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War Remnants Museum
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War Remnants Museum and Cu Chi Tunnels Day Trip from Ho Chi Minh City
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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.
Reviewed March 15, 2013

Cheap to enter (75 cents) and gives a great portrayal of the atrocities and futility of war. In district 1 and closed for lunch hour but a good place to view the effects of war on a country.

Thank sharples555
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Reviewed March 15, 2013

Shortly before leaving the United States for a trip to Southeast Asia, I ran into a retired American career military officer who had been on active service in the Far East. On learning that my partner and I were about to visit Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia, said quietly to me after lunch, "We did terrible things there." We was speaking specifically about American activities in Cambodia during the war, but he could just as well have been referencing Laos or, of course, Vietnam.

So, here it is: a graphic record of 20 plus years of American involvement in Vietnam from the fall of Dien Bien Phu (1954) to the fall of Saigon (1975). I suppose, as an American, one could be proud of the bravery of our conscripted soldiers. But, thereafter, photograph after photograph, quotation after quotation, build a case that leaves no room for pride. From the scuttling of the Geneva accords to the "incident" on Tonkin Bay, from the 58 thousand American dead to the three million Vietnamese who were killed in the war, from the incalculable (and ongoing) damage wrought by landmines and carpet bombing in Laos and Cambodia as well as Vietnam to the continuing horrors of agent orange the picture that emerges of the American effort has one shaking one's head in disbelief.

A small group of Vietnamese high school students approached me as I was looking at one of the photographs. After asking what country I came from, a young woman asked, "How does seeing the museum's exhibits make me feel?" I answered, "Sad." "Angry." "Guilty." She put her had on my shoulder, smiled softly, and they all left, wishing me well.

Wallowing in the sins of the past is almost as pointless as pretending they never happened. If all these deaths and all the suffering endured by the Vietnamese and the French and the Americans are to mean anything now and in the future, the war must not be forgotten nor its history rewritten to pander to current interests. The War Remnants Museum has made a good start to insure that this doesn't happen.

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Reviewed March 14, 2013

Tells a lot about vietnam history but from only thier point of view. A lot of pictures were very very graphic. Felt sick after i left this place. Some cool choppers and planes at the entrance to the building.

Thank miteshgupta
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Reviewed March 14, 2013

We visited the museum and were affected deeply by the exhibits. This was a very difficult afternoon and not for the faint of heart. Much of what is depicted is well known but to see it so graphically portrayed is dramatic. the point of view is from the North's and of course one sided. the atrocities in the war were not one sided but noneless It does make one think about the horrors of war

Thank frankie2011
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Reviewed March 14, 2013

Was not enthusiastic initially, but found the photographic exhibitions upstairs fascinating. And those rooms were air condiitioned which was a treat!

Thank Moya N
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