War Remnants Museum, Ho Chi Minh City

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    War Remnants Museum

    by jmmorgan Updated Jun 10, 2003

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    This is an interesting place to go. Outside there are some pieces of left over hardware that you can pose for photos by. Inside are some of the most disturbing and distressing photos I have ever seen. If you really want to know what a war can be like without experiencing it first hand this is the place.
    The pictures are a very graphic way to demonstrate what war really is all about and should be compulsory viewing for all politicians worldwide.

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    War Remnants Museum

    by paradisedreamer Written May 30, 2003

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    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.

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    War Remnants in Vietnam Museum

    by K1W1 Written Apr 10, 2003

    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.

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    War memories...

    by MJL Written Feb 25, 2003

    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.

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    War Crimes Museum

    by sunnywong Written Feb 25, 2003

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    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.

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    by jlvillalba Written Aug 25, 2002

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    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.

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    It was very strange to go to...

    by Jimmytravel Written Aug 25, 2002

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    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.

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    by carstenj Written Aug 24, 2002

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    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.

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    Visit the American War Crimes...

    by brewjohnson Written Aug 24, 2002

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    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.

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    War remnants museum

    by deeper_blue Written Feb 25, 2012

    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.

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    War Remnants Museum

    by Audia Written Mar 23, 2008

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    I felt sad seeing pictures in the wall. I saw how Vietnamese sufferred because of the war, women and children were the most victims.

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    Museum

    by ingello Updated Mar 22, 2008

    The War Remnants museum is definitely the must-see museum in Ho Chi Minh.
    One of the bloodiest wars ever.

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    War Remnants Museum

    by y_lyn Written Oct 23, 2006

    Outside the museum building, you will also find a wide range of display of US fighter planes/ helicopters and tanks used during the war.

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