War Remnants Museum

Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

One of the most popular museums with Western tourists is the War Remnants Museum which provides visitors with shocking, and rather confronting, images that document the war. The building is reasonably new and the photographs well displayed in eight themed rooms. In the grounds surrounding the building are some US aircraft, vehicles and bombs. Particularly confronting are pictures of babies deformed by chemical herbicides used during the war. There large displays of maps and raw facts on the walls. There’s a model of a tiger cage in which VC prisoners were kept housed after captivity. If you ever needed reminding of the effects of war, and the impact on soldiers and especially locals, you’ll get it here. Be prepared for feeling very emotional after visiting this museum. In the foyer, a group with physical handicaps make and sell bead work. Location: Bao Tang Chun Tich Chien Tranh. Its under $1 to enter.

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