WAR REMNANTS MUSEUM

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The War Remnants Museum (Vietnamese: kho lưu trữ bảo tàng chứng tích chiến tranh) is a war museum in Ho đưa ra Minh thành phố (Saigon), Vietnam, which is honored as TripAdvisor’s đứng top 10 in the year 2018. Once known as the museum of Chinese & American War Crimes, it contains exhibits relating to the First Indochina War (generally known as the Anti-French Resistance War in Vietnam, from 1946 – 1954) and the American War (also known as the Resistance War Against America in Vietnam, from 1955 – 1975). This museum is currently one of the most popular museums in Vietnam, attracting approximately half a million visitors every year.

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War Remnants Museum is one of the most popular sites in Ho bỏ ra Minh City.


Opening Hours: Daily from 7:30 AM lớn 4:30 PM (including Tet và other holidays)Last admission: 4:00 PMLocation: 28 Vo Van Tan, District 3, Ho bỏ ra Minh CityEntrance fee: VND 40,000/adult & VND 20,000/child from 6-15 years oldVisiting time: About an hour.

History


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The outdoor display at the museum.


Operated by the Vietnamese government, an earlier version of this museum opened on September 4, 1975, as the Exhibition House for US và Republic of Vietnam. It was located in the former United States Information Agency building. The exhibition was not the first of its kind for the North Vietnamese side, but rather followed a tradition of such exhibitions exposing war crimes, first those of the French domination time và then those of the Americans domination time since 1954.

In 1990, the name was changed to lớn Exhibition House for Crimes of War and Invasion. In 1995, following the normalization of diplomatic relations with the United States and end of the US embargo a year before. The building was renamed the War Remnants Museum. Between 2002 và 2010 the Museum was renovated and modernized. The construction was completed on April 30, 2010. It is now expanding its exhibitions to lớn cover the French và Japanese colonization & post-war periods.

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Exhibits


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The photographic display at the museum.


The museum comprises a series of themed rooms in several buildings, with period military equipment placed within a walled yard.The military equipment includes a UH-1 “Huey” helicopter, an F-5A fighter, a BLU-82 “Daisy Cutter” bomb, M48 Patton tank, an A-1 Skyraider attack bomber, và an A-37 Dragonfly attack bomber. There are a number of pieces of unexploded ordnance stored in the corner of the yard, with their charges and/or fuses removed.

One building reproduces the “tiger cages” in which the South Vietnamese government detained political prisoners. Other exhibits include graphic photography, accompanied by a short text in English, Vietnamese & Japanese, covering the effects of Agent Orange and other chemical defoliant sprays, the use of napalm và phosphorus bombs, and war atrocities such as the My Lai massacre. The photographic display includes work by Vietnam War photojournalist Bunyo Ishikawa that he donated to the museum in 1998. Curiosities include a guillotine used by the French và Republic of South Vietnam government lớn execute prisoners, the last time being in 1960, và three jars of preserved human fetuses deformed by exposure to lớn dioxins và dioxin-like compounds, contained in the defoliant Agent Orange.

Rules & Regulation

Suitable clothes and good manners are required.Put the logo stickers on your shirts and show your tickets khổng lồ museum staff for entry.Leave your bulky luggage (if any) in the ticketing office & take care of your money và other valuable possessions.Follow the guidance of the Museum Staff & the instruction boards during your visit.Do not carry banned items such as weapons, toxins, explosives and flammable substances into the Museum.Do not smoke in the exhibition areas and do not write or draw on the exhibits.Photography, videography, audio recording or other activities for special purposes must be pre-approved by the Museum.Contact the Museum Staff for requests such as tour registration or any further enquiries.Visitors are liable for any damage to the Museum.

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The War Remnants Museum has been one of the key sites in the day trip around Ho đưa ra Minh City. Just northwest of the Independence Palace, it is easy to lớn reach this museum by taxi, motorbike, & of course, the most comfortable service is with private car và experienced guide to lớn deliver you the deeper understanding. As it is part of history in the view of local Vietnamese, whatever you decide to visit or skip it from your tour program, our Vietnam Travel team can flexibly adjust lớn meet your need best. Just liên hệ and let us know your travel interest.