and local respectation.

8. Amazing Video flycam/drone of  Dong Thap Museum (4k)

If a picture says a thousand words, it stands to reason that the video says many times more.

9. Incredible Tips for Photography, Specialists, KOLs, Media and Influencers

To get the best of the best for your unique writing, featuring, photo, video and insider’s stories. We do recommend you to have a local travel expert, the one who always gets more ground information and makes sure every single element is solved perfectly. Vemekong (very exclusive Mekong) team is your priority choice. Email and have a private talk with them to customize your journey smoothly, personal and the most ultimately amazing. You can contact or Hotline/WhatsApp/WeChat/Zalo +84939888559; email:

10. Pro Tips

You can stay in a homestay which is in the Sa Dec flower village, this will help you have the best experience in Sa Dec, Dong Thap province. There are so many flower gardeners who are watering and gardening the Sadec flower farms in the early morning with the amazing Sa Dec sunrise.

If you plan to extend your travel to Sa Dec homestay, do not forget to bring mosquito repellent cream.

Visit Sa Dec or do any customized tours, please choose reputable providers with boat trips equipped with lifebuoys, jackets, motorcycle and cycling tours with the helmets and. Safety is a priority! Choose Sa Dec responsible tours which help you give back while traveling. It’s a cliché, but it’s true.

Sa Dec food & drink guide ranges from street food, authentic, fancy to fusion foods. As a tropical land of many fresh vegetables and homegrown gardens, which always make Sa Dec cuisines fresh, close to nature and very traditional. If you are a food lover, don’t hesitate to put other bites onto your food lists such as Hu Tieu Sa Dec (Sa Dec noodle soup), Sadec Crab HotpotNem Lai Vung (Vietnamese fermented pork roll in Lai Vung), Sa Giang shrimp chipsLai Vung tangerine fruit

Bring your hat, sunglasses, and sunblock, scarf to wear when visiting temples, pagodas, and the cathedral.

Bring the raincoat if you’re planning a trip to Sa Dec in the rainy season, as Sa Dec always looks fantastic in the full rain and full sun.

Sa Dec tourist attractions are magnificent itself, but if you have enough time, don’t forget to put other places onto your bucket lists such as Sa Dec Flower VillageHuynh Thuy Le ancient houseTu Ton Rose GardenDong Thap MuseumXeo Quyt forest – Xeo Quyt relic areaGao Giong Ecotourism park (Cao Lanh), Lai Vung tangerine gardenTram Chim National Park (Birding tour), Kim Hue PagodaThap Muoi Lotus Field in Dong Thap, Dinh Yen Mat Making VillageKien An Cung PagodaPhuong Nam Cultural Tourism Area, Phuoc Kien pagoda (lotus leaf pagoda), The Burial Place of Nguyen Sinh SacSa Dec Town ParkHappy Land Hung Thy Tourist Area, date fruit garden, Sa Dec MarketLai Vung Tangerine Garden

Hopefully, the above tips will help you to come up with a great plan for your adventure in Sa Dec, Dong Thap province, Mekong Delta, Vietnam. Have a safe trip!

“Sleep less, travel more, respect more” – Thomas Vietnam – Local travel expert.

Thank you

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