War Remnants Museum
Formerly known as the Museum of Chinese and American War Crimes, the War Remnants Museum in Ho Chi Minh stands as a powerful reminder of the brutal effects of war that once plagued the people of Vietnam.
The War Remnants Museum holds an extensive collection of documents, photographs, and films — more than 20,000 items — that tells about the consequences of war to Vietnam and its people. The ambiance in the museum is somber and poignant — even though the exhibit is widely publicised, tourists often get to hear stories of war from Viets who lived to tell their tales. Considered as one of the cultural sights in Vietnam, this attraction is nothing short of compelling — though disturbing, the photos and details of the war in Vietnam found in this museum would surely ignite feelings of admiration and respect for this resilient country.
28 Vo Van Tan, in District 3, Ho Chi Minh City.
Opening Days and Hours
The museum is open daily from 7:30 to 18:00.
Entry Fee and Bookings
Regular entrance fee is VND 40,000 (USD 1.75). A 50% discount is given to war veterans, students, senior war officials. Children under six, war invalids, and war martyrs’ families are free.
How to Get There
- Fly to Ho Chi Minh City via AirAsia, Philippine Airlines, Korean Airlines, and Thai Airlines.
- From the airport, board a taxi or a shuttle to the city centre.
- From the city centre, charter a mototaxi or a taxi to War Remnants Museum.
- Solo travelers/backpackers
- Families with kids
- Groups of friends
Time to Spend
Average time spent in this attraction is between 1 to 2 hours.
Popularity and Best Time to Go
The best time to visit the museum is from 8:00 to 10:30. Tourists start to come in after 11:00.
Restaurants near the War Remnants Museum include Hum Vegetarian Bar and Restaurant, The Crab Shack, Maria Saigon Seafood Restaurant, Ly Club Saigon, and Dong Restaurant.
- Ben Thanh Market
- Independence Palace
- Cu Chi Tunnels
Accommodations near the War Remnants Museum can be availed at rates ranging from USD 25 to USD 120. Options include the Victory Hotel, Novotel Saigon Center, Aristo Saigon Hotel, Muong Thang Saigon Hotel, Vien Dong Hotel, and Sanouva Saigon Hotel.