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This is a powerful reminder of the sacrifices made by the men and women who built the Ho Chi Minh trail — some 12,000 died, as it was infinitely bombed by American planes for years during the conflict.
Inside, the museum is tired, dusty and...More
We spent a really interesting couple of hours here. We thought the photos were really moving. The staff were really helpful and gave us extra info without overdoing it. In face they opened the whole place just for us! The short film really shows the...More
This is a very interesting museum with good displays of artifacts to do with the HCM trail but it is the photographs that are the best, of people, soldiers, repairs, living, everything to do with the trail and how the North Vietnamese used it to...More
Interesting. Traveled in a group with several US Vietnam Veterans who were amazed by the details of the construction and maintenance of the HCM Trail that they didn't know.
Museum layout is generous wide spaces to study the exhibits, read explanations.
Personal accounts of those...More
After a long trip from Hanoi we were surprised to discover that from July 1 2017 this museum is closed for about six months. There is no notice of this on the website in either language, though a staff member did indicate that the news...More
Situated 15 or more kilometers from Hoàn Khiêm but walking distance from where I live and yet like most people I had never been there. When the metro opens it will only be 500 meters walk. A museum that ranks up near to the war...More
This is a museum dedicated purely to the whole undertaking of the land-based Ho Chi Minh Trail - the amazingly complex and ingenious network of roads, river-routes, oil-pipes, and communication lines which kept supplies flowing from the north of Viet Nam to the occupied south,...More
This museum is a long way out of town and the morning I visited I was there on my own. But if you're interestied in the political history of Vietnam, it's definitely worth the trip. You can save on the taxi fare by taking a...More
One to two hour walk through.Lots of photos from the war with emphasis on the determination to get supplies from the north to the army in the south via various routes or better known as the "trail," of which there were more than just one.....More
Focussed on the logistical side of the American War, this museum does a good job of capturing the perserverance and ingenuity of the many women and men who carved out and maintained the network of trails that fed the war against the US and the...More