Ho Chi Minh City / Saigon, Vietnam: I went to the most import museum in Vietnam, the War Remnants Museum, because history matters and should not be forgotten.
Visiting the War Remnants Museum is one of the top things to do in Saigon. Really, is you are searching for some things to do in Ho Chi Minh City, you can’t miss it!
The War Remnants Museum is a war museum at 28 Vo Van Tan, in District 3, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. It contains exhibits relating to the Vietnam War and the first Indochina War involving the French colonialists. Wikipedia
Address: 28 Võ Văn Tần, Phường 6, Quận 3, Hồ Chí Minh 700000, Vietnam
Opened: 1975
Opens 7:30AM Mon
Phone: +84 28 3930 5587
Owner: Government of Vietnam


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  • John Cantrell says:

    Well,this war will always be questionable about the outcome. Yes, it is true that the U.S. did leave after it got so unpopular back home. But it must too be pointed out that in the later years it was not carried out very well from Washington.
    Yes it is true that the north can claim victory, but then again in the long run, the country is now embracing so many things that are American now, like capitalism, and much more freedoms that have come along with the economic growth. They are certainly now much more freedom minded than the Chinese government, and that is a good thing. One thing that must be pointed out though, is that agent orange was not a chemical weapon, nor was it deployed as one. Agent orange was used as a foliage killer, to clear back areas of dense foliage from places like the banks of rivers, to thwart the viet Kong from having places they could ambush American forces coming up river. Over time it was used more and more because it worked well at doing so.
    Unfortunately, the bad thing was that the health effects of exposure to this over the long term were not known, and as a result many thousands of our own veterans came down with the same issues as the Vietnamese. If it were a chemical weapon, then we would not have sprayed our own troops with it. That does not excuse the damage it caused on both sides, but it was not a purpose made chemical weapon.
    But, as you say, war in itself is a terrible last resort, so if anything this war should be a study in what happens when there is not a clear end game, and when there is not enough planning before engaging in it.
    The important thing here is that former foes are now friends, and when I was there last year, I was made so welcome by the people there, and it is the start of a great partnership between our nations and people’s, and that is always a good thing. If anyone is considering a trip there, by all means go, it is well worth it, I hope to go back to visit there again soon.
    I do not think that you will lose subscribers for showing the things you showed, it is good to have discussions and hear opinions from all sides, no one ever learned a thing from only getting one side or angle of a story, that is what the power of learning is all about…….

  • Pre 1995ish ,tb chk, the museum situated in Vo Van Tan st. <10min ride from there. Its name was The War Crime Museum. There were rows after rows of jars of deformed VNmese baby cavaders, fetal death corpses submerged in preservative chemical in exhibition. Those abnormal jars removed, the museum relocated, renamed to the current known to pave the US -VN diplomatic normalisation. As a primary school kids, in our"tender age", 1969ish we saw battle torn VC corpses laid on street. in public exhibition as a deterence to the VC inherent population at location opposit to the town hall between the provincial admin bld & jail. They held these public exhibitions twice a mth at average. The town was Ba Xuyen, the province's head was full Col. Quach Quynh Ha. The exhibition area was 30m from the fence of his residence. His son Quach Quynh Tinh & I went to the same primary school: Truong Nam Tieu Hoc Tinh Ly Ba Xuyen. The chief jailer name was Ta.
    Michele, the history was written incorrectly by both sides. The VN gov. is hidding tons of the cruelest acts committed by the US beyond imaginations of yours, mine, and even of the battle harden soldiers'. My experience: life under the US econ embargo was far harsher than during war time, We don't want to live those lives again. What you saw in those pix is just a tip of the iceperg.
    A Time to Love & A Time to Die. Now, It's A Time To Love. That's the morale of the Return Sword Lake of Hanoi. The Turtle diety emerged from the lake dmanded the King to return the sword that he lent the King to repel the Northern invaders. So the Turtle Diety reminded the King it was time to repair the war torn nation. Wishing millions who'd sacrified for our right of self determination would forgive the gov. who sacrifice the truth for the sake of the nation reparation.

  • Karl-Johan Bratt says:

    I believe there never really is a winner in War! The Vietnam war is is one of the best examples of that, I saw someone commenting and saying that USA was the winner because they won most of the battles. That is a very childish view of what war is. What was the objective of the Vietnam war and what was the outcome? If you can answer those questions than you know there was no winner! Also, many commenting here on the horrors the American soldiers had to deal with, even after the war. I am very empathic towards all of them, but let's not forget all the innocent people that was killed in Vietnam. That is even worse in my book as they never chose to be part of the war! I don't take any sides I just say that war is the ugliest thing ever created by humankind!

  • I'm from New Jersey, USA. My wife's dad and my uncle both survived Vietnam. We in the states dont consider Vietnam a victory. We lost a lot of people and so did they. When that many people die no one wins. Great video.

  • I visited this museum about 8 years ago and I was really shaken by the agent orange pictures… and by the reconstructed cells where the captured soldiers were kept by the Viet Cong… I came away feeling very depressed but I'm glad I saw everything, and it was very educational in an honest way, and bettered my understanding of the war… I do remember there were a few vendors there selling obviously 'fake' US soldier Zippo lighters, made to look like they were original from the war… I have a lot of respect for the industrious and very friendly Vietnamese people, having visited many times, but please don't expoit the lives lost for a few bucks.. love to us all 🙂

  • I was a child when Vietnam escalated and a teenager when it ended. I live in small town America. No one spoke with enthusiasm about a war with Vietnam. Never. There were protests against the war in big cities. In the small town, people just wanted it to end and hoped their sons would not be the one to die or be maimed there, for no reason that would benefit anyone. Young men were drafted to go to the war, and that was a huge problem. "Draft dodgers" might run to Canada and shirk the draft. They didn't believe in the war and wanted to live. Others felt that, no matter, you are called to the draft and you should go and do your duty.

    Over 50,000 from America (mostly) men died in Vietnam for nothing (my opinion). Many more were wounded in body, soul, or spirit. The effects are real and linger, but it isn't talked about. I was actually a woman in the US Army for a decade. Vietnam was not a thing that was ever celebrated or even much discussed in that setting. Except to note the combat patches on the veterans who were still serving and silently give some respect to the fact that they were there.

    I was remembering, not long ago, being a little girl in 1968. At school that year, two classmates had brothers in the Army. One day, in the middle of the quiet afternoon of doing schoolwork, one of the little girls started to weep. The teacher asked, "What's wrong?" She replied, "My brother is in Vietnam." That is all she said, but the heartbreak in her, made me almost weep to remember that genuine emotion, fear, heartache. You could have heard a pin drop, as all the kids understood what it meant that he was in Vietnam. A similar situation happened later with the other girl. Her brother was on leave and came to play his guitar to the class–we loved it, he was leaving to go back to Vietnam and she clung to her brother and cried. Nothing was good about the Vietnam war, except the people this country sent there.

  • Paulie Detmurds says:

    On the USA side, the conflict's (war) budget funding was suspended. Thomas Eagleton (Missouri Senator).. There was NO winner.

  • Patricio Murphy says:

    my uncle served 1967 to 1975, with the United States Marine Corp. thank you. i think France was pissing in the villagers’ water supply, then the Central Intelligence Agency, took over and muddled the waters.

  • Fun Size Production says:

    My father was almost drafted in the Vietnam war but I’m 1973 they didn’t call his number cuz the war was coming to a end ✌🏻

  • Remember WWII united all Americans to fight against Nazis, but Vietnam War totally divided our country. Unlike WWII when the whole world had fought against Nazis, Vietnam War was not popular in America. A majority of Americans never heard of the country in 1968. In fact many Americans were not the fans of the Vietnam War. The US had lost the war right from home. People said the War Remnants Museum in Vietnam had been fully financially and politically supported by Chinese Communism government. Wars kill but still millions of civilians have been savagely killed without any war. It's sad to know that approximately 2 million civilians killed in Cambodian genocide under Khmer Rouge Regime. Over 5 million civilians died of starvation from collectivization under catastrophe of Stalinism, over 11 million noncombatants killed by Nazis under Hitler, and now topping the list killing civilians of all time is Chinese Communist government with over 45 million Chinese deaths as a result of Mao Zedong's land reform.

  • Quoc Hung Nguyen says:

    The war is over, the people of Vietnam do not want it to happen again, it only causes pain of loss for both of us, we want in peace, love of all people in the world. THIS

  • Wow…if only South Korean was united by North Korea just like Vietnam, right? South Korea would be so lucky to be as nice and developed as little impoverished Vietnam now if the US had lost and the "Korean people" had won their freedom from the US in the Korea War…according to your simplistic logic and ignorance of geopolitical history.

    The US has troops in South Korea now…the poor South Koreans must suffering under US occupation which bought them security, freedom and economic success provided by American blood and its allies during the Korean Conflict in the early 1950's.

    The Vietnam Conflict was pretty much like the Korean Conflict. The US was there to stop the influence of the "other field of influence"…totalitarian powers like the USSR and China from gaining too much influence and power in the region…just as the US was prepare to defend European nations…your Italy included!

    These regimes are totalitarian dictatorships…not Communists. To consider them as communists is to elevate them to a position of a legitimate "political" idealogy…even one that we oppose. They are Communists in names only because if they were truly communists, then the "people" would be equal, and there would not be the super rich, especially in the government. These regimes are Kleptocracy…they are in power to exploit the people and get rich. They like "Communism" so to use this concept of communism…"the state owns everything"…they control the state…they are the state…they own everything, and can take anything for themselves in the name of the state!!!…how convenient to be in charge in a "communist state". They fought to be in charge of the "MONEY"!!!

    The leaders of these "communist" countries are so rich you would not believe how rich. They develop the country enough to have some growth and stability while sucking whatever they can into their own pockets. They would borrow in the country's name from the IMF to fund developments, and pocket a big share of the loan…and the people end up paying for years. GREAT system, but it ain't communism!

  • Michael Morgan says:

    Agent Orange was a chemical Defoliant ( a weed killer) was used extensively in parts of Vietnam to kill vegetation. Monsanto supplied the agent. It worked well to kill off vegetation, leaving nowhere for the Vietnamese to hide but it harmed humans as well. Some of the effects include cancers, birth defects, Parkinson's disease. Many US veterans exposed also suffer disabilities. A Horrible product. To be clear Michele it wasn't intended to kill and disable people, this was a byproduct of it's use.

  • Excellent video. Very different from what other vloggers posted from their tours of Vietnam. I’m glad to see your subscriber count increasing. You deserve many more.

  • Tomsawyerspit says:

    Hi Michele , Great video . Thank you for showing all of the military equipment. I love tanks . Please don't think I'm sticking up for my country , or making excuses. I believe we are lied to about many things by our governments. I believe we are lied to about the wars our governments wage and don't find the truth out until many years later . For example I'm sure Mussolini did not tell the truth about many things he did . Every country does this . I believe that if the Vietnamese army had the ability to make and use horrible weapons like agent orange against us , they would not have hesitated. Please don't misunderstand me . I hate war and violence , but the one who wins is the one with the biggest gun. They also used horrible things to us also. I think it is important to show and tell the youth and whoever will look and listen about the horrors of war , and hopefully they will all get goosebumps . God Bless us All. Peace

  • I will share your videos with more pals you need more subscribers !!! Just so simple and humble and real please never change once you become famous !!!

    We are subscribed to the personality that you are and we enjoy the fun light hearted content !!!!

  • Michelle, I was at the War Remnants Museum in February on the last day of my trip to Vietnam, the Agent Orange display room and adjacent Arts and Craft room ( made by survivors and descendants of those affected by the Agent Orange) are by far the most heart wrenching and emotional rooms in the entire museum. It should be on every traveler to Vietnam to go to this museum on the first day upon arriving in Vietnam, not on the last day of the trip (as we did) so that the tourist can better understand what Vietnam went through and still going through after 44 years, since the War ended the American War (as it's called in Vietnam). Thank you.

  • yamahonkawazuki says:

    George Santayana
    'Those who do not learn history are doomed to repeat it.' The quote is most likely due to writer and philosopher George Santayana, and in its original form it read, "Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it

  • yamahonkawazuki says:

    Michele if youre ever in illinois in the us, go to wheaton illinois to cantigny park. i used to live nearby you could climb all over the tanks and such.

  • Chris Anne Hoyer says:

    Hello, from California, US. I LOVE your video. My family escaped VN on 4/25/1975, but without my dad, he was executed by the communist men. He was one of a detectives working for the city so they killed a wrong person. My dad was one of nicest man in the world. Kind US Government helped us to escape before the communist moved in on April 30/1975. I bet you the “communist” museum “forgot” to mention they (North communist) killed millions people from the south, including our allies Americans. VN was not civil war. China and the North communists wanted to spread communism throughout South East Asia. The US wanted to stop that spread. I am 😭 so sad. Thank you for sharing this wonderful video.

  • Charlotte Thien says:

    Thank you for sharing your journey . I would never criticize your vlogs . Enjoying from
    SE Georgia, USA 🇺🇸
    My father’s age group went to World War II . My age group were drafted to Army , and went to Vietnam . They suffer now from Agent Orange exposures , as they were down below , while the area was sprayed with the herbicide . The ones that survived , were not only exposed to Agent Orange but , many came back with PTSD . These groups were in their teens , and now in their 70’s .
    You are right , we should do our own research , and decide the reason for the war , just like World War II . I do know that it is better to keep the war out of our own country . 🇺🇸
    Thank you for sharing your journey .

  • At 1.04 is that a scammer trying to get you to step on his picture? I heard they do this in Italy, if you step on the picture, they want you to buy it.

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