Situated in the city center, War Remnants Museum is consistently popular with all tourists in Ho Chi Minh City. By visiting one of the most famous history museums, the War Remnants Museum, you have totally transformed your ordinary visit to Ho Chi Minh City to an intellectual yet remarkable trip.

War Remnants Museum

Operated by the government, the museum was opened in September 1975 as “The House for Displaying War Crimes of American Imperialism”, focusing on exhibits relating to the American phase of the Vietnam War. On 1990 – Nov – 10,  museum was renamed the War Crimes of aggression Gallery before becoming the War Remnants Museum (07/04/1995)

War Remnants Museum is also one of few museums in Vietnam retaining the largest number of artifacts. It is home to more than 20,000 documents, exhibits, and films, in which more than 1,500 documentaries…

War Remnants Museum

Vietnamese Wars possibly the only thing in mind of foreigners before coming to this nation. Though the country has changed itself and the prejudice has somehow been replaced by a new modern developing image, it’s crucial for tourists to look at the war from a different perspective. And this famous museum is where they can transform an ordinary visit to an intellectual yet remarkable trip.

War Remnants Museum

Nowadays, the museum functions as a place to display devastation of the war between 2 countries from 1961 to 1975. It comprises several buildings storing military equipment, as well as disturbing photographs about the traumatizing consequences of Agent Orange, napalm and phosphorus bombs. There are also pictures about atrocities such as My Lai massacre, a guillotine used by Southern Government of Vietnam. In addition, last but not least three jars of deformed human features indicating haunting effects of the war on the next generations. A number of unexploded ordnances are stored in the corner of the yard, seemingly with their charges removed. Not only does the museum illustrate a phase of painful history, but it also tells unknown stories about war to people, especially to Westerners. Many preceding travelers have failed to hold their tears in front of the pictures here. Feel it yourself!

Add: No.28 Vo Van Tan Street, District 3, Ho Chi Minh City
The museum opens daily from 8.00AM to 11.45 AM and 1.30PM to 4.45PM

War Remnants Museum – one of the “must-see” spots in Ho Chi Minh City.


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