|A corner of the private Wax Museum of Vietnamese Artists in HCM City. (Photosggp.org.vn)|Viet Nam News
HCM CITY— Visitors to HCM City will have a chance to pose for photos at the Wax Museum of Vietnamese Artists, known informally as Madame Tussauds Việt Nam, which is scheduled to open early next month.
The museum features more than 100 life-size wax models of artists working in theatre, movie and music.
Featured are models of artists in cải lương (reformed opera), a genre of southern traditional theatre, such as People’s Artist Đinh Bằng Phi and People’s Artist Huỳnh Nga.
The museum includes a place to display photographs, pictures and documents about Vietnamese theatre.
“We have invested more than VNĐ35 billion (US$1.5 million) to build the museum. More models will be added,” said Thái Ngọc Bình, a member of the Vietnamese Wax Model Company, and owner of the museum.
According to Bình, proceeds from ticket sales will be spent on helping poor artists in HCM City and southern provinces.
The museum is located on the 1st floor at Hòa Bình Theatre at 240 Ba Tháng Hai Street in District 10.— VNS