Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam is home to an incredible museum which was formerly known as the “Museum of American War Crimes”, and the “War Crimes Museum” up until 1993 when the name was changed to simply the “War Remnants Museum”. This name change came after the liberation of Vietnam and the rekindling of relations with the United States.
As you enter the grounds of the museum you’re instantly surrounded by military vehicles and equipment which include helicopters, planes, jets, giant bombs, and a variety of tanks. As soon as we walked through the entrance, this place brought me back in time to when my father used to take me to the local air shows back home. Liz and I had a great time exploring the grounds and taking photos in front of all the different military vehicles. Our experience inside was a totally different story.
Please note: The War Remnants Museum does give off somewhat of a one-sided view of the war.
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CH-47 Chinook Helicopter
U.S. Soldier picking up the corpse of a dead Viet Cong soldier.
American soldiers dragging the dead bodies of Viet Cong soldiers.
G.I.’s holding the heads of dead Viet Cong soldiers.
Story about former Lieutenant and U.S. Senator Bob Kerrey.
“The Purple People Eater — Agent Orange Defoliant. (More info…)
Defoliant Facts from the Vietnam War.
Quote from Curtis Lemay – Comm. of Strategic Air Comand. U.S. Air Force.
A Pulitzer Prize winning photograph that shows Phan Thị Kim Phúc (Age: 9) running naked down the street after being severely burned by a South Vietnamese napalm attack. (More info…)
Vietnam War Statistics.
“Yet we were wrong, terribly wrong. We owe it to future generations to explain why”. — Former U.S. Defense Secretary Robert S. McNamara.
Vietnam War Remnants Museum
Admission: 15,000 VND ($0.76 USD)
Address: 28 Vo Van Tan St – District 3 – Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam (Map)
Information: For more information please visit: War Remnants Museum (Wikipedia)