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War Remnants Museum
War Remnants Museum

War Remnants Museum

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28 Võ Văn Tần, Phường 6, Quận 3, Hồ Chí Minh 700000, Vietnam
+84 28 3930 5587
http://www.baotangchungtichchientranh.vn/Main.aspx?L=VN
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The War Remnants Museum is made up of eight rooms that showcase different elements of the Vietnam War. Most of the exhibits cater to the war involving the American military. From photographs to ... Read more
reproductions of the famed "tiger cages" that once held prisoners of war, visitors can explore the different areas of this museum and learn about the intricacies of this historical conflict. Equipment used in the war is also available for viewing in a yard attached to the complex. Visitors should remain aware that the museum presents information from the Vietnamese Communist perspective, meaning nothing critical of the Viet Cong's war tactics is displayed.

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Southport, Australia

As soon as you step inside of this building you’ll feel the silent atmosphere of the place. I could say that it’s an incredible exhibition but it’s more shocking because of all the content related to the Vietnam War.
An exhibition that will make you realize how the Vietnamese people suffered in this war that lasted for 19.5 years.
If you’re in Ho Chi Minh city you can’t miss of going to this museum. If you are sensitive to this kind of content, you should think twice before going.

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Local from Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Museum store more than 20,000 documents, exhibits and films, in which more than 1,500 documents, artifacts, films have been applied to introduce in eight thematic exhibition frequently. In 35 years, the Museum has welcomed over 15 million visitors at home and abroad. Currently with about 500,000 visitors each year, the War Remnants Museum is one of the only cultural tourism to attract high public credibility at home and abroad.

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Los Angeles, California, USA

You can check out some of the stuff from the Vietnam War here. A lot of the articles are against the US.

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Copenhagen, Denmark

Тhе Wаr Rеmnаnts Мusеum іs а sоbеrіng аnd аn unfоrgеttаblе musеum whісh dеtаіls thе еffесts оf thе 30 уеаr lоng wаr bеtwееn Аmеrіса аnd Vіеtnаm. The thing is, you will hear the other side of the story not the American one. And its VERY sad.

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Orange County, CA

Definitely, a sobering experience when it comes to war, the War Remnants Museum displays the horrors of the Indochina War as well as the Vietnam War aka the American War. As a Vietnamese-American, I was definitely shocked going through the different exhibits showing the atrocities of war. Yes, it's one-sided and biased, but you are in Vietnam. History is written by the victors, but there are no victors here, just atrocities. It's a reminder of the havoc that war wreaks on humanity. It's hard to look at but it's important to remember. Worth a visit if you can stomach the images.

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Cagliari, Italy

This isn't just a museum, but a tour down memory lane that anybody should do, not to forget the atrocities of the Vietnam war. It is a strong experience, that leaves many deeply touched: there's people who have to sit down, others who cry when they leave. Yet it is an absolute must.

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Fort Collins, Colorado

Id be lying to say my trip to the war remnants museum didn't immediately change me. I had to leave about halfway through from feeling a little sick and ashamed by how it could've ever happened. Being from the U.S. It was a very eye opening experience and I got to see a different perspective of a war we don't quite showcase to our public in quite the same way. For any American this museum is an absolute must. Don't let the grim details deter you as it needs to be seen.

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Vinales, Cuba

Never before have I come to a museum where I was on the losing side. But that’s exactly what it’s like visiting the War Remnants Museum. A harrowing place, you’d have to have a thick skin not to feel deeply depressed by the horrific photos on display here. Agent Orange really hurt Vietnam and its people, and the curators don’t hold back on showing you the damage. Outside the museum there is a large collection of tanks, planes and disused shells.

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Not one for the faint-hearted, this museum showcases the harsh effects of the Vietnam War on this country and its people. A sombre, but important, experience.

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Boston

A very powerful and intense museum. I highly recommend for anyone visiting Vietnam! The museum used to be called "The American War Crimes Museum" and is a more fitting name to go along with the exhibits. As with the rest of our holiday we were fascinated to see what the Vietnam's had to say about the war. It is the type of museum you walk out of and stay silent for many minutes after. Interesting but intense and not very forgiving towards Americans.

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San Francisco, California, USA

Objective it is not, but the War Remnants Museum will leave an impression on you. I was close to tears on the floor of the building that has photos from the Vietnam War that were taken by photojournalists from all over the world. Irregardless of some of the slants and angles that the museum puts forth, after you wander the photo floor, it's obvious that the war left scars on every country involved. One of the rooms in the museum focuses on Agent Orange and the use of napalm in the war and it'll break your heart. Given the content (fairly moving photography including the photo of Vietnam War survivor Kim Phúc who was photographed at just nine years old with her clothes literally burning off of her after being struck with napalm, gruesome prison conditions, etc.), you may want to keep an eye on any little ones you bring with you.

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museum dedicated to the history of the vietnam war. disturbing and saddening exhibitions but definitely a great place to learn about the history and the effect war brings...

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Hanoi, Vietnam

War only devastates the people and the country. Visit and support the handicraft of the people afflicted from chemical warfare

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Santa Clara, California, USA
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Amazing war museum, documenting the horrors of the Vietnam War. Particularly disturbing but educational, was the exhibit on the Agent Orange victims. So sad, but good in the sense that it reminds people of the horrors of war and the impact that it has on generations of victims. Excellent display of tanks, jets, and artillery at the front of the museum.

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Sydney, Australia

Though more than a touch propagandist, this museum showcasing the horrors of French colonialism and the subsequent American War should be a required stop for any visitor to Saigon, and for anyone wishing to understand more deeply the pointless horror and brutality of war. While (especially as an American) I found many of the exhibits difficult to handle (the hall on Agent Orange being beyond heartrending), it's a deeply instructive place, with well-presented exhibits. The permanent exhibition 'Requiem', showcasing the work of war photographers who died covering the conflict, is alone worth the price of admission and is (speaking as a professional photographer myself) one of the finest exhibitions of documentary photography in the world. An essential stop while in HCMC, and a sober look at the last great war of the 20th century.

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San Francisco, California, USA

A sobering experience but a necessary one. In the US, it's called the Vietnam War—but in Vietnam, it's known as the American War because it was an American endeavor fought on their soil. Here, you'll see gruesome photographs of extreme violence and debilitating pain. Not for the faint of heart, but it definitely made me more cognizant of the effects of American hegemony. (But also be aware that the exhibit is a bit biased, because it doesn't show any of the negative aspects of the North Vietnamese army).

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Orange, California, USA

So biased on their views of Americans here.. if you want to see the Commie view point of the VN war, come here.

basically the whole war was a war crime and an act of aggression.

Some people may say its "Propaganda" , but if what happened to Vietnam happened in your own country you would have the same opinion, this is closer to the truth then anything you'll see in the Western media, for those not into politics or history, its a valuable learning experience. Of particular note are the propaganda posters of support for the Vietnamese, I found this really interesting, but all the dislays are very well done and very informative, a must see..

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Nairobi, Kenya

Also known as the American War Crimes Musuem, the exhibits are directed at exposing their side of the story, which deserves a visit.

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Sydney, Australia

i was amazed at how much i learned from a few hours here about thevietnam war and its effect on the country..the photos are sumtimes disturbing but im formative..a must see.

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Hanoi, Vietnam

Having not known much about the War in the first place, it was quite the eye opener. The information seems a little biased in some cases and there is a lot of reading. Be warned, some exhibits are shocking and not for the feint of heart.

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