War remnants museum

     

Vietnamese people are proud of their history. Out of all historic spots, the War Remnants Museum is a must-go place. There are heroic stories và untold truths here that you may never have heard of.

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Check out the guide below to see what you need khổng lồ know before heading to one of the most well-known museums in Vietnam.

History Of The War Remnants Museum

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A place for history lovers. Photo by DangerousBiz via Flickr

The current location of the War Remnants Museum used lớn be the building of the US Information Agency. Established in 1975, not long after the reunification of Vietnam, the museum has initially named a gallery of American-puppet crimes. Despite its name, the museum displays war crimes committed by Americans stationed in Vietnam and the French. The museum"s display nội dung ranges from the beginning of the first Indochina war to lớn the over of the second Indochina war.

The museum aimed to praise the patriotism và resilience of the Vietnamese people và army during the two wars. At the same time, condemn the cruelty of war & its terrible consequences on the innocent.

In 1990, Vietnam và the United States normalized relations after the US lifted the embargo. This museum was renamed to lớn Exhibition House for Crimes of War & Aggression, & then again lớn the War Remnants Museum.

After 35 years of establishment & development, the war remnants museum has welcomed more than 15 million visitors, including Vietnamese và foreigners. The museum attracts a lot of students lớn learn about Vietnamese history và the price of freedom.

Exhibition and Artifacts

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Walking around all the huge military equipment. Photo by Cindy p. Via TripAdvisor

The museum consists of two main sightseeing areas, outdoor and indoor. You will see military equipment such as helicopters, tanks, và bombers in the courtyard outside the building. Some highlights include the UH-1 "Huey" helicopter, an F-5A fighter, & the M48 Patton tank.

Not only the above artifacts, but the outdoor area also has an area that simulates the prison camps that existed from the French colonial period to lớn the over of the Southern government. The "tiger cage" - the prison of political prisoners - is considered the most brutal & inhumane place in this place.

There are nearly 1,500 artifacts, photos, documents, & videos on permanent display inside the building. They are distributed & displayed according lớn each main theme or period. On the ground floor, you can visit a collection of anti-war posters và images about the war in Vietnam. Next to it is a collection of experimental weapons used in this war.

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More than 1,500 artifacts & photos are displayed in the museum. Photo by Alexandre L via TripAdvisor

Two of the most impressive collections for most visitors are pictures of the My Lai massacre & the consequences of Agent Orange caused by the US. Many visitors shed tears when seeing the mournful images in My Lai & feeling horrified at the deformed fetuses caused by dioxin poison on display at the museum.

During the war, the US military used Agent Orange lớn erase the forests in Central Vietnam khổng lồ find out where Vietnamese soldiers were. This poison affects the health of more than 3 million people in Vietnam và lasts to 4 generations.

Disease, disability, & deformity are some of Agent Orange"s worst effects. The visuals of this event may be too harsh for many lớn go through, but it"s something you can"t miss when visiting the museum.

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The exhibition includes works by famous war photographers in Vietnam & internationally, such as Bunyo Ishikawa và Tim Page. You should also not miss the series of photos about the life of American soldiers in Vietnam by Larry Burrows và Robert Capa. The photos have three languages Vietnamese, English, và Japanese captions.

In addition to lớn the permanent exhibitions, the war remnants museum also regularly opens temporary exhibitions. You can access the museum"s latest information at their official website or Facebook page.

How khổng lồ Get Here

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It’s easy khổng lồ find the way lớn the museum. Photo by NerjuB via TripAdvisor

The museum is in the city"s heart, very close lớn district 1. You can come here by taxi or motorbike taxi service, & it shouldn"t cost you much. Or you can also walk because the museum is near many other attractions.

Ho bỏ ra Minh city is currently implementing a public bicycle rental mã sản phẩm at 43 locations with more than 500 bikes at affordable prices. This rental option is also an economical & sustainable solution for you.

Open Hours & Prices

Open hours:

From 7:30 AM khổng lồ 11:30 AM & from 1:30 PM to lớn 4:30 PM

(The ticket counter is daily closed at 11:00 AM & 4:00 PM)

War Remnants Museum is xuất hiện on all days, including public holidays và Tet. Ticket price: 40,000 VND ($1.75) for adults và 20,000 VND ($0.88) for children aged 6-15. Children under six years old can visit for free.

Tips For Travelers

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This is a place worth your time for. Photo by Sandrine Gobeil via TripAdvisor

Ask for the price before going to lớn the museum by xe taxi or motorbike taxi.

If you are riding a motorbike, car, or bicycle, you must park your vehicle at the museum"s side gate on Le Quy Don street.

Be sure to lớn dress politely and be respectful when visiting the museum

Keep the ticket sticker in a visible position on your toàn thân or outfit

The museum space is not large, but there are many pictures và artifacts to lớn observe. Make sure you have enough time lớn go through the entire museum.

If you"re coming here as part of a city tour, ask your guide in advance about how long they"ll spend there.

Check the museum"s official website & Facebook page before coming to lớn avoid any unexpected closures.

Nearby Attractions

- Independence Palace — 135 nam giới Ky Khoi Nghia Street, Ben Thanh Ward, District 1

- Saigon Central Post Office — 2 Cong Xa Paris Street, Ben Nghe Ward, District 1

- Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral — 1 Cong Xa Paris Street, Ben Nghe Ward, District 1

War Remnants Museum is one of the most famous museums in Ho bỏ ra Minh City và Vietnam in general. This place is a meaningful, informative, và humane spot that is well worth your time. Please make sure you come here when in HCMC, you won"t regret it.


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