The War Remnants Museum was established in September 1975, it was previously known as the American War crimes museum but the name was changed to be more ‘politically correct’. Some of the displays, especially the pictures are very graphic which I am actually pleased about because there should be no window dressing for war. It was good to see the Vietnamese side to the war. Hollywood bombards us with its version of the war. I agree that the war was terrible for the American soldiers but it was even worse for the Vietnamese. Displays illustrate the killing of civilians, the spreading of agent orange, the torturing of prisoners and the effects of the war in the north. Planes, tanks, bombs and helicopters are also on display.
This is a very poignant reminder of the lessons that should be learned in war. The displays are not always suitable for the fainthearted and are quite detailed, especially the photo exhibits. As you may expect, the museum shows the Vietnamese side of the story and in this sense may be seen to be biased. However, this only reminds us how much our western equivalents can be seen in the same light (ie one sided).
Unfortunately as is evident in Iraq now, the lessons were too easily forgotten.
A war museum in Ho Chi Minh. I do not recommend this place to children or very sensitive people. I have always wonder what Vietnam War veterans think when they visit in Vietnam. There were a lot of American tourists.
The Museum was established in September 1975 in Ho Chi Minh City. It contains countless artifacts, photographs, and pictures documenting American war crimes.
Such documents illustrate the killing of civilians, spreading of chemicals, torturing of prisoners, and the effects of the war on the north. Planes, tanks, bombs, and helicopters are also on display.
Outside the museum are some rooms displaying cultural products of Vietnam.
THE WAR REMNANT MUSEUM,
THE VIETNAMESE POINT OF VIEW OF THE VIETNAM WAR AGAINST THE AMERICANS.
FULL OF PICTURES AND ALL KIND OF DOCUMENTATION, SPECICIALLY SENSITEVE AND HARD, LIKE PHOTOS OF HUMAN DAMAGES AND DISEASES.
It was very strange to go to the War Remnants Museum,because everything was seen through Vietnamese eyes. It's called the American War,and they're always referred to as the enemy. The pictures and the stories behind them are really something that makes you think. Nobody was nice in this war. War is not glorious.
The War Remnants Museum which displays not only left over military hardware from the war, but also features an extensive photographic collection of the fight for independence, with a somewhat propagandistic overtone. Certainly it is worth a visit, as it will give you some insight to a lesser known perspective.
Visit the American War Crimes Museum.
this museum, while filled with Commie propoganda, allows you to understand what it would be like to live under a communist regime and allows you to see how some people feel about the American efforts in Vietnam. The museum makes you feel for the pain and difficulties that most experienced during the long, drawn-out conflict, but even more interesting is the way in which the material is treated. If you have ever visited the Peace Museum in Hiroshima, you will be amazed at the different feel you get from this museum.
For a stark description of the Vietnam war, visit the remnants museum. You'll find accounts of the countless victims, the effects of Agent Orange and see lots of abandoned American fighter planes.
I felt sad seeing pictures in the wall. I saw how Vietnamese sufferred because of the war, women and children were the most victims.
The War Remnants museum is definitely the must-see museum in Ho Chi Minh.
One of the bloodiest wars ever.
Outside the museum building, you will also find a wide range of display of US fighter planes/ helicopters and tanks used during the war.