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“Interesting but not for the faint hearted!”

War Remnants Museum
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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 June 18, 2013 via mobile

Wow! The photos were great, some very graphic. Some of the photos Not suitable for young children but there was an excellent play area for them. Really happy that we went there. Definitely would recommend it to others.

1  Thank Anita H
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Reviewed June 18, 2013

This museum is all photos taken by war correspondence on both sides of the war. It can be a little gruesome but war is. The story gives a different slant to the war and why the americans were there. Very interesting. Give yourself at least a couple of hours, possible three to cover all three floor and read the captions. The entrance fee is cheap but hte washroom facilities were awful, so go before. Enjoy

1  Thank jean m
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Reviewed June 18, 2013

Very interesting place to visit, a real eye opener to see what it was like for the Vietnamese during the Second Indochina War. There's a lot of emphasis on the repercussions that the war had on Vietnamese civilians and people of Vietnam during these time. Very cheap entrance fee and spent a good few hours here walking around all the exhibitions and showcases. Worth a visit!

Thank DeanWarsap
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Reviewed June 18, 2013

This museum has an interesting exhibition of photos from the Vietnam war documenting the terrible events of the war. I spent about 2 hours at this museum but was left feeling a little disappointed for a few reasons. Firstly, I was hoping to learn a few more details about the war and politics involved but this museum focuses on documenting the war through photographs taken at different stages of the war rather than providing written information. I left the museum feeling that I hadn't learnt anything I didn't already know about the war. So I'd recommend reading up on the war yourself before visiting. Secondly, although everything in the museum is factual, it is very one sided and propagandist. Lastly I feel I should mention there is an extensive display of photographs of agent orange victims, most of which are children and some people may find these photographs distressing. Despite these negatives, this museum is worth a visit while in Ho Chi Minh.

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Reviewed June 17, 2013

This was a very interesting view of the Vietnam War (or the American War as they call it) from the Vietnamese perspective. It displays the horrors of war in numerous, sobering and disturbing ways, but unfortunately is extremely one-sided, showing only American actions but none of the horrific things the North Vietnamese did. It was depressing after a while, and sometimes even sickening, but it was worthwhile nonetheless.

Thank mikejudyetc
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