War Remnants Museum is a must-see on a visit to Ho Chi Minh City and will really give you an insight into the tragedy of the Vietnam War.
Undoubtedly, Vietnam has been well-known across the world for its long history of wars. The Vietnamwar created so much of impact that leads to the popularity of Vietnam War Remnants Museum among Western tourists. Formerly called Museum of Chinese and American War Crimes, the War Remnants Museum give tourists the chance to learn realistically about brutal effects of war on its civilian victims and the crimes of Western army during the war.
War Remnants Museum
The museum displays US armored vehicles, bombs, weapons and notorious prisons of French and South Vietnamese (originally located on Con Dao island). Tourists might be terrified by the inhumane sharpen ‘tiger cages’, the guillotine and some other war remnants.
Inside the museum
After discovering the “dark” prison outside, visitors will find collections of posters and photographs supporting antiwar movement globally. This is probably the only positive area to counterbalance with the horrific exhibition upstairs. Photos of children who were affected by US bombing or napalming and the real scenery of occurring war battles from sacrificed reporters are displayed. Walking room to room, visitors will learn much information about the previous war and its severe consequences. Until now, children affected by US napalming are still living with the pain from many years ago.
Offering thrilling experience for visitors, there is a note that should be considered. Weak-hearted people or pregnant women may not prefer seeing war documents. The easiest way to get to the museum is by taxi. All taxi should know the place without address required. It cost only 15,000 VND (about $0.5) for foreigner ticket.