War Remnants Museum
One of the most famous history museums, the War Remnants Museum will transform and challenge your history knowledge.
Location & History
The War Remnants Museum has remained the most visited museum in Ho Chi Minh City for years. With exhibitions and displays focusing on the Vietnam War, one of the most politically influential wars in modern world history, many visitors, especially those from Western countries, have flocked to the museum to learn more about how Vietnam managed to clinch a landslide victory over the US and the aftermath of this war.
How to get there
Although the museum is not located within walking distance from Ben Thanh Market, you can still easily get there by bus or cab. It is only a 10-minute ride from Ben Thanh Market. Another option is to spend 10 minutes walking to the museum from the Independence Palace or Turtle Lake.
What to see
There are eight sections in the War Remnants Museum. Upon arrival at the museum, you will immediately see the section “The world supports Vietnam in its resistance”, which talks about how countries around the world rallied against the French colonisation of Vietnam and the American intervention in Vietnam.
On the upper floors, you will get to see the artefacts, including bombs, weapons like guns and knives, and photos and information about military campaigns and attacks. The exhibition on the aftermath of the Agent Orange legacy is a must-see section. You will get to know more about the severe impacts of this chemical substance on human health and even see human remains affected by Agent Orange.
- Location: 28 Vo Van Tan, In District 3, Ho Chi Minh City
- Best for: Family, couple, solo
- Entrance: 40,000VND
- Hours: 8:00AM - 5:00PM
- Distance to city center: 8.4km (5.2 mi)
Thuong Xa Tax
Although the building was demolished in 2016, Thuong Xa Tax merits every mention when one talks of Saigon.
Cu Chi Tunnels
While visiting the War Remnants Museum gives you a theoretical glimpse of the Vietnam War, wandering around a small area of Cu Chi Tunnels, a popular tourist attraction in Vietnam, allows you to have real-life experiences
Giac Lam Pagoda
Built in 1744, Giac Lam Pagoda is one of the oldest pagodas in Ho Chi Minh city. Giac Lam Pagoda is located at 118 Lac Long Quan Street, Tan Binh District.