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“Good to see” 3 of 5 stars
Review of War Remnants Museum

War Remnants Museum
28 Vo Van Tan St, District 3, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
08 829 0325
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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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“Good to see”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2013 via mobile

I think the museum is a must see if you visit Saigon. Although being very one sided (anti-American), you get to see the harrowing pain and suffering the Vietnamese people were put through, and are still going through due to agent orange which is still effecting people today. A moving experience.

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“Thought provoking”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2013

Obviously it provides a very one sided view of the war but the photographs are extraordinary and the story it tells is is horrific. All western Presidents and Prime Ministers should be forced to visit before they get involved in another foreign war.

Visited January 2013
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“Nasty”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2013

I would advise anyone to give this place a miss unless they have an unhealthy interest in Man's inhumanity to Man. It is blatantly anti-American and if it is intended to have an effect on young Vietnamese judging from their behavior when we were there it did not seem to even catch their attention. They swarmed in with the air of being on a "jolly" laughing and messing about.

Visited February 2013
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“Harrowing”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2013 via mobile

Firstly, American visitors may find the blatant propaganda a bit trying but victors get to write the history.
As a museum, nothing will bring home the sheer horror visited on the Vietnamese people more than the room on Agent Orange.
A chilling reminder of the terrible effects of war, well worth the $1.50 entry fee but not for the faint hearted.

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“It's a Must see in HCMC”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2013

pay attantion that wat you see is very tendentious.
as a human being its importent to see and learn.

Visited January 2013
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