The Museum of Traditional Vietnamese Medicine (Binh Duong branch) is located in front of the Fito Pharma factory on National Route 13 in Binh Duong province and it takes only about 30 minutes to drive from the center of Ho Chi Minh city. Covering more than 2000m2, this building has the architecture showing a typical feature of traditional Vietnamese architecture (Cham tower style, old Northern house,…). The ancient features of the museum are also reflected through the 200 to 300-year-old wooden frames, which have been collected from Northern provinces by Mr. Le Khac Tam – the owner of the museum. The purpose of building this museum is not only to preserve the values of traditional medicine but also to help people gain a deep understanding of the historical value of this field.
This place is used to exhibit as well as preserve thousands of precious artifacts about the traditional medicine of Vietnam. Coming to the Museum of Traditional Vietnamese Medicine, you must be surprised at the collection of 1000 paintings illustrating different types of medicinal herbs. This is considered the largest collection of herbal drawings in Vietnam. Moreover, you also get a chance to see the model of Oriental medicine, Traditional medicine,…among which, there are 48 effective remedies of Le Huu Trac – a Vietnamese famous physician.
Furthermore, you also see many instruments relating to ancient medicine with your own eyes such as Han-Nom books about traditional Vietnamese medicine, especially the area that illustrates the traditional winemaking method,…
This museum is equipped with a cinema room. Here visitors could watch the “Oriental Experience” documentary about the Vietnamese traditional medicine (in Vietnamese, English, Russian and French). Also, people coming here can learn more about effectively esoteric medicine methods as well as experience the process of making traditional medicine in the background of hundreds of years ago.
If you are interested in Vietnamese medicine, FITO museum is exactly a must that can meet your passion for this field.