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“.....Lest we never forget” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of War Remnants Museum

War Remnants Museum
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Private Half-Day Tour of 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.
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“.....Lest we never forget”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 3, 2013

This museum focuses on the 'American War' as the Vietnamese refer to it. Over 17 years of some of the most horrendous and barbaric activity in recent memory. Whist its' natural to expect this is a very Vietnamese view of the war there are many facets which have equal weight whichever side you were/are on.

It's great that new generations can come and see what the past generation of politicians and generals did to ensure thousands of lives were either lost or permanently damaged. The day we visited there were many visitors under the age of 20 also visiting.

The section of war correspondent's photographs was particularly moving.

If you go prepared to be shocked as there are some very harrowing images on display. The agent orange section is very upsetting.

My hope is that this museum will encourage people to talk about this time in world history and to encourage us to never again allow such tragic and barbaric events to occur.

Highly recommended.

Visited April 2013
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“Must visit”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 2, 2013

It is very interesting to spend a few hours to see the Vietnam (American) war through the Vietnamese eyes. It is very confronting in parts, but don't miss out on this interesting attraction

Visited April 2013
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“A must see in Saigon”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 2, 2013

I visited the museum with my family, including a 10- and 12-year old. On the whole, the exhibits are sensitive and moving and are well done. Thankfully, our tour guide warned us about one section of the museum where they show photos of the effects of the chemicals used. We kept the children away from those as they were extremely graphic -- not overdone, just not suitable for their age group.

On the whole, I think it would be a shame to miss this museum when in Saigon, as it forms such a large part of the country's recent history.

Visited March 2013
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“Sad”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 2, 2013

Eye opener. Was a bit upset looking at the photos and what actually happened. So many lives lost!
Made me wonder what did America gain by this?
It seems no one won the war.

Visited March 2013
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“worthwhile”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 2, 2013

This provides a perspective than our own to the Vietnam (they call it the American) war. Of course, one must know in advance that America isn't going to come out as a 'good guy.' Lots of very distressing photographs. No need for a guide, just take your time and read the pictures.

Visited March 2013
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