Ho Chi Minh City Attraction: War Remnants Museum

 War Remnants Museum in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
War Remnants Museum in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

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.

 US Army aircraft
US Army aircraft
military tanks
military tanks

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.

ammunition
ammunition
 War Remnants Museum interior
War Remnants Museum interior

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.

exhibits
exhibits
exhibits
exhibits

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.

visitors reading the clippings on display
visitors reading the clippings on display
 a blown-up photo from Vietnam War
a blown-up photo from Vietnam War

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.

emotional visitors reading about Agent Orange victims
emotional visitors reading about Agent Orange victims
victims of Agent Orange
victims of Agent Orange

As a civilised society, it is our obligation to ensure that history does not repeat itself.

visitor engrossed in the exhibits
a visitor engrossed in the exhibits
 a tribute to photographers who perished while covering Indochina War
a tribute to photographers who perished while covering Indochina War

Entrance ticket to War Remnants Museum:
Adult: VND 40,000
Child 6 – 15 years: VND 20,000
Child below 6 years: free-of-charge

one of the exhibition halls
one of the exhibition halls
photo documentary
photo documentary

War Remnants Museum in Ho Chi Minh City is open daily from 7.30am until 6pm. 

display of some military equipment used by US Troops during the Vietnam War
display of some military equipment used by US Troops during the Vietnam War
60mm Mortar (Navy)
60mm Mortar (Navy)

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