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Housed in a former United States administration building, The War Remnants Museum is one of the most popular and sobering mus... More
War Remnants Museum
Housed in a former United States administration building, The War Remnants Museum is one of the most popular and sobering museums in the city. It highlights the suffering of the Vietnamese people at the hands of the French and American forces up to 1975. The photographs of the injured and dead are both haunting and sickening. This is not a politically balanced exhibition, but when you consider the statistics of American versus Vietnamese casualties, that is hardly surprising. This museum is probably too disturbing for children to view.
Where to start? American soldiers & pilots were beaten, tortured (sometimes to death), & brainwashed. This from an enemy so savage they didn't even CONSIDER abiding by the Geneva Convention; yet we are the war criminals? It is a well known fact the North Vietnamese Army used "cannon fodder" & used it often and thereby only have themselves to blame for their high casualty rates. This site sickened me as nothing has before.
For all visitors to Ho Chi Minh city, this museum is an absolute must. Forget your politics. The museum is housed in an old American administration building, it has several different sections. These contain photo's and exhibits (loose translation), of the American/Vietnam war. The museum changes frequently as more exhibits are displayed and furthe development occurs. It is shocking yet compelling. Many argue that it does not give a true reflection of both sides, but nor should it. It is not a museum to honour the American involvement in a foreign war. It is a reminder however of the horrors of that war and the weapons and chemicals used. Don't go just before lunch as some exhibits may be found offensive. When you do go, keep an open mind, try not to let your own beliefs spoil an interesting visit.