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War Remnants Museum
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War Remnants Museum and Cu Chi Tunnels Day Trip...
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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 April 19, 2017 via mobile

Not much to add to many other reviews. Took our 10 and 15 year old. I steered the 10 year old away from the more graphic photos in the War Crimes room (napalm) and he didn't go into the Agent Orange room. He also didn't like the prison section outside so we moved out of that quickly. Very important for the kids to understand about the War and they certainly got a lot out of it. Super cheap to enter. Defiantly worth it.

Thank Furterbrown
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Reviewed April 19, 2017

It's easy to find your way around this museum with each of its numbered rooms. The first, called Historic Truths, sets the tone. Much of the language is trashy propagandist talk. The best part was the curated collection of images from various photographers who'd died in Vietnam.

Thank David R
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Reviewed April 18, 2017 via mobile

Interesting museum with much history. Can be difficult viewing at points, as there a sections with very graphic photographs. Well worth a visit though to learn more about recent Vietnamese history.

Thank Caitlin O
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Reviewed April 18, 2017

Rated this a 5 as if you have any interest in war history or the history of Vietnam it is a must see. A BIG caution though, this is not for the faint hearted. It is a graphic account of mankind's atrocities towards each other, carried out under the justification of war. It is very much a propaganda push by the Communist regime against the invading America. While there is no doubt what you see in this museum happened, there is no doubt also that these events were carried out by both sides. It is no wonder that many Viet veterans have mental scares and are reluctant to revisit any of this. We came away determined to do some research on the who, what, where, when,why etc. to get a BALANCED look at how this war unfolded. A traveller's tip: if you are American I suggest you present in a very low key fashion.

Thank Leigh F
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Reviewed April 18, 2017

Went here after Cu Chi tunnels.
Loads of tourists, but can move around quickly if you don't want to read everything.
A bit of repetition, but perhaps needed to get the message across. That war was bad...
Lots of reading under the photos, but just looking at them in most cases is enough. Photos tell a thousand words...
Amazing amount of war "remnants" (weapons, bombs, planes, masks, clothing etc). Sad to see, but definitely interesting
A few tourists taking strange photos, but that happens everywhere I guess.
War - what is it good for?... absolutely nothing...

Thank YoginiG
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