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“Worth a visit” 4 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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“Worth a visit”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2014

It is worth visiting if you are in Ho Chi Minh City, make sure to allow at least a couple of hours. I found a few sections very difficult to look at, would be very disturbing to young childrens.

Visited December 2013
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“Room air was bad on the late afternoon”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2014

This was really an eyes opening experience as others have said. I visited the museum in the late afternoon and I have to say that the room air was very bad there in that time. It really made breathing little uncomfortable and I could see it from others face that I wasn't the only one.

Visited October 2013
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“Propaganda”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2014

Very one sided. Interesting enough. The vehicles, armaments and planes outside are quite good. A lot of the photos inside are quite gruesome so be prepared

Visited January 2014
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“Horrowing”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2014

There was a lot I didn't know about the war.... and critics might say that the exhibits are somewhat bias, however I found this to be extremely interesting and with out doubt worth a visit

You should dedicate at least 3 hours to do this justice.

Visited December 2013
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“Profound”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2014

There is a profound silence that creeps in as soon as tourists begin their tour to the second floor. Graphic photographs of limbs, severed heads and people living with the effect of Agent Orange fill the walls.

The museum focuses primarily on the American atrocities to the Vietnamese people. While the photographs display the horrific consequences of the war, the history, the circumstance and factors hat led up to America's decision, was very much lacking.

Still worth the visit.

Visited December 2013
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