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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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Very interesting but somehow shocking museum

If you have even faint memories of the Vietnam war, you should visit this museum. There are great exhibits although some expositions are really hard and shocking. People without... read more

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Daunting photography and accounts of how the Vietnamese suffered in previous wars. Although slightly one sided, it is worth the trip, entry fee is cheap and it is worth doing this trip on your own instead with your groups as they do not provide enough time. Ensure you go to the west side to enter the prison cages and see... More 

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Mambajao, Camiguin
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

If you have even faint memories of the Vietnam war, you should visit this museum. There are great exhibits although some expositions are really hard and shocking. People without any memories belonging to the Vietnam war could easily get bored. The museum closes from 12 noon to 1:00 or 1:30 p.m.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Not suitable for young children. Many confronting images on the second level. The third level features some stunning award winning photography that is less gruesome than level 2. This museum made me rethink how the history of the war is told in the West

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Biel, Switzerland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

would be even better with audio guide because the information boards were sometimes hard to see, depending on the mount of people standing around. impressive photo gallery. plan 2 hours to see everything!

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The most interesting part of the museum for me were the various galleries inside which through press photos of the time showed the horrific impact of war especially on innocent civilians. Some of the photos are very graphic so be prepared for that. There is a lot of information on the war, number of bombs that carpeted the country etc.... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Our visit to the Museum was enlightening. I discovered there was a lot I didn't know from my school days. Yet another horrific war, fought by young men for old men seeking power, and the usual benefits that that provides.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Extremely cheap and very good collection of what equipment and photos telling story of Vietnam war from a local perspective. Will challenge a westerner. Allow 90 minutes.

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Very graphic photos and maybe be slated against America to some degree. Actual people with disabilities from Agent Orange were there.

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A good number of display of the planes, choppers used during the war. But the sad part was to see the innocent victims bearing the pain inflicted on them due to no fault of theirs. At the same time it's good to see that they haven't put down their feet instead trying to earn their living by handicrafting small things... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This was a very powerful war museum. It shows a lot about Vietnam's past and culture. We spent 3 hours at the museum, so be sure to plan out a good amount of time to see everything. It closes at 5pm so get there no later than 3pm.

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