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Address: 28 Vo Van Tan St, District 3, Ho Chi Minh City 70000, Vietnam
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Phone Number: +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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I was unsure whether to go here as I had heard it could be upsetting and I didn't want to spoil my holiday by getting sad. I decided to go anyway and I have to admit I did get... read more

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Wynyard, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

There is no ignoring the Vietnam War and this is a story that needs to be told, but it's not for the feint hearted. There are two levels to this museum and most of the displays are photo's and weaponry, but one of the things I found disturbing is that there are also market/souvenier stalls set up throughout the entire... More 

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St George, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I was unsure whether to go here as I had heard it could be upsetting and I didn't want to spoil my holiday by getting sad. I decided to go anyway and I have to admit I did get emotional. But I believe visiters should visit. The room with the photos was quite busy on the day I visited and... More 

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Mount Gambier, Australia
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A must see for everyone who comes to Saigon. Excellent and heartbreaking perspective on the American/Vietnam war.

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While in Vietnam you have to go deep on Vietnam War. This is a great place to get to know the war more deeply. There is history, photograph and real tanks and bombs. It is a must see. Go when you have the time so you dont have to rush through the ~15 galleries.

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Group of 9 of us visited in September. I enjoy my history but on this specific day I was dying of a hangover from the night before so didn't really expect to get much out of this. But it was on my list of things to do while in Asia. But how wrong I was this museum is definitely a... More 

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That being said, the museum is interesting and well worth the visit. We especially like the photo journalist exhibition. You can tour the museum in about an hour and still see it all. If you want to read everything, you will need more time.

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This really was a stand-out trip highlight. Give yourself a good couple of hours to do this place justice. It is NOT an easy visit. Some of the exhibits are profoundly distressing, especially the Agent Orange section. This is a museum where the stories of those affected are presented starkly and without spin, and it is all the more profoundly... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Heaps of perusing, and is somewhat uneven when discussing the war. However extremely useful and demonstrates a portion of the monstrosities that were endured by both sides amid the war. Check times for when can go. All air con inside so is very lovely temperature insightful

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Lots of pics, captured pieces, and opinions from the Vietnamese perspective of the French and American war in Vietnam from the 50s to the 70s. Interesting to see the perspective of the Vietnamese on the war(s). Price was very reasonable. Make sure to bring your camera. Recommended for single travelers, couples, or small groups. Café in the rear of the... More 

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The museum is really really simple and clean. Lots of information about the war. Is costs only VND15,000 but do take note that they close between 12-1.30pm. So avoid that timing.

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