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War Remnants Museum

28 Vo Van Tan, Ho Chi Minh City Vietnam
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    War only devastates the people and the country. Visit and support the handicraft of the people afflicted from chemical warfare

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    Amazing war museum, documenting the horrors of the Vietnam War. Particularly disturbing but educational, was the exhibit on the Agent Orange victims. So sad, but good in the sense that it reminds people of the horrors of war and the impact that it has on generations of victims. Excellent display of tanks, jets, and artillery at the front of the museum.

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    Though more than a touch propagandist, this museum showcasing the horrors of French colonialism and the subsequent American War should be a required stop for any visitor to Saigon, and for anyone wishing to understand more deeply the pointless horror and brutality of war. While (especially as an American) I found many of the exhibits difficult to handle (the hall on Agent Orange being beyond heartrending), it's a deeply instructive place, with well-presented exhibits. The permanent exhibition 'Requiem', showcasing the work of war photographers who died covering the conflict, is alone worth the price of admission and is (speaking as a professional photographer myself) one of the finest exhibitions of documentary photography in the world. An essential stop while in HCMC, and a sober look at the last great war of the 20th century.

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    A sobering experience but a necessary one. In the US, it's called the Vietnam War—but in Vietnam, it's known as the American War because it was an American endeavor fought on their soil. Here, you'll see gruesome photographs of extreme violence and debilitating pain. Not for the faint of heart, but it definitely made me more cognizant of the effects of American hegemony. (But also be aware that the exhibit is a bit biased, because it doesn't show any of the negative aspects of the North Vietnamese army).

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    So biased on their views of Americans here.. if you want to see the Commie view point of the VN war, come here.

    basically the whole war was a war crime and an act of aggression.

    Some people may say its "Propaganda" , but if what happened to Vietnam happened in your own country you would have the same opinion, this is closer to the truth then anything you'll see in the Western media, for those not into politics or history, its a valuable learning experience. Of particular note are the propaganda posters of support for the Vietnamese, I found this really interesting, but all the dislays are very well done and very informative, a must see..

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    Also known as the American War Crimes Musuem, the exhibits are directed at exposing their side of the story, which deserves a visit.

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    It was a very moving experience. I couldn't continue with it as though time stood still at one point, just me alone in a moment of silence, in tears. It is harsh; the harsh reality of wars, the sadness, the protest, the love....That aside, it is a good museum.

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    i was amazed at how much i learned from a few hours here about thevietnam war and its effect on the country..the photos are sumtimes disturbing but im formative..a must see.

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    Having not known much about the War in the first place, it was quite the eye opener. The information seems a little biased in some cases and there is a lot of reading. Be warned, some exhibits are shocking and not for the feint of heart.

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    Gives you a good, if not biased insight into the Vietnam war. Some quite disturbing/upsetting displays, but well worth a visit.

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    While the museum offers a Vietnamese perspective to the Vietnam (they call it the American War) War, it's still highly biased. If you want to get the flip side viewpoint of the war, then come out. Otherwise, I would suggest going elsewhere.

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    This museum has come a long way since I first visited in 1994. It's still a pretty harsh reality check with some graphic images and thought provoking narrations. I personally don't think this is a place for young guests. Other visitors were a little troubled by the exhibits and I saw a woman crying as she left one of the halls. At the end of the day - these were the images of the Vietnam war that didn't make it to Main Street. Some things to keep in mind: In spite of it's new building it is a bit bare bones.

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    Unlike at the Ho Chi Minh City Museum, you are unlikely to be distracted here by the building that houses the heart-rending exhibits – a distressing compendium of the horrors of modern warfare. Some of the instruments of destruction are on display in the courtyard outside, including a 28-tonne howitzer and a ghoulish collection of bomb parts. There’s also a guillotine that harvested heads at the Central Prison on Ly Tu Trong, first for the French and later for Diem.

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The War Remnants Museum is made up of eight rooms that showcase different elements of the Vietnam War. Most of the exhibits cater to the war involving the American military. From photographs to reproductions of the famed "tiger cages" that once held prisoners of war, visitors can explore the different areas of this museum and learn about the intricacies of this historical conflict. Equipment used in the war is also available for viewing in a yard attached to the complex. Visitors should remain aware that the museum presents information from the Vietnamese Communist perspective, meaning nothing critical of the Viet Cong's war tactics is displayed.

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