Located in the former US Information Service building at District 3 of Ho Chi Minh City, War Remnants Museum is one of the more popular museums in Vietnam, receiving half a million visitors annually, especially those who are interested in the histories of Vietnam War and Indochina War.
When the museum was first opened in 1975, it was named Exhibition House for US and Puppet Crimes, and subsequently changed to Exhibition House for Crimes of War and Aggression.
First to greet visitors is the artillery and armour collection, displayed within the museum compound. Exhibits include an F-5A fighter, M48 Patton tank and UH-1 “Huey” helicopter.
It is an on-going project at this museum to create awareness on the consequences of Agent Orange, used in the US war of aggression in Vietnam and to convey the message in helping Agent Orange victims integrate into society.
Although many foreign visitors claim that this museum is biased towards Vietnam, viewing the graphic photos, one realises that there is no “right” in wars, only “wrong” all the way for all parties involved.
As a civilised society, it is our obligation to ensure that history does not repeat itself.
Entrance ticket to War Remnants Museum:
Adult: VND 40,000
Child 6 – 15 years: VND 20,000
Child below 6 years: free-of-charge
War Remnants Museum in Ho Chi Minh City is open daily from 7.30am until 6pm.
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