Once owned by the wealthiest man in Saigon, the Museum of Fine Art is as much an artwork in itself as those that hang on the walls. The daisy-yellow, colonial-era mansion is a peaceful place to wile away the last hours of an afternoon. The golden evening light streams into the wide corridors, a warm breeze drifts past you from the open balconies, the backstreets of Saigon wind away beneath you. It’s an oasis of calm in a frenetic city. Spread among 16 galleries and 3 buildings you’ll find contemporary art from prominent Vietnamese artists, international works as well as historical art from as early as the 7th century. Pottery, sculpture and weapons are all on display too. An eclectic, architectural delight that is well worth a few hours of your time.