War Remnants Museum

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Primarily containing exhibits associated with the American phase of the Vietnam War from 1961 to 1975, the War Remnants Museum was opened in 1975. As one of the most popular attractions in Ho Chi Minh City, the museum has been drawing tens of thousands foreigners' attention.

When you enter the museum, a hushed and somber atmosphere can be felt immediately since photographs, artifacts and graphic displays pop into your eyes, showing the horror of the cruelty of war. Permanent exhibits shown inside are well-captioned in both Vietnamese and English.  Outside the museum displays military equipment used in the war time like tanks, bombardments and aircraft, as well as a replica of a POW (a prisoner of war) prison. Of note is that many changes and renovations have been made to the museum because of the normalization of relation between the two countries. It's necessary for tourists to look at the war from a different perspective. The War Remnants Museum is the right spot as they can transform an ordinary visit to an intellectual and remarkable trip.

Other tourist sites related to wars of Vietnam are Reunification Palace and History Museum. For those fancy a glimpse of temples there're Jade Emperor Pagoda and Thien Hau Pagoda at will. Ben Thanh Market is where you can see the real local lifestyle. 

Since the city offers easy flights to other Asian destinations, why not consider the below tour to enjoy a fascinating exploration of Asia!

27-Day Indochina Odyssey Tour Thailand: Bangkok - Ayutthaya, Cambodia: Siem Reap, Vietnam: Ho Chi Minh City - Hue - Da Nang - Hoi An - Hanoi - Halong Bay, Laos: Luang Prabang, Thailand: Chiang Mai - Phuket - Bangkok
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