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War Remnants Museum

History

War Remnants Museum popularly known as the Saigon’s Exhibition House for American Crimes was inaugurated on September 4, 1975.

Located in the Ho Chi Minh City, the museum is housed at the former United States Information Agency Building, which exhibits all war related machinery, weapons, photos, and documentation (Vietnam War with France and America).

Since, the structure of the building is under construction the present location is between the warehouses. The museum sheds light on the Vietnam War history, a gruesome reality, which took 3 million lives, left about two million people injured and 3 lakhs persons missing.

Managed and maintained by the Vietnam government, there is an entire room dedicated to the mass protest depiction during the Vietnam War. There is a recreation of the tiger cages where the captured politicians were held during the war.

The war photographs, graphic description of napalm, pictures of weapons, phosphorus bombs depicts the war brutality. The museum also houses tanks, bombs, planes, helicopters that were used during the Vietnam War.

Best time to visit

The best time to visit War Remnants Museum in Ho Chi Minh City is from November to March.

Trivia

The museum has received more than six million visitors over a period of 20 years and interestingly amongst them one million have been foreigners including American tourists.

Timing

The museum is open seven days a week from morning 7:30 am to 12:00 pm and then again from 1:30 pm to 5:00 pm.


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