War remnants museum


The War Remnants Museum is one of the most famous historical attractions in Saigon. Coming to the War Remnants Museum, you can learn a part of how Vietnamese had struggled and fought for their independence, freedom, & peace of the nation & the locals" perspectives of the Vietnam War. The exhibits, such as weapons, documents, & photographs, display in War Remnants Museum are firm evidence of war crimes in Vietphái mạnh & speak for the heroic actions of the former Vietnamese generation.

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How khổng lồ Get to lớn War Remnants Museum

Address: 28 Vo Van Tan, District 3, Ho Chi Minc City (Saigon)

The museum is in the corner of Vo Van Tan Street & Le Quy Don Street, near the đô thị center and other Saigon attractions.It is a 5-minute walk from theIndependence Palace and takes about 10 minutes from Notre Dame Cathedral or theSaigon Central Post Office.

War Remnants Museum Opening Hours

7:30 AM - 6 PM DailyThe museum opens 365 days/year, including Vietnamese holidays

War Remnants Museum Entrance Fee

The entrance fee has been updated since Jan 2018. The new entrance fee is now VND 40,000/person.Recommended visit: 1.5 - 2 hoursDress code: casual

War Remnants Museum Establishment


War Remnants Museum is on the danh sách of Saigon"s oldest museums. It was first opened to lớn the public in 1975. At that time, the War Remnants Museum was known as the "Exhibition House for the United States và Puppet Crimes". It was established lớn expose the raw & cruel truth about the Vietphái nam War & criticized the US and Republic of Vietphái nam Army for their war crimes. Afterward, the museum went through changes and renovated a few times during the normalization of relations between Vietnam & the US. As a result, its name was changed to lớn the War Remnants Museum in 1993.

War Remnants Museum Exhibitions & Galleries

The War Remnants Museum hasoutdoor exhibitions andthree floors inside the building with galleries of permanent & temporary exhibitions on each floor.

The display exposes a part of the cruel truth about the Vietphái mạnh War & many of its painful và lasting consequences. Some materials may be disturbing and offensive, so you should consider when bringing your kids lớn visit.

The War Remnants Museum’s Outdoor Exhibition


When coming through the front gate of the War Remnants Museum, you will see many large weapons used by the US Army, like heavy helicopters & airplanes of the US Air Force and armored tanks displayed in the yard. Besides, there are multiple kinds of weapons like rockets, bombs, and mines that were all active sầu and have sầu had their detonators removed before being exhibited here.


In the backside, you will find a small entrance leading khổng lồ the Tiger Cages, a replicate of the real Tiger Cages used in the Con Dao Islvà prison. Tiger Cages were barbed wire cages used as a khung of torture, where the Government of South Vietphái nam secretly kept & tortured their political prisoners in Con Dao. This area only showcases a small part of the original exhibit with a tiger cage on gravels, statues of malnourished prisoners inside two dark cells, torturing tools, a guillotine of the French, và various blaông chồng và trắng photographs of that time. This exhibit never fails to lớn give sầu a confrontational glimpse of such sinister acts và war crimes against humanity.



War Remnants Museum’s Ground Floor Exhibition

If you come lớn the museum through the front door, you will immediately notice on your left, an area dedicated to Agent Orange infected victims, called Victims of Agent Orange Overcome Difficulties. They make, sell their handcraft like keychains, lamps, và sculptures, và sometimes persize musical instruments here. It is a place where you can see the constant pain of the Vietphái mạnh War, but it is also a place where you can make small gestures lớn help these people have sầu a better future.

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Behind this, there is an area holding temporary exhibitions related lớn Vietnamese history và Vietnamese culture. The topic will change every once in a while, mostly covering stories during the Vietnam giới War


Instructions on the ground floor

Across the room, next to lớn the staircase, you will find a permanent exhibition topic, named ‘The World Supports Vietphái mạnh in its Resistance". There are 100 pictures & 145 artifacts that show how people all over the world tư vấn the Vietnamese in their resistance against the US Army & prodemo against the Vietphái nam War. The museum also exhibits some remnants that American soldiers presented to the museum to lớn show their regret of having taking part in this unjust war in Vietnam giới. While some people said that the theme of the museum is subjective sầu & one-sided from Vietnamese standpoints, this topic displays và emphasizes the attitudes and points of view of people from all over the world at that time.



War Remnants Museum’s First Floor Exhibition

There are two galleries on this floor, the "Agent Orange Aftermath in the US Aggressive sầu War in Vietnam" collection và the "Aggression War Crimes".

In the first room, you will see the destruction of the toxic chemical brought to the l& and the people in Vietnam. During the Vietnam giới War, especially the ten years from 1961 khổng lồ 1971, the US Army sprayed more than 100 million liters of chemical poison that contained 386 kilograms of Dioxin. As a result, almost Vietnam’s lands were poisoned; nearly 4.8 million Vietnamese people và their next generations were affected directly & endangered by severe disability. Eventually, the effects of chemical poison still exist today.


Besides the pictures, there is a heart-wrenching exhibit that could be quite disturbing và haunts you for a long while, the Thorxo Abdermine Pagus. The display here is the firm evidence of the war crimes against the elderly, the adults, the children, và unborn babies alượt thích.

On the other side, the "Aggression War Crimes" gallery includes 125 pictures, 22 materials, and 243 remnants that show the crime of war and its extreme effects on Vietphái mạnh & the Vietnamese. The war ended up with an estimated number of 3 million people dead, 2 million people injured, 200 thousand people went missing, severe facilities damages on the whole country.

War Remnants Museum’s Second Floor Exhibition


Progression of the Vietnam giới Wars with numbers


On the highest floor, visitors will have an overall look at the Vietphái mạnh War in galleries lượt thích "Vietphái mạnh War And Peace" and "Historic Truths". The pictures like the forest destroyed by chemical poison, the weapons, & many other remnants here could shock and move sầu many to tears as they could not imagine such devastating consequences even though they have sầu heard about the Vietphái mạnh War before.

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Conclusion on Saigon Attractions: War Remnants Museum


War Remnants Museum is the place to learn about the atrocities of war & war crimes during the Vietnam giới War and the place khổng lồ honor people who sacrificed for the freedom of Vietphái mạnh and enlightenment of the truth. It is also a reminder of the invaluable peace many have sầu exchanged their lives lớn earn và protect.

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