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War Remnants Museum, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

The War Remnants Museum - formerly the "Museum of American War Crimes" until Vietnam normalized relations with the US in 1993 - hosts exhibitions explaining the American involvement in Vietnam from the Vietnamese point of view. The exhibits inside are not for the faint of heart.

Great emphasis is placed on the atrocities committed by American forces (and to a lesser degree, the French), juxtaposing horrific imagery with the high ideals expressed in the US Constitution, a document that Ho Chi Minh himself admired.

The Museum building houses photographs, artwork, models, and text describing the progress and escalating horrors of the "American" War. (Until recently, jars of deformed fetuses were on display, side-effects of Agent Orange.) The yard around the building is littered with captured weaponry from the American Armed Forces - APCs, aircraft, artillery, and unexploded bombs, among others.

Address: 28 Vo Van Tan, District 3
Operating Hours: 7:30am-12pm, 1:30pm-5pm daily
Admission Fee: VND15,000

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