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War Remnants Museum, Ho Chi Minh City

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War Remnants Museum delivers a somber account of the horrors of the Vietnam War and other wars of colonialist aggression that have plagued the Vietnamese people. The museum's exhibits may contain a heavy dose of one-sided anti-American sentiment, but they well represent residual American--and other foreign--weaponry and the destruction it wreaked. Look for the French guillotine used to execute prisoners and for the unexploded ordnance stored in a corner of the yard. Make War Remnants Museum a part of your Ho Chi Minh City vacation plans using our Ho Chi Minh City driving holiday website.
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  • an amazing place , I forgot to finish my review when we were here , but I still can remember how awesome this place is. lots to see , history 
    an amazing place , I forgot to finish my review when we were here , but I still can remember how awesome this place is. lots to see , history  more »
  • Been here twice and absolutely worth the visit. It is very well done and centrally located. Great taste of history and Vietnam’s battles. 
    Been here twice and absolutely worth the visit. It is very well done and centrally located. Great taste of history and Vietnam’s battles.  more »
  • This museum is a really amazing way to see Vietnam from a different perspective. It tells about the history of Vietnam and the American war. it can be hard for photo sensitive people because it... 
    This museum is a really amazing way to see Vietnam from a different perspective. It tells about the history of Vietnam and the American war. it can be hard for photo sensitive people because it...  more »
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  • Spent several hours here and found it both confronting and educational. Coming from Australia who fought on the side of the south in the Vietnam war, it was a reminder that there was a powerful local perspective and impact of this war and so many reasons why it has had such a lasting impact on the country. While strongly representing the story of the north, the people in the museum are respectful of all backgrounds including the US and simply want the story to be told as an important lesson to all generations. Sections on war crimes, the Agent Orange exfoliation, remarkable photographs from amazing and courageous photographers who documented the war, and the impact across successive generations are all on display here. A must visit.
  • This museum is intense. I didn’t expect the museum to be so graphic, and I had to take breaks every 30 minutes. Highly recommended. I’m born and raised in America, but of Vietnamese heritage. It was worth it to see the war from a different perspective than what I was taught in school
  • An amazing if sobering experience that brings to life the human cost of the war. As you might expect it’s a very ones sided account, but you can’t dispute the truth of the well documented impact on the Vietnamese people. Outside there are some impressive pieces of captured military hardware and inside there’s everything from examples of weapons used on both sides to exhibitions about the ground war and the effects of agent orange and the defoliation campaign. Well worth a half day to visit.
  • Great visit! Really interesting to learn the history of Vietnam and especially about the Vietnam war. Would definitely recommend a visit especially if going on a tour of cu chi tunnels too. Entrance tickets were extremely affordable. Would advise to allocate a couple of hours for the visit.
  • Absolutely enjoyed every aspect of this museum. Great detail into the military equipment used by the US here. The various tanks seized by the Americans stood prominently outside as you walked in. The different sections detail important aspects. The room detailing the global activism against the war was fascinating, as they covered the events and literature from anti-war movements from Pakistan to France. Fascinating section on the lives and profiles of American soldiers such as John McCain. They had a recreation of the torture chambers and prisons used by southern Vietnam. They explored all the terrible aspects of this war from both sides. Everyone should visit.

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