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“Propaganda at its best!”

War Remnants Museum
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US$45.00*
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War Remnants Museum and Cu Chi Tunnels Day Trip from Ho Chi Minh City
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Fee: Yes
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 8 December 2013

I'm sure my government lies to me all the time however I found much of the propaganda displayed by the Vietnamese to be over the top. Inexpensive to get in many pictures to learn from. War does suck.

Thank Chuck S
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"agent orange"
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Reviewed 7 December 2013

thoroughly enjoyed this. Quite an eye opener, unfortunately when we arrived we only had an hour until closing, so researching the opening times to get longer there. Cheap and very informative and heart wrenching at times

Thank socky1966
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Reviewed 7 December 2013

This museum is in an easy to reach location in Ho Chi Minh City.
Ho Chi Minh City being a rather warm city you will appreciate that the museum is air conditioned. Starting from the outside area you have a wide range of aircraft and ground artillery used in the Vietnam War which may be studied at your leisure. After entering the museum building you are presented with photos with English details covering all aspects of the Vietnam War from the Vietnam view point, maybe political and somewhat bias, but still very interesting.
Certainly well worth the visit.

Thank jimmyd3
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Reviewed 7 December 2013

Three air conditioned floors are dedicated to the realities of the Vietnam war. Tanks, airplanes, weapons, maps, uniforms, and medals were all interesting, but 80% of this museum is made up of photos. Large graphic photos (including the famous running "Napalm Girl") cover the walls with smaller versions of the same down low where it is easy to read the English explanations. Especially shocking for this intelligent ignoramus were the photos showing people affected by Agent Orange, and the phosphorus bombs. Be careful with small children, photos show every war horror you can imagine. Do not miss the stone prison and information about torture methods used by both sides during the war. It is hidden by the gift shops, on the left if you are outside facing the front entrance.

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Reviewed 6 December 2013

This was our second visit, the first being seven years ago. I don't remember the exhibits being so vast or so well set out last time. Very gripping, the information portrayed, whether biased or not sets out a history of people suffering and it's very difficult to read stories of loss of life on both sides without being affected. Even more upsetting is the exhibition about Agent Orange. Absolutely horrendous and quite heartbreaking to see so many photos of people who have been hurt by this awful chemical. A definite must see in Saigon. Point of note to parents - there is a well stocked supervised kids room where the little ones can run around and spend some time if you'd like some time away from the exhibits.

Thank JATOLondon
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