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Address: 28 Vo Van Tan St, District 3, Ho Chi Minh City 70000, Vietnam
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+84 8 829 0325
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: Yes
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War Remnants Museum is a unit under the Department of Culture, Sports and...

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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Nice museum

All Vietnam can show for the dark period of its history . The material is well organised and presented

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All Vietnam can show for the dark period of its history . The material is well organised and presented

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Another museum that is presented well but depressing. I guess its something one should see if visiting Saigon. The aircraft and equipment were interesting.

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Great way to understand the turmoil the Vietnamese people suffered. It is hard to read and see at occasions but would definitely recommend going for a few hours. A true understanding of how Vietnam has battled yet still have some of the most kind people.

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Must see place! Plenty of information not usually read form main stream media. Highlights the sad facts of war - no one wins and the people suffering. Also the Vietnamese people are so resilient recovering from the pain and destruction of many year of war - 20 years! The museum is very rich in valuable information and well kept. Very... More 

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This place is a must see attraction in HCMC. You will definitely get 'the other side to the story' compared to what was presented in the western culture's media. There are horrific pictures (especially of the birth defects of Agent Orange) but also some important data regarding the war effort of the Americans. This is historically significant.

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Would recommend a visit here as it is very educational. Some very harrowing exhibitions about the prison camp on Con Dao Islands and the effects of Agent Orange on Vietnamese people.

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You need to give yourself a couple of hours to visit here. The museum is spread over 3 floors and also has expansive grounds with ex service helicopters, planes, tanks etc plus along the back they've recreated the infamous Tiger Cells. A few rooms are not suitable for children as they show very graphic war images and also the devastation... More 

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I have read a lot about the Vietnam war but nothing prepared me for what I saw here. It shows the true horror of the war through photographs and the stories of survivors or their families. Many of these photos are so graphic I don't think they would be published in the western world. I learned a lot and to... More 

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Very easy to get round, very interesting . They is a ramp at the entrance so you don't have to walk up the stairs, free information booklet as you enter

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The photos are heartbreaking but necessary to tell the world what happened if you weren't alive when it was going on. I came out feeling quite angry at the futility of war but it isn't how the South Vietnamese see the American involvement so it was really interesting to see a different perspective to what the West viewed this war... More 

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