War Remnants Museum
War Remnants Museum
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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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Chris Barr
Darlington, UK732 contributions
I Thought I had a good grasp of the Vietnamese war but a visit here really brought it home.
This is a well organised museum, 40 k entrance fee and you probably need one to two hours to do it justice. You do not need a guide as everything is well laid out with everything in English.
Yes, as others have said it is biased against the USA but it also points out that many Americans were against the war and campaigned against it.
There are some horrific images so I would not recommend young children viewing some of the pictures, but it is a very powerful museum and certainly if you are in HCMC this is a must do.
Written February 22, 2020
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Rajesh Kumar
Palampur, India29 contributions
I visited as part of my city tour. The tour bus gave us 1 Hr to visit the museum which is little less if you want to see and read in detail about all the artifacts kept there. There a lots of tanks, Chinook, and other war aircrafts and guns kept outside. My son went crazy and we wasted alot of time clicking pictures outside. Ideally we should rush inside and complete the museum part and then come out to cover the things kept uotside as it can be covered in even 10 mins.
Do not miss the Agent Orange section. It needs due deliberate time to read and see the details.
Written February 17, 2020
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NA181920
Singapore, Singapore311 contributions
Solo
I went with basic knowledge of the Vietnam War and also that the American veterans who participated in the war had suffered from PSPT.

After a visit to the museum it does make real sense that the horrors of the war and the sufferings of people who went through it was indescribable.

The visit to the outdoor exhibit which shows the torment of the tortures left me goosebumps there and even when I am writing this review.

A good 2 hours to the museum is recommended to appreciate the content that the museum wishes to convey!
Written September 21, 2022
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JSTrip_77
Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina1,133 contributions
Couples
So yes, let's just get it out of the way, there is a lot of what we would call propaganda here. But, the history of warfare is generally written by the victors - except when it comes to the Vietnam/American War if you are an American. It's incredibly powerful to learn the history of the war from the perspective of the Vietnamese. I highly recommend this museum even though some of the exhibits are very tough to take.
Written May 8, 2020
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YDS
Sydney, Australia24 contributions
Friends
The museum was very educational and should be in the must visit places in Ho Chi Minh city. The ticket cost is 40k dong per adult and the exhibit narratives are in English as well and therefore we did not require a guide. The halls are numbered and you just need to follow accordingly.

We spent about 2 and half hours and came out quite shaken up seeing the cost of war on human life.
Written February 5, 2020
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Joanne B
Sydney, Australia48 contributions
Another excellent Museum to visit. You get the other side of the story, the war in Vietnam from a Vietnamese viewpoint. The Museum tracked and traced the entire conflict starting back in 1947 up to 1975. I was a teenager during the war and highly recommend touring the Museum to get a complete picture of the era.
Written March 17, 2020
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GrayDesign
Evesham, UK9 contributions
I came out an emotional wreck, l am so glad l went to see this museum, it shows graphically what man can do to other men and also women and children. I am old enough to have been on the Anti Vietnam war protests as a student. I was just about to leave when l looked at the big screen… yes .. the newsreel footage.
Written September 14, 2022
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Ritobhash Bhattaharya
Kharagpur, India5 contributions
It has multiple floors with different sections for viewing purposes. It contains information mainly images which provide a better understanding of the torturous lives of the Vietnamese during the war era. It was a marvellous and informative experience . I strongly recommend people visiting the museum to understand the effects of war on poor innocent people.
Written April 14, 2020
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Austin T
Los Angeles, CA145 contributions
Couples
I wasn’t knowledgeable about the Vietnam war until visiting the museum. We as Americans are fortunate that the Vietnamese people allow us to visit their country. Seeing the pictures and artifacts from the war is disturbing and I walked out in disbelief that our government could do the things they did to the civilians that had nothing to do with the war itself. I’m glad it is (history) and therefore paststence.
On the exterior of the museum, there is a display of military tanks, aircrafts and such which was interesting. Admission was fair at about $20K VD or about $4.50 for two.
I’d go for the history lesson, but be prepared for the gory details.
Written February 20, 2020
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peteboonywilliams
Sydney, Australia124 contributions
Couples
Definitely worth visiting if you have to stay in Saigon. The museum has three floors of incredible war artifacts and history relating to the French colonisation, Vietnamese attempts of democratic independence and the US occupation. The atrocities levelled upon the Vietnamese population since the French arrived until unification is just unbelievable. The affects of agent orange is even more heartbreaking. The horrors of chemical warfare in WW1 led to a ban on such weapons. The short and long term affects of agent orange far surpass any of the horrors of WW1. To think that a so called social responsible democratically elected government could cover half of Vietnam, swathes of Cambodia and Lao with such an incidious chemical throughout the 60s-70s is unfathomable. Especially when you consider civilians and US/allied troops were also knowingly sacrificed to the affects of agent orange as well. To this day Vietnamese only drink bottled water because of the presence of carcinogenic material from agent orange.
Written January 22, 2020
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