War Remnants Museum

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Tools of War Outside the War Remnants Museum

Along with the inside displays, many restored pieces of American military hardware are parked around the grounds of the War Remnants Museum.

On the museum’s front courtyard, preceding the entrance, you’ll see captured American armored vehicles, Self-propelled artillery, and ground artillery pieces.

Behind the museum (visible from the upper floors) are aircraft lượt thích fighter planes & helicopters, including a massive Chinook chopper. The “Huey” UH-1H on the grounds played a role in an action that earned Army Medic Guy LaPointe a posthumous Medal of Honor.

Right next lớn the building you’ll also find defused bombs, missiles and other ordnance left over from the Americans.

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As you exit the museum, don't miss the moông chồng POW prison on the museum grounds. Signboards & graphic photographs portray various ways that prisoners were mistreated - primarily before the U.S, became involved in Vietphái nam. Tiger cages – tiny enclosures used khổng lồ torture prisoners – are on display as well as an actual guillotine used for executions until 1960.

Although the exhibits are blatantly one-sided and need lớn be taken with a grain of salternative text, they bởi graphically portray the horrors of war. The War Remnants Museum is worth a visit no matter your opinion on U.S. involvement in Vietnam.

Getting lớn the Museum, Visiting Information

The War Remnants Museum is located in Ho Chi Minh City - formerly known as Saigon - in District 3 at the corner of Vo Van Tan & Le Quoy Don, just northwest of the Reunification Palace. A taxi from the tourist district near Psay đắm Ngu Lao should cost under $2.

xuất hiện Hours: 7:30am khổng lồ 5pm daily; the ticketing window closes from 11:45am khổng lồ 1:30 pm. The last admission to lớn the museum is at 4:30 p.m.

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When khổng lồ Visit: The War Remnants Museum gets busy in late afternoon as tours to lớn the Cu Chi Tunnels finish there. Avoid the crowds by going earlier in the day.