War Remnants Museum in Ho Chi Minh City

By | May 12, 2022

Visiting the War Remnants Museum is one of the top things in Ho Chi Minh City; you will learn about Vietnam’s struggle for independence and reunification. With the valuable experiences below, you will have a complete visit to this museum.

1. About the War Remnants Museum

War Remnants Museum is located on Vo Van Tan Street, District 3, Saigon. The city government built the museum on September 4, 1975, designed with all eight exhibitions themes.

By visiting the War Remnants Museum, visitors will be able to see firsthand the images and artifacts about the struggle of the Vietnamese people from the period 1945 to 1975.

Thereby, you will see the sacrifices and losses of the victims of the Vietnam War, the elderly, children, and women. Along with the stubborn struggle and desire for independence and freedom of the Vietnamese people.

2. How to get to the War Remnants Museum

War Remnants Museum in Saigon is located in the city center and about 6.6km from Tan Son Nhat International Airport. So, you can choose from many different ways to get to the museum.

If you are in Ho Chi Minh City, you can take Cong Hoa Street for about 18 minutes or Truong Chinh and Cach Mang Thang Street for about 22 minutes to get to the museum.

3. Ticket Price & Opening Hours of War Remnants Museum

Ticket prices to visit the War Remnants Museum are as follows:

– Foreign tourists: 15,000 VND/person/time

– Vietnamese tourists: 2,000 VND/person/time

Opening time on all days of the week, including the Vietnamese New Year holidays. From 7:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

4. What does the War Remnants Museum have?

You should know that this museum is vast and divided into many different areas. So, first of all, you need to learn about the museum map and choose the most suitable sightseeing areas for yourself. Here are suggestions for a museum tour that you can refer to.

Ground floor area

The first is the ground floor area of ​​the museum, first is the ticket counter, multi-purpose room, and a photo room about the help of people and countries around the world to support Vietnam during the resistance war.

In addition, the ground floor area is also a place to display wartime artifacts such as tanks, planes, and cannons of the US military was confiscated by Vietnam

1st-floor area

The next stop is the 1st-floor and 2nd-floor areas; these two floors are here displaying historical images and artifacts that recreate the fierceness of the Vietnam War.

All artifacts are displayed in glass cases. Currently, the museum is displaying about 20,000 artifacts and essential documents to attract visitors. There is also a gallery of tiger cages on the first floor, a small prison that used to hold revolutionary soldiers in Con Dao.

Visitors will be able to witness firsthand the brutal torture of the US military against the communist soldiers of Vietnam.

All the cells are only about 5 square meters in size, with no windows, no beds, or light. Visitors partly understand the miserable and deprived life of communist prisoners when imprisoned during two wars with France and the US.

5. Notes when visiting the war remnants museum

– If you go on weekends or during the Tet holidays, you should arrange your time to go early to avoid wasting time queuing to buy tickets.

– Because the museum has quite ample space, you should go in the morning; at this time, the weather in Ho Chi Minh City is still cool, you will be able to visit more.

– Do not arbitrarily touch the artifacts in the museum.

– Do not take photos in areas with signs that do not allow photography on the museum premises.

– You can hire a guide to be introduced to the museum in detail.

– For groups of tourists or students, it is necessary to contact the museum to buy tickets in advance.

Hopefully, the information shared in this article will help you have a meaningful visit to the Ho Chi Minh City War Remnants Museum.

Category: Ho Chi Minh City


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