War Remnants Museum - Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member denben
N 10° 46.759 E 106° 41.543
48P E 685043 N 1192090
Quick Description: The War Remnants Museum is a war museum at 28 Vo Van Tan, in District 3, Ho Chi Minh City. It primarily contains exhibits relating to the American phase of the Vietnam War.
Location: Vietnam
Date Posted: 3/25/2012 10:47:54 PM
Waymark Code: WME2HZ
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Dorcadion Team
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Long Description:
Operated by the Vietnamese government, the museum was opened in September 1975 as "The House for Displaying War Crimes of American Imperialism and the Puppet Government [of South Vietnam]." Its current name follows liberalization in Vietnam and the normalization of relations with the United States.

The museum comprises a series of eight themed rooms in several buildings, with period military equipment located within a walled yard. The military equipment include a UH-1 "Huey" helicopter, an F-5A fighter, a BLU-82 "Daisy Cutter" bomb, M48 Patton tank, and an A-1 attack bomber.

One building reproduces the "tiger cages" in which the South Vietnamese government housed political prisoners. Other exhibits include graphic photographs, accompanied by short copy in English, Vietnamese and Japanese, covering the effects of Agent Orange and other chemical defoliant sprays, the use of napalm and phosphorus bombs, and atrocities such as the My Lai massacre. Curiosities include a guillotine used by the French and the South Vietnamese to execute prisoners, the last time being in 1960, and three jars of preserved human fetuses deformed by exposure to dioxin.

Source: Wikipedia (visit link)
Opening hours: Daily 7:30 - 11:45 and 13:30 - 17:15

Open all year: Yes

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