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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  • A visit to the War Museum is definitely worth doing. It costs just 40,000VND per adult and the museum is very well laid out both outdoors and indoors. The sheer number of photographs and explanations ...  more »
  • There is enough "heavy" museum, where evidence and photographic facts of military aggression of the USA are collected. In the "Eagle" Hall Kom stood in the throat and twisted tears. Definitely worth seeing with your own eyes, the school does not tell.
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  • This museum is very respectfully done. The photographs are amazing, but some are very graphic (just to be aware). As you enter there are old tanks and planes, very neat to see up close. The museum flows in a time line fashion with very detailed descriptions of the photographs and artifacts. One of the upper floors has a children's area and on the ground level is an outdoor coffee shop. I'd allow about 2 hours at least and more if you're a reader of everything like myself.
  • There is a lot to see here. It's fascinating but also so sad. There are many relics from the war. Planes, tanks, helicopters, bombs etc. Mostly left behind by the Americans. The real moments from the war are in the pics though. There are 3 levels in the Museum. Each level devoted to different aspects of the conflict and some politics. With many photo graphs representing both sides of the war. The pics are explained in Vietnamese and English. It's worth spending a few hours here and not be in a rush.
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