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War Remnants Museum

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Formerly known as the of Exhibition House of American War Crimes, the museum was opened in a hurry, less than five months after the fall of the South. It has moved to new premises with three stories of exhibits and various U.S. military hardware (tanks, jets, helicopters, howitzers) on display outside the building.

This disturbing display of man's cruelty during the Vietnam (American) War includes halls full of gruesome photographs, a simulated "tiger cage" prison and jars of deformed fetuses blamed on Agent Orange.

There is very obvious bias as there are no "records" of any unpleasant deeds having been committed by the North Vietnamese Army. However, despite it's obvious bias, there's also an exhibit on the third floor about the war journalists from all over the world who documented - and often disappeared or died in - the war.

However watch out for the amputees who will try and sell you their wares. It's within walking distance from Reunification Palace — see the museum pamphlet for a map.

Type of place: Museum
Costs: 15,000 dong
Location: Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Street address: 28 Vo Van Tan Street
Opening hours: Open daily 7:30AM-12PM, 1:30PM-5PM, last admission 4:30PM.
Telephone: 9302112, 9306325, 9305587

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