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 và fought for their independence, freedom, and peace of the nation and 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 Vietnam & speak for the heroic actions of the former Vietnamese generation.

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How khổng lồ Get khổng lồ War Remnants Museum

Address: 28 Vo Van Tan, District 3, Ho bỏ ra Minh đô thị (Saigon)

The museum is in the corner of Vo Van tan Street & Le Quy Don Street, near the đô thị center và other Saigon attractions.It is a 5-minute walk from theIndependence Palace & 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 khổng lồ the public in 1975. At that time, the War Remnants Museum was known as the "Exhibition House for the United States & Puppet Crimes". It was established khổng lồ expose the raw và cruel truth about the Vietnam War and criticized the US and Republic of Vietnam Army for their war crimes. Afterward, the museum went through changes & renovated a few times during the normalization of relations between Vietnam và the US. As a result, its name was changed to the War Remnants Museum in 1993.

War Remnants Museum Exhibitions và Galleries

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

The display exposes a part of the cruel truth about the Vietnam War và many of its painful and lasting consequences. Some materials may be disturbing và 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, lượt thích heavy helicopters và airplanes of the US Air Force và armored tanks displayed in the yard. Besides, there are multiple kinds of weapons like rockets, bombs, and mines that were all active & have had their detonators removed before being exhibited here.


In the backside, you will find a small entrance leading to lớn the Tiger Cages, a replicate of the real Tiger Cages used in the bé Dao Island prison. Tiger Cages were barbed wire cages used as a khung of torture, where the Government of South Vietnam secretly kept và tortured their political prisoners in bé 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 black & white photographs of that time. This exhibit never fails to give a confrontational glimpse of such sinister acts và war crimes against humanity.



War Remnants Museum’s Ground Floor Exhibition

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

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


Instructions on the ground floor

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

In the first room, you will see the destruction of the toxic chemical brought to lớn the land and the people in Vietnam. During the Vietnam War, especially the ten years from 1961 to lớn 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 and 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 and 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, & unborn babies alike.

On the other side, the "Aggression War Crimes" gallery includes 125 pictures, 22 materials, & 243 remnants that show the crime of war and its extreme effects on Vietnam & 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 Wars with numbers


On the highest floor, visitors will have an overall look at the Vietnam War in galleries lượt thích "Vietnam War và Peace" và "Historic Truths". The pictures lượt thích the forest destroyed by chemical poison, the weapons, and many other remnants here could shock và move many lớn tears as they could not imagine such devastating consequences even though they have heard about the Vietnam 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 và war crimes during the Vietnam War và the place lớn honor people who sacrificed for the freedom of Vietnam & enlightenment of the truth. It is also a reminder of the invaluable peace many have exchanged their lives lớn earn and protect.

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