Museums are one of the best ways to explore the history and culture of a country. Who doesn"t agree? Vietnam has lived through years of wars and the history is best depicted in its fascinating museums. From the Chinese takeover to lớn the ultimate North and South Vietnam giới reunification in the 70s, the country"s history can be traced baông xã to lớn 4000 years. All the history books và movies across the world fail to lớn deliver khổng lồ what extent the wars devastated the country, luckily, the many war museums of Vietphái nam are here help the tourists learn what they can never otherwise.

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Here are the 7 best war museums in Vietphái nam so you know where exactly to lớn go lớn find your answers about the rich history of this wonderful country:

1. War Remnants Museum, Ho Chi Minch City

Address: 28 Vo Van Tan, District 3, Ho Chi Minc City, VietnamTimings: 7:30 AM - 12:00 PM; 1:30 PM - 5:00 PMEntrance fee: VND 15,000War Remants Museum, one of Vietnam"s Most Popular Museums (Source)One of the most popular museums of Vietnam, the War Remnants Museum is extremely well curated và very interesting. It"s popular for being trang chính to lớn some of the harshest và brutal collection of thành công retrieved from the Vietphái mạnh war. This Vietnamese war museum is divided into lớn three floors. The ground floor has a collection of photos, posters and documents depicting the war brutality including American soldiers holding heads of Vietnamese soldiers after killing them, the My Lai massacre, và the most important "tiger cage" which was an imprisonment method used by Americans to lớn torture prisoners at the Con Dao prison. The first and second floors are devoted to helicopters lượt thích the UH-1 Helicopter, tanks lượt thích the M-48 Patton tank và weapons like A-37 dragonfly attack bomber, and other guns and artillery pieces. The War Remnants museum has many explicit displays of things & photos & is very fascinating for someone interested in the rich history of Vietnam.

2. Hoa Lo Museum, Hanoi

Address: 1 Pho Hoa Lo, Tran Hung Dao, Hoan Kiem, Hanoi, Vietnam giới.Timings: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PMEntrance fee: VND đôi mươi,000The Hoa Lo Prison Museum, a war museum in Vietnam giới with the former nickname "Hanoi Hilton"(Source)The Hoa Lo Museum was originally a prison used by North Vietnamese officials to capture American P..O.W.s (prisoners of war) during the Vietnam war. Today, after being demolished as a prison in the 90s, the Hoa Lo has turned into lớn a war museum in Vietnam that replicates the brutality faced by the prisoners while it was under operation. The propagandomain authority on the walls and some initial documents suggested that the U.S. prisoners nicknamed the Hoa Lo as ?Hanoi Hilton?, as in the big khách sạn chain of Hilton. There were claims that the American prisoners were treated with the utmost care, just like in a khách sạn. However, documents later proved that this was just a rumor. In reality, this was one of the most notorious prison during the war where many terrifying và torturous activities were performed like guillotine. John McCain & General Charles G. Boyd were amuốn the well known inmates of the prison who, according to the previous rumors, has a great time at the prison. While later it was found out that John McCain even tried to commit suicide inside. Today, many tourists visit this museum in Hanoi khổng lồ understand the harsh conditions and history of the prisoners during the war.

3. Vietnamese Women"s Museum, Hanoi

Address: 36, Ly Thuong Kiet, Hang Bai ward, Hoan Kiem, Hanoi, Vietphái mạnh,Timings: Tuesday - Sunday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PMEntrance fee: VND 30,000
Vietnamese Women"s Museum, a quality museum in Vietphái mạnh showcasing the role of women in the wars in Vietphái mạnh (Source)One of the most unique museums, the Vietnamese Women"s Museum in Hanoi will not fail lớn impress you. The primary motive sầu of this museum is lớn promote gender eunique in the Vietnamese culture by showcasing the life of a woman and her contribution in the country. The place is divided inlớn three sections: 1) Women in family, 2) Women in history, và 3) Women"s fashion. The first section focuses on the woman"s role in a family, as a mother & a child, thus providing a better understanding of how Vietnamese families depend on the maternity. The second section is the most important & hard-hitting one which portrays the woman"s role during the Vietphái mạnh war. They were the known to lớn be powerful và acted as aid khổng lồ the injured soldiers. There are photographs displaying the tragedies of women losing their children during the war which are very emotionally moving. The third section exhibits many different types of traditional costumes that the Vietnamese women have changed over the years. This is a one-of-a-kind war museum talking specifically about the woman"s role which the other war museums in Vietnam giới don"t particularly explain, & therefore, definitely worth a visit.

4. Ho Chi Minh Museum, Hanoi

Address: 19 Ngoc Ha, Ba Dinc, Hanoi, Vietphái nam.

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Timings: Tuesday - Thursday: 8:00 AM - 11:30 AM, 2:00 PM - 4:30 PMSaturday - Sunday: 8:00 AM - 11:30 AM, 2:00 PM - 4:30 PMEntrance fee: VND 10,000The Ho Chi Minch Museum in Hanoi, Vietphái mạnh (Source)One of the biggest and most popular museums in Vietnam giới, the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum in Hanoi is an elaborate documentation of Ho Chi Minh"s life. It is home to lớn a huge collection of artifacts, sculptures, historical documents, photographs và artworks, all exhibiting his upbringing, travels và military accomplishments. There is a 400-seat hall for meetings and playing documentaries about Ho Chi Minh. Every exhibit has a simple description in English, Vietnamese & French, & you can take a guided tour around the museum for a small fee too. The museum represents a chronological account of his life describing lớn the tourists how intriguing and fascinating his experiences were.

5. Con Dao Museum

Address: 10, Nguyen Hue Street, Vung Tau, Vietphái nam.Timings: 7:30 AM - 11:30 AM; 1:30 PM - 4:30 PMEntrance fee: VND 20,000Con Dao Museum, a former prison turned into lớn a war museum in Vietphái mạnh (Source)From 1862 lớn 1975, Con Dao was a brutal prison used initially by the French colonialists and then by the American imperialists khổng lồ imprison political convicts, communists, Viet Cong, students protests & any other person who went against the government. The prison was a harsh place where extremely horrific treatment and torture was given khổng lồ the prisoners. Opened in 2013, this war museum in Vietnam is trang chính to lớn many artifacts, restored documents, collection of photographs that show what suffering the prisoners went through. The exhibition hall depicts four different topics: nature & people, prison life, the battle và revolutionary school of patriots and Vietnamese communists, và Con Dao today. There is another seperate area in the museum that showcase artifacts depicting the deaths of many communist soldiers và heroic martyrs, including the famous và brave, Vo Thi Sau. Locals & tourists visit this museum khổng lồ learn about the atrocities caused khổng lồ the prisoners, the history of this town, và the heroic sacrifice of more than đôi mươi,000 Vietnamese people.

6. B-52 Victory Museum, Hanoi

Address: 157 Doi Can Street, Ba Dinch district, Hanoi, Vietphái mạnh.Timings: Tuesday to lớn Thursday and Saturday to lớn Sunday, 8:00 AM - 11:30 AM; 1:30 PM - 4:30 PMEntrance fee: VND 30,000MiG 21 displayed at the B-52 Victory Museum in Hanoi, Vietphái nam (Source)During the 12 days of the 1972 campaign "Hanoi-Dien Bien Phu in the Air", the Vietnamese Air Defense Force shot down 81 aircrafts, including the 34 B52, which ultimately forced the US government lớn sit for the negotiation at the Paris Agreement in 1973 & pull out of Vietphái mạnh. The B-52 Victory museum was inaugurated in 1986 & then upgraded in 2012 which marked the 40 years anniversary of the occasion. The important exhibits of this war museum in Vietnam giới are weapons, images, documents, artifacts, wreckage, and the most prominent one being a B-52 wreông chồng aước ao other aircraft debris. The Huu Tiep lake nearby, also known as the B52 lake by Hanoi locals, shows you the exact spot where the B-52 fell in 1972. If you"re a history buff, fascinated by seeing war wreckage that is preserved for years, or just a person who would lượt thích lớn learn about the tragic war, you should definitely pay a visit to this unique & interesting museum that the Vietnamese take pride in.

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7. Cu Chi Tunnels, Ho Chi Minch City

Address: TL 15, Phu Hiep, Ho Chi Minch City, Vietnam giới.Timings: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PMEntrance fee: VND 90,000The Cu Chi Tunnels are underground tunnel complexes used by Viet Cong soldier during war (Source)Covering over 1trăng tròn kilometers of underground tunnels, including living areas, kitchens, storage rooms và hospitals, the Cu Chi tunnels give sầu you a vivid picture of how the Vietnamese soldiers lived baông xã in the days of war in 1948. The tunnels consisting of trenches, bunkers, bomb shelters, air ventilation systems và many other impressive structures were trang chính to lớn thousands of Viet Cong guerrillas. These were used mainly during the war against French, & then the system was expanded during the war against Americans. Today, visitors can explore the traps, watch a documentary, eat food prepared by the local restaurant which the soldiers used to eat during the war, & also shoot M16 rifles at the shooting range hosted by the tunnels. Many tour companies usually take half day tours from Ho Chi Minh City center to lớn the Cu Chi tunnels.If you ever plan lớn visit Vietphái nam, these war museums should definitely be on your list. The Vietnamese people have lived through years of tragic wars & you will never find all the information about these years in your school textbooks. Hence, to know the history, culture and traditions of a country, visiting its museums is the best way.

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