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Address: 28 Vo Van Tan St, District 3, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Phone Number: 08 829 0325
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: Yes
Description: War Remnants Museum is a unit under the Department of Culture, Sports and...
War Remnants Museum is a unit under the Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism Ho Chi Minh City. Located in the museum system of Vietnam, the museum for world peace and a member of the World Council of Museums (ICOM), the War Remnants Museum, the Museum of thematic research, collection , storage, preservation and display of the material, photographs, artifacts on the evidence of the crime and the consequences of the war that the invasion force has caused to 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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I was disappointed with this museum. Maybe it was the time I visited, or the crown of school children who wanted their photos taken in or by the exhibitions.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 4, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015 NEW

I think it was the best museum in Vietnam so far. It was very sad to read about, how people was traited and see all the pictures of it. But very exciting tho - Go there!

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015 NEW

If you know absolutely nothing about the Vietnam War (aka American War here) then maybe spend a few minutes here. If, however, you have even a general passing knowledge of the war, then skip this. There are far better things to do in Saigon. The setup for the museum was poor and the staging of the "exhibits" was poor as... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015 NEW

I was disappointed with this museum. Maybe it was the time I visited, or the crown of school children who wanted their photos taken in or by the exhibitions.

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Darwin, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015 NEW

Spent a couple of hours here... Pretty brutal (there are some graphic photos and descriptions) in parts but I guess that's the reality of war. It's obviously a look at war history from the Vietnamese point of view. An educational and interesting way to spend a few hours

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015 NEW

I was surprised at how one sided this museum is. Most museums would show that countries war efforts and machinery. This one is a trophy of everything American. It was terrible what happened, to all sides and worth a look through the different rooms. I was happy to see one room given to the effects on American soldiers as well... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015 NEW

Lots to see and read in this spacious museum. Displays of artefacts, guns, pictures and explanatory texts in English. It does present things, understandably, from a (North) Vietnamese perspective but not in too excessive a manner. Lots to see, think and maybe weep about. A few vehicles, artillery pieces and helicopter are on display in the grounds. I found it... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015 NEW

There is, inevitably, a propaganda aspect to the presentation of Vietnam's victories in the "French" and "American" wars and if you are from either of those countries you will probably feel uneasy or, perhaps, even slightly ashamed. But, beyond the propaganda the exhibits are compelling, particularly the extensive photo gallery exhibiting the work of various combat photographers, although, strangely, the... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015 NEW

Good exhibition for learning about the Vietnam War. Tip: Go in the late afternoon when it's less crowded so that you can browse the exhibits with ease.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015 NEW via mobile

Great museum and if you want to go back the next day you can!!! We started around 3:30 and still couldn't make it through everything before 5pm closing time so we went back the next morning to finish up. Very interesting, some eye openers and offers another perspective on the senselessness and pain during the war.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015 NEW

While travelling, happy, fun, new and exciting people and places are a welcome addition along the way - this place is a MUST SEE for anyone visiting Saigon. ALthough heart wrenching and harrowing at times it is an extremely well presented documentation of the sad events in the recent history of this beautiful country. It includes photographs, propaganda, letters, a... More 

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