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War Remnants Museum and the unforgettable memories

MONday - 06/11/2023 22:05
 
 

The War Remnants Museum The War Remnants Museum

The War Remnants Museum in Ho Chi Minh City is a place to hold and display many images, documents and artifacts reminding of the painful war of aggression in Vietnam.

War Remnants Museum

The museum has the function of researching, collecting, storing, preserving and displaying documents, images and artifacts about the devastating consequences of the war that the invading forces caused to Vietnam. At the same time, the museum also conveys the message of the spirit of fighting to protect independence, anti-war awareness, preserving peace and friendship between peoples. Although the War Remnants Museum does not have ancient architecture or precious artifacts, it still attracts the attention of many tourists during their trip to Saigon. The important thing that creates the attraction for the museum is the emotional value brought about through many documents and authentic images of wartime.

1. Information about the War Remnants Museum

War Remnants Museum is located at 28 Vo Van Tan Street, Vo Thi Sau Ward, District 3, City. HCM. This is one of the famous museums in Ho Chi Minh City, a member of the Museums for World Peace system and the World Council of Museums (ICOM). This museum provides a powerful and often harrowing description of the Vietnam War, also known as the American War in Vietnam, from the Vietnamese perspective.

The museum is divided into different parts, each dedicated to various aspects of the war. These sections typically include photographic displays, artifacts, and documents related to the war's impact on the Vietnamese people. Exhibits cover topics such as the effects of Agent Orange and other chemical warfare, the use of napalm, war atrocities, and the resilience of the Vietnamese people in the face of immense hardship.

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The museum features a range of military equipment and vehicles used during the war, such as tanks, artillery and aircraft in the outdoor area.

Visitors often find the museum emotionally intense due to its graphic photographs and thought-provoking exhibits. It serves as a poignant reminder of the devastating effects of war and the strength of the Vietnamese people.

The Vietnam War Remnants Museum offers a unique insight into the war, the suffering of the Vietnamese people, and the ongoing impact on the country. It's a significant historical site that attracts numerous visitors seeking to understand the history from a different perspective.

The character in the photo is Ms. Bui Thi Lam and her daughter who was born blind.

2. Opening hours and ticket prices for War Museum

The War Museum is an attractive destination in a tour of Ho Chi Minh City. These are some information about the opening hours and the prices of the ticket for the War Museum.

War Remnants Museum in Ho Chi Minh City

Opening Hours : 7:30 am  - 5:00 pm

Visiting Hours: About an hour

Location: 28 Vo Van Tan Street, District 3, Ho Chi Minh City

Entrance fee:

--Adult: 40,000 VND/person

- Guests from 6y - 16y : 20,000 VND / person

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3. What does the War Remnants Museum have?

The museum consists of a modern 3-storey building with a floor area of 4,522m2, along with a number of auxiliary works and an outdoor exhibition space of 3,026m2. The museum's display system is extremely diverse have more than 20,000 documents, artifacts and films stored. Regarding regular display space, the museum introduces more than 1,500 documents and artifacts according to topics in each area.

The ground floor area of the War Remnants Museum displays the topic: "The world supported Vietnam's resistance against the US" in the period 1954 - 1975. The topic includes 100 photos and 145 documents and artifacts recreating the wars. Rallies, demonstrations, conferences and seminars of people from countries around the world, protesting the US invasion and supporting Vietnam's just war.

Prison regime during the war of invasion in Vietnam

The outside area is where many larges artifacts kept from the war are exhibited. In particular, visitors can also visit the topic: "Prison regime during the war of invasion in Vietnam" with prison models built by the US and the Saigon government to suppress revolutionary soldiers. This is also a place that leaves visitors with many emotions when witnessing torture methods through images and artifacts of prison scenes that are compared to hell on earth.

The 1st floor of the museum displays the topics "War crimes of aggression" and "Consequences of Agent Orange". In particular, the subject "War Crimes of Aggression" highlighting the terrifying crimes and painful consequences of the war on the country and people of Vietnam.

On the 2nd floor, visitors can visit the topic "Historical facts" through 66 photos, 20 documents and 153 artifacts. The subjects reminds of the attack process of French colonialists and American imperialists on Vietnamese region.

4. Notes when visiting the War Remnants Museum

When coming to the War Remnants Museum, please refer to our experience and note the following to have the most complete and memorable visit:

    - Be sure to dress politely, park your car in the right place, maintain order and hygiene, and do not write or draw on artifacts.

     -Visitors can hire a tour guide or automatic voice-over service to have more in-depth tour experience through each artifact and image.

     -Leave bulky luggage at the duty room and take care of your money and personal belongings.

     -Follow the instructions of the staff, the guide board and the museum's tour rules.

    - Do not bring the weapons, banned substances and do not smoke inside the museum's exhibition grounds.

     -When visiting in groups or classes, you should contact the museum in advance to buy tickets to avoid long waits.

When planning day visits outside of Ho Chi Minh City, the War Remnants Museum is a popular choice. It is easy to reach the museum via a variety of transportation options, including taxis and motorcycles. A private tour with an expert guide can give you more detail of the significance of the museum for an improved experience. Whether you decide to include the museum in your tour or not, the VietCruise Tours can modify it according to your preferences. It is a part of the local Vietnamese history. Please get in touch with us if you have any travel-related interests, and we'll do our best to meet your demands.

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