1. Overview about Vietnam War Museum Ho Chi Minh

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Vietnam War Museum Ho Chi Minh was established on September 4, 1975, currently a member of the system of Vietnam Museums, Museums for World Peace and International Council of Museums (ICOM). The museum specializes in researching, collecting, preserving and displaying evidence of crimes and consequences of the invasion wars in Vietnam. Thereby, the Museum calls on the public to raise their awareness against unjust wars, to protect peace and the solidarity and friendship among peoples of countries around the world.

Vietnam War Museum Ho Chi Minh has entered the top 25 most beautiful museums in the world, as announced by a famous travel website. This is a destination that many people consider not to be missed when visiting the city. Domestic and foreign tourists coming here can deeply feel about the Vietnam War and its consequences.

– The museum exhibits a variety of relics and pictures of the US-wartime Wei’s atrocities, with the following themes: mass murder, the use of poisonous chemicals, torture, incarceration, and war to overthrow the North.

Artifacts such as airplanes, cannons, tanks, guillotines and two compartmentstiger cages” were built to the same size as those in Con Dao prison. There are galleries about: Southwest border war, Northern border defense war, Truong Sa archipelago issue, conspiracy of enemy forces.

  • Address: 28 Vo Van Tan, Ward 6, District 3
  • Opening Hours: 7:30 am to 6 pm
  • Ticket Price: For Vietnamese People 2 000 VND/person, For Foreign Tourists 15 000 VND/person


For subjects who are armed forces, veterans, students, and senior officials, ticket prices will be reduced from 50 to 100%. Free for wounded soldiers, families of martyrs, people with meritorious services to the country, children under 6 years old and children in remote areas.

2. How to move to Vietnam War Museum Ho Chi Minh

  • Plane: For tourists traveling from Hanoi or Da Nang area, it is most convenient to go by plane to Saigon, then take a taxi or motorbike taxi to the museum for about 50 000 – 60 000 VND.
  • Coach: Tourists can also take a coach from Hanoi, central provinces or nearby to Saigon bus station and take a motorbike taxi to the war remnants museum.
  • Bus: From the Eastern bus station, visitors can take route 14 or from Ben Thanh market with bus route 28 or from Cho Lon bus station with bus route 06 passing through the museum.
  • Taxi: If tourists have already traveled to Saigon and want to visit the Vietnam War Museum Ho Chi Minh, they can follow Cong Hoa Street for about 18 minutes or Truong Chinh and Cach Mang Thang Tam streets for about 22 minutes to reach the museum.What does the Vietnam War Remnants Museum have? 

The Vietnam War Museum Ho Chi Minh is very large and divided into many different zones. Therefore, visitors need to carefully study the museum map and choose the sightseeing areas that best suit their schedule. Below is a detailed map of the museum that visitors can refer to.

2.1. Ground floor area

The ground floor area includes a multi-purpose room, The World Supports Vietnam room, Temporary Exhibitions room and Open-air Exhibition room. Here, there is also a gallery of tiger cages – which was a miniature prison that used to hold revolutionary soldiers in Con Dao. Visiting this area, visitors will be able to witness firsthand the brutal torture of the US imperialists towards our communist soldiers. In addition, the first floor area is also a place to display wartime artifacts such as tanks, planes, cannons

2.2. First Floor

The first floor includes the Agent Orange Consequences Through Children’s Paintings, the Agent Orange Effects, the War Crimes of Aggression and the Conference Room. This is a place to visit and take pictures with stories about Agent Orange patients or the Vietnam war world. All artifacts are displayed in glass cases. Currently, the museum is displaying about 20 000 artifacts and important documents to attract visitors.

2.3. Second Floor

The second floor includes The Historical Truths, Requiem (Photo Collection of War Correspondents Died in Action in Indochina), Vietnam – War and Peace (Collection of Documentary Pictures of Japanese Photographer Ishikawa Bunyo), Agent Orange During The Vietnam War (Collection of Documentary pictures of Japanese Photographer Goro Nakamura) and White Doves (Children’s education Chamber).

3. Some notes when visiting Vietnam War Museum Ho Chi Minh

Visitors should also know some of the following notes when visiting the Vietnam War Museum Ho Chi Minh:

  • If going on weekends or Tet holidays, visitors should arrange an early departure time to avoid wasting time queuing to buy tickets.
  • Because the museum has quite a large space, visitors should go in the morning to visit more.
  • Do not arbitrarily touch the artifacts in the museum.
  • Do not take pictures in areas with signs in the museum premises.
  • Visitors can hire a guide to be introduced to the museum in detail.
  • For groups or students, it is necessary to contact the museum in advance to buy tickets in advance.
  • Combine visiting famous places near the museum such as: Turtle Lake, Le Thi Rieng park
  • Address of delicious restaurants near the museum: Quan Thuc Coffee, Dong restaurant,…

4. Conclusion

Vietnam War Museum Ho Chi Minh is an ideal place to visit that visitors should not miss when coming to Ho Chi Minh City. This place is known as one of the 25 most beautiful museums in the world, and is also a historical testament to the bravery and resilience of the Vietnamese people. If guests need any more detailed information, please contact Metta Voyage immediately!

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