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War Remnants Museum - Things to Know Before Visiting

28 Võ Văn Tần, Phường 6, Quận 3, Hồ Chí Minh 700000, Vietnam

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About War Remnants Museum

It contains exhibits relating to the Vietnam War and the First Indochina War. The main exhibits include artillery and armor collections, photographs from the war and of the chemical weapons used.


Attractions Near War Remnants Museum

Independence Palace
Independence Palace0.42km from War Remnants Museum

Also known as Reunification Palace, it was the home and workplace of the President of South Vietnam during the Vietnam War. It was the site of the end of the Vietnam War during the Fall of Saigon on 30 April 1975, when a North Vietnamese army tank crashed through its gates.

South-Vietnamese Women Museum
South-Vietnamese Women Museum0.7km from War Remnants Museum

A museum showcasing the female heroes of the fight for Vietnamese freedom. A part of it also exhibits clothing, pictures & artifacts.

Notre Dame Cathedral of Saigon
Notre Dame Cathedral of Saigon0.72km from War Remnants Museum

Established by French colonists who initially named it L'eglise de Saïgon, the cathedral was constructed between 1863 and 1880. The name Notre-Dame Cathedral has been used since 1959. It has two bell towers, reaching a height of 58 meters (190 feet). All the original building materials were imported from France and the cathedral foundation was designed to bear ten times the weight of the cathedral.

Saigon Central Post Office
Saigon Central Post Office0.82km from War Remnants Museum

A post office known for its Gothic, Renaissance and French influences. The building was constructed when Vietnam was part of French Indochina in the late 19th century. It is adorned with a most artistic façade, and is particularly well laid out and well equipped.

Ho Chi Minh City Museum
Ho Chi Minh City Museum0.88km from War Remnants Museum

A former European style palace converted into a museum. Hosts numerous local artefacts, as well as holds collections that detail the geography as well as the commercial significance of Hoch Chi Minh city. There is an underground bunker and tunnel that the visitors could also explore.

Ben Thanh Market
Ben Thanh Market1.04km from War Remnants Museum

A large market place in central Hoh Chi Minh City, popular for handicrafts, textiles, souvenirs and local food.

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Ho Chi Minh City, also known by its former name of Saigon is the most populous city in Vietnam with a population of 8.4 million. It is the financial centre of Vietnam and a major air travel gateway to Vietnam.

What Visitors Say About War Remnants Museum

Claudia LB
Claudia LB
2019-12-23
WARNING: A LOT OF THE PICTURES ARE VERY GRAPHIC IN NATURE.

War remanants Museum is a must visit for everyone coming to Vietnam. It shows the perils of the people During the Vietnamese American war and how it still effects them.

There are four  floors in total. The exhibitions starts with a lot of war equipments- helicopters, tanks, artillery, fighter planes, huge bombs etc and then it gets from fascinating to extremely serious and sad as you go in. 

The extreme tortures and life conditions of the war prisoners, the graphic pictures that make you extremely sad, the effects of Dioxin- the chemical that was used to kill people, everything make you question the existance of nations and the fight for their lifestyle or interests. It is indeed a sad place (and very important) and does exactly the name says- it reminds us of the war and how bad it is.

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