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. With our online itinerary creator, Ho Chi Minh City attractions like War Remnants Museum can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
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  • So much to learn on all sides of any story. Glad I visited. Easy walk in the district 1 and worth the effort.  more »
  • I definitely wanted to pay a visit here and found myself spending more time than I originally figured I needed. I, along with countless others read every single exhibit description / picture descripti...  more »
  • Well worth the experience. The agent Ora nge part is not for the faint of heart. Gives a true insight into the war from the prospective of mainly the Vietnamese but it must have terrible for both side...  more »
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  • Impressive, must see. It's the Vietnamese view of the war, but it gives a good idea of the cruelty of this war. It's big and if you want to see everything it takes time. There is a gallery of pictures from American photographers that have died in the war. Very impressive and extensive also. (Lesser pictures would have been sufficient too, it's a bit too much in the whole of the exhibition.)
  • Powerful display affecting those who visit. Graphic and quite hard hitting. The Requiem exhibition - a collection of photos from war correspondents - is superb. Takes a good half day. Most of us needed a time out. Highly informative.
  • War destroys peace, humanity. Why we can't live in peace? Live and let live. Life is beautiful n precious. Say no to war
  • We had the best tour guide today in Ruby (Ngoc) hearing her proudly share all about this once capitol city of Vietnam. Both Moving and Captivating we applaud the governments commitment to rebuild each palace to its stunning original state. We advise you invest in the carts to both save time and avoid being in the heat. The Temple where all 13 kings lives are told and the Opera House is amazing. Evening performances held 🎶 Also get to the Gecko Restaurant if you can - in fact that entire food scene is excellent. So glad we put 'Hue' on our travel plans ! A Must see for your trip ✔ Cheers Leisa & Scott from Australia
  • For me this place is a must go to place for Vietnam. This place offers history, good pictures, as well as a very important lesson. The museum shows how the the war started and how the United States interfered with the war. It also showed the atrocities done by the U.S. against Vietnam during the Vietnam war. It really gives a good perspective about the realities of war and what happens after the defeat of a nation. Aside from the serious tone of the museum, you can also take pictures of tanks and other military vessels used during the war.
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