War Remnants Museum

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What we say: 5 stars

This museum, dedicated to documenting the various alleged war crimes undertaken by the US, is a must see.

If the only side of the Vietnam War you have seen has been through films such as Platoon, Full Metal Jacket and Apocalypse Now, then a visit here should help bring a bit of balance.

Although the name of the museum has been changed from that of the Museum of American War Crimes, the Americans were the main perpetrators of the horrors you will see inside this museum. The museum has a large number of photos detailing atrocities along with a selection of war booty and detritus.

To the immediate right upon passing the ticket booth is an outstanding exhibition entitled Requiem, honouring the journalists who died during Vietnam's many conflicts. All the photos were taken by those who lost their lives — it is a particularly moving display, and the museum is worth visiting solely to see this.

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28 Vo Van Tan St, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City
Opening Hours: Daily 07:30-12:00, 13:30-17:00
Last updated: 18th February, 2012

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