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An experience we will never forget
March 24, 2012

War Remnants Museum

Located to the north of the Reunification Palace, the War Remnants Museum is a highlight in Ho Chi Minh City. It is housed in the former U.S Intelligence building which has not changed much since 1975.

The War Remnants Museum depicts some darkest chapters of the Vietnam War. It comprises 8 themed exhibition rooms, most of which are photographs and war artifacts galleries. There is not much explanation as these items themselves speak all about the horrors of the war: the sprays of Agent Orange and other chemical defoliant, the use of napalm and phosphorous bombs, the My Lai massacre and so on. Notably, there is one replica of the “Tiger Caves”, which were used by the Southern Vietnam’s government to torture political prisoners.

The museum’s courtyard displays unexploded bombs, planes, tanks and helicopters. There is also a small “green” corner reserved for the exhibition of children’s drawings on the war. Illustrating dreams of a bright and peaceful world, these pictures raise our hope and faith in young generations for a new world without wars.

The War Remnants Museum has welcomed millions of visitors since its opening. People walk away with different kinds of feelings: sad, shocked, confused, disturbed, heart broken, etc. Above anything else, however, it does a great job in raising your awareness about the atrocities of wars.


Userful information:

War Remnants Museum
28 Vo Van Tan St, District 3, Ho Chi Minh City
Tel: (08) 3829 0325
Opening hours: 8 am–11:45 am and 1:30 pm-4:15 pm