Vietnam is the home to a number of historical museums that fully reflect a long history of Vietnam in the past. If you are planning a trip to Ho Chi Minh City, War Remnants Museum is a must-visit place that would make your trip unforgettable.
Situated at 28 Vo Van Tan, District 3, Ho Chi Minh City and opened to the public in September 1975, the War Remnant Museum is under the government’s operation to be a place for demonstrating war crimes caused by American Imperialism as well as Puppet Government. Experience a lot of changes and renovations, War Remnants Museum truly reflects the brutality of war which caused a lot of crime, coupled with victims in the war.
War Remnants Museum highlights
The museum is the place that conveys the devastation of the war with buildings being the home to valuable and precious military equipment and photographs that depict the severe consequences of the war. Do not hesitate to explore the ground floor where you can find a selection of photographs as well as posters through which antiwar movement was portrayed. Moreover, there is also a great number of artefacts including French appliances, insensate ‘tiger cages’ and the guillotine.
It cannot be denied that War Remnants Museum is the living edition of the Vietnam in the wartime. Explore the museum, tourists can witness pictures illustrating inhumanity, especially the My Lai massacre. What’s more, in the corner of the yard, there exist numerous unexploded ordnances. Via those ancient documents, the museum actually is an obvious representation of a painful period of Vietnamese people during the war.
Situated at the corner between Le Quy Don and Vo Van Tan Street, you can reach the museum by taxi or motorbike. Another alternative is to go by bus. By catching bus No.28 at Ben Thanh Bus Station, you can get access to the museum.
Its daily opening hours are from 8:00 am to 11:45 am and 1:30 pm to 4:45 pm, so plan your time to explore War Remnants Museum.