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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 3 February 2018 via mobile

This museum wasn’t what I was expecting at all. It’s very graphic and has no filters/censors. Yes, you can say it’s propaganda but there’s truth in propaganda too.

Very impactful and educational. I spent hours here and it was very worth it. I’m not sure how else to describe the experience but is really sticks with you.

Definitely a must-visit destination.

Thank twiinklex
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Reviewed 2 February 2018 via mobile

As an American citizen, even though it is a tough tour, this is a must to see. War atrocities and some examples of the military might were on display. Not all rooms are air conditioned but our soldiers certainly didn't have that luxury either.

Thank MadWIExpTraveler
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Reviewed 2 February 2018 via mobile

We visited this on our last day,
It was an emotional experience but important and educational.
Definitely go and check it out!

Thank K A R S
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Reviewed 2 February 2018

Entirely my ignorance, but until I went round this museum I'd had a vague awareness that the French had been involved in the past (as they were in almost all Indo-China) but no idea they'd been so cruel to the population. Imported a guillotine for dealing with troublesome prisoners. Invented the "tiger cages" for holding prisoners in positions of extreme discomfort for hours or days. Routinely punished and executed prisoners who resisted the French colonialist occupation. Disturbing reading and images are to be found in the Museum.

Then, of course, is the Big One - the Vietnamese War. There's a certain amount of "Heroic Workers" type narrative going on (you'll never forget Vietnam is a Communist country) but some sobering reminders of things I vaguely remembered from my teens, when the war was at its height. A large section is devoted to Agent Orange and its effects both on Vietnamese and Americans exposed to it, and the effects on future generations of both nations; children born without eyeballs, with deformities, cancers and other horrors. A nightmare; on the way in to the museum there's a section near the entrance where they employ people damaged by Agent Orange and several of them have no eye sockets or eyeballs - just smooth skin. It seems to be one of the commoner effects seen. Hellish.

Whatever the rights and wrongs of the war - and bearing in mind it was a very different world half a century ago, both in Asia and America - do go and see this exhibition. If you don't need to fight down the urge for a quiet tear at several points on the way round, you're missing things that shouldn't be missed.

Thank lawdylawdy
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Reviewed 2 February 2018 via mobile

Ok experience, highlight is on the outdoor tank & helicopter area. Rest is very similar to other museums thst cover Vietnam history or war/ independence related matters.

Thank Piret S
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