Located on Vo Van Tan street, district 3, Ho Chi Minh city, the War Remnants Museum is a vivid picture of Vietnam in the years of war against the US - Wei.
The artifacts, the images left here are like evidence of hardship denouncing the crimes of the colonial aggressors and reflecting the will to fight to regain the national independence of Vietnamese people.
Address and fares of Ho Chi Minh City War Remnants Museum
No. 28 Vo Van Tan street, ward 6, district 3, Ho Chi Minh city.
|Foreign visitors||VND 15,000/person|
|Vietnamese guests||VND 2,000/person|
|Children under 6 years old||Free|
War Remnants Museum is open all days of the week (including holidays, New Year). Opening time is from 7:30 am to 6:00 pm. Visiting Saigon, visitors can come here to learn more about Vietnamese history.
The outdoor display area of War Remnants Museum
Historical background of the Saigon War Remnants Museum
In the Nguyen Dynasty, this location was the place to build Khai Tuong Pagoda. By the time of French invasion, the pagoda was demolished entirely by the French government to replace it with the mansion. In the following period, this place became an obstetric and gynecological hospital, a law office, etc.
It was only after 1975 when the country was liberated from the American empire, it became a museum which documents historical events, war traces, or exhibiting artifacts related to the fight against invaders.
Visit the War Remnants Museum
War Remnants Museum has long been a familiar Saigon tourist destination of city residents and tourists. Although being as not bustling and vibrant as other tourist sites, the War Remnants Museum still has extraordinary attractions.
To visit the War Remnants Museum, visitors must first buy tickets. Fares are already listed, so you don't need to bargain. After that, you can visit the outdoor display area and Tiger Cage. The space inside the War Remnants Museum consists of 3 floors.
Outdoor display area
Entering the gate, visitors will be impressed by the booty weapons seized by the Vietnamese army during the war.
The Tiger Cage
The Tiger Cage in the War Remnants Museum was rebuilt according to the Tiger Cage model at Con Dao prison. It includes 2 compartments, of which each is nearly 3m long, 2m wide, and 2 prisoner statues.
In Tiger Cage, patriotic communists used to be restrained in cells which were only about 5m2 wide, without beds or large windows. All they had to endure were darkness, humid, and stuffy air.
Moreover, Tiger Cage is also the place where the fierce torture scenes took place to destroy the will and power of patriotic people. The cage is considered to be the most terrible torture place of American troops for patriotic prisoners.
The area inside the museum
The ground floor area consists of the Multipurpose room and the World supporting Vietnam resistance room.
The first floor consists of rooms of the Agent Orange Consequences in the American war of aggression in Vietnam, Invading war crimes, a movie room, and a meeting room.
The second floor includes rooms of Historical facts, Reminiscence (Photo collection of war correspondents who died in Indochina war), Agent Orange during the Vietnam War, White Dove (children's education room), and Vietnam - War and Peace.
Also, the museum has booths to display and introduce products of Vietnamese ethnic culture so visitors can buy them as souvenirs for friends and relatives.
The artifacts of the museum
Guide to go to the War Remnants Museum
If you want to visit the War Remnants Museum, you can choose from many vehicles such as buses, motorbikes, taxis, cars, or high-quality passenger cars.
If going from Eastern Bus Station, you can choose the route number 14. If you go from Ben Thanh market, let's select route number 28 and 06 in Cho Lon bus station.
Motorbikes and cars
From Ben Thanh market (District 1, Ho Chi Minh city), you head toward Le Lai street and turn right on Truong Dinh street. Keep going straight to Nguyen Thi Minh Khai street, then turn left via Le Quy Don street.
From Le Quy Don street, visitors turn left for a piece to the War Remnants Museum on Vo Van Tan street, District 3.
In Saigon, there are many taxi lines for tourists such as Mai Linh, Vinasun, Hoang Long, Savico, Vina Taxi, etc. Rates are VND 13,000 - 16,000/km.
High-quality passenger cars
If you want to travel quickly and conveniently, you should choose to go by high-quality tourist cars through a Saigon half-day tour of many tourism agencies.