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War Remnants Museum

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The War Remnants Museum is a war museum located at 28 Vo Van Tan, in District 3, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. It contains exhibits relating to the First Indochina War and the Vietnam War, as well as the French-colonial period and conflicts with China. The museum displays various types of military equipment, such as tanks, helicopters, bombs and guns, as well as photographs and documents that show the effects of war on civilians and soldiers. The museum aims to raise awareness of the horrors of war and the importance of peace.

The War Remnants Museum is open from 7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. every day, except for some holidays.

War Remnants Museum’s entrance fee is 40,000 VND for adults and 20,000 VND for children aged 6-16. Children under 6 can enter for free.

The museum has a souvenir shop and a cafeteria on site. You can also book a guided tour or an audio guide for an additional fee.

To get to the War Remnants Museum, you can take a bus, a taxi or a motorbike taxi from the city center. The museum is about 4 km from Ben Thanh Market and 3 km from the Independence Palace. You can also walk or cycle if you prefer. The museum is located on a busy street with many shops and restaurants nearby.

Some tips for visiting the War Remnants Museum are:

  • Be prepared to see some graphic and disturbing images of war atrocities, such as the effects of napalm and Agent Orange. Some visitors may find these exhibits upsetting or triggering.
  • Respect the rules of the museum, such as not touching the exhibits, not taking photos with flash, not smoking or eating inside, and not making loud noises.
  • Learn more about the history and context of the wars before or after your visit. You can read books, watch documentaries or talk to locals who experienced the wars.
  • Be respectful of other visitors and staff. The museum is a place of remembrance and education, not entertainment or propaganda.
  • Enjoy your visit and appreciate the peace that we have today.

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