Virtual visit to the museum of the vestiges of the war in Vietnam in Ho Chi Minh City. We travel with videos and photos of the museum of war relics (Renmants War Museum) Saigon (Vietnam).

War remenant museum Saigon virtual tour

April 30 it is the anniversary of the liberation of Vietnam, or what is the same, the end of the war in Vietnam (1 November 1965 - April 30, 1975).

Throughout the country you can find museums, references, and bibliographies on the Vietnam war and the wars in indochina. In the city of Ho Chi Minh City, the former Saigon, we probably have the best and most comprehensive museum dedicated to the Vietnam war.

For all those who can not scroll to Saigon or for travellers who had no time during your visit to the city, we decided to create this virtual visit to the Museum of the Guerra of Vietnam.



The Museum of the vestiges of the Vietnam War


The Museum of the Guerra of Vietnam in Saigon, or better said, the Museum of the remnants of the Vietnam Guerra (War Remnants Museum), is
located in the heart of Ho Chi Minh City, specifically behind the Reunification Palace Saigon, in the Vo Văn Tần Street no. 28
(see map) .

place is visible and recognizable not only by buses and tourists racking, but because gates that surround the site allow us to see clearly the aircraft, fighters, helicopters, tanks and other machinery of war and heavy artillery exposed on the exterior of the Museum of the war in Vietnam in Saigon.


Time, price and contact details


Museum Open from Monday to Sunday from 7: 30 until 17: 00, it is necessary at least 1 hour and a half to tour the Museum, we recommend arriving no later 15: 00.

The price of the visit are 15.000VND (0.5€) that it allows us to move through all areas of the enclosure completely freeform and can make pictures and videos to our cravings.

To contact the Museum, you can use this number of phone (08) 3930 5153.

Virtual Visit to the Vietnam War museum


Virtual visit to the Museum of the vestiges of the war in Vietnam (War Remnants Museum) is composed of a collection of videos and photos where we will cross the exteriors, the exhibition halls and the 3 floors of the Museum of Saigon Guerra.

Museum admission


At street have museum admission of the Vietnam War. Check unconventional as it seems more access to an open area free entry, but a kindly lady tells us that we must buy a ticket to enter the museum.

The price of admission, which is less than 1€, is largely symbolic, since the function of the museum is to tell the story, the horrors and consequences of war. Visit encouraged, although hard, will not leave indifferent.

Vietnam War Museum
Vietnam War Museum
Museum Box Office Vietnam War
Museum Box Office Vietnam War

Entrance to the Vietnam War museum
Entrance to the Vietnam War museum


Museum Affairs


The most spectacular part of the Museum of the Guerra of Vietnam in Saigon are exteriors. In the grounds of the Museum are exposed machinery of war and heavy artillery that the Viet Cong captured U.S. Army: aircraft, fighters, helicopters, tanks, bombs, anti-aircraft artillery, flamethrower, etc.

Video of the exterior of the Museum

In this video you can see the outside of the Museum of the vestiges of the Vietnam War, which exhibits the war machine and heavy artillery.


Vietnam War museum. Affairs: War Machine

Plan of the grounds of the Museum
Plano outdoor Vietnam War Museum
Plano outdoor Vietnam War Museum

Just enter the grounds of the Vietnam War museum, we have around the yard diverse machinery and artillery.

On the left side of the enclosure is a representation of the conditions of the prisoners of war, the instruments of torture, the methods of torture and interrogation, as well as the aftermath and deaths caused by these practices.

Central outer enclosure half, just opposite the main entrance to the building of the Museum, discusses American helicopters, planes and fighters captured by the Vietcong.

In the right external enclosure wing heavy artillery is exposed used by the U.S. Army: tanks, flamethrowers, excavators bulldozer, anti-aircraft artillery, boats, skates, nests of machine guns, mortars and cannons.

Around the exterior of the building walls of the Vietnam War museum, can be seen fragments of bombs, missiles, rockets, multibarrel, etc.

Accompanying each piece of artillery and war machines, we have a poster explaining with the name, characteristics and uses of this artillery piece during the Vietnam war. The posters are written in Vietnamese and English.


Heavy artillery, aircraft and war machine

These are all pieces of heavy artillery, aircraft and war machines exhibited at the Museum of the vestiges of the Vietnam War (War Remnants Museum in Saigon).

M41 and M48 Tank

The M41 tank is a light tank, fast, with great power of fire, maneuverability and anfibias capabilities. Its interior is somewhat narrow for soldiers Americans, however sat like a glove to the army of the Vietcong.

At the same time the M48 tank, more modern and technology of infrared rays, its interior was home to 4 people instead of the usual 5 crew. As negative point, little autonomy of just 110 kilometers.

M.41 Tank of the Vietnam War
M.41 Tank of the Vietnam War
M.41 Tank
M.41 Tank
Tank front Cañon American M.41
Tank front Cañon American M.41
Tank of the Vietnam War
Tank of the Vietnam War
Tank Museum in the Vietnam War
Tank Museum in the Vietnam War
American M.41 Tank Vietnam
American M.41 Tank Vietnam
M.41 Tank Features
M.41 Tank Features
M48 Tank Features
M48 Tank Features



A1 M132 Armored Flamethrower

The M132 armored tankette is a light tank orugado that during the Vietnam war opened step field, through either by rice fields or areas of rio. It unfolded in the war zone launching from an airplane using a parachute. This vehicle in addition to be able to throw flames more than 175 meters away, was capable of carrying troops.

Flamethrower American Vietnam War
Flamethrower American Vietnam War
Features of the M132 Flamethrower
Features of the M132 Flamethrower
M132 armored personnel of the Vietnam War
M132 armored personnel of the Vietnam War
M132 flamethrower
M132 flamethrower



Excavator bulldozer Bulldozer

The Bulldozer is a type of excavator Dozer used to move land. The shovel is not strong enough to lift the Earth and load it on a truck, which moves the Earth by thrust.
In the Vietnam War was used to clear minefields, open way between the Vietnamese jungle, for construction and also, as a shield for infantry.

Features bulldozer Bulldozer Vietnam War
Features bulldozer Bulldozer Vietnam War
American war Bulldozer Bulldozer
American war Bulldozer Bulldozer
Bulldozer exposed in the Vietnam War Museum
Bulldozer
Excavator bulldozer Bulldozer war
Excavator bulldozer Bulldozer war



CH-47 Chinook Helicopter

The machine's largest war exhibited at the Museum, the CH-47 Chinook helicopter manufactured by Boeing. It is a very versatile helicopter with 2 rotors that was used to transport heavy duty besides soldiers and light infantry. Missions in the war in Vietnam where the CH-47 Chinook helicopter was a key piece, were missions where had to deploy artillery in addition to send supplies to risky positions as well as inacessibles by another mode that wasn't the air.

American Chinook Helicopter War
American Chinook Helicopter War
CH-47 Chinook Helicopter
CH-47 Chinook Helicopter
CH47 helicopter of the Vietnam War
CH47 helicopter of the Vietnam War
Helicopters of the Vietnam War
Helicopters of the Vietnam War
Helicopter display at the Vietnam War museum
Helicopter display at the Vietnam War museum
Features Helicopter CH -47 Chinook
Features Helicopter CH -47 Chinook



Helicopter UH - 1H Huey

Probably the most popular and most recognizable of the Vietnam war helicopter. In the early days of the conflict in Vietnam was used as ambulance and transport of wounded, but gradually their effectiveness to the fight in jungle area was demonstrating. Estimated that in Vietnam were deployed 7000 helicopters UH - 1 H Huey by the American marines.

UH- 1H helicopter of the Vietnam War
UH- 1H helicopter of the Vietnam War
Helicopter gun in the Vietnam War
Helicopter gun in the Vietnam War
Helicopter UH - 1H Features
Helicopter UH - 1H Features
Helicopter UH - 1H Vietnam
Helicopter UH - 1H Vietnam



F- 5

In the exhibition of the Museum of the war we can contemplate the supersonic F-5 aircraft of the American side. A small hunting for 2 crew is designed to ensure that its maintenance and its costs were minimal. Fighters F-5 from the U.S. Army operated mainly from the base located in the city of Danang and conducted operations in the South of Vietnam.

F -5 fighter exhibited in the Vietnam War museum
F -5 fighter exhibited in the Vietnam War museum
Supersonic F -5 U.S. - Vietnam War
Supersonic F -5 U.S. - Vietnam War
F -5 Fighter American Vietnam War
F -5 Fighter American Vietnam War
F- 5 of the Vietnam War
F- 5 of the Vietnam War



Plane Bomber A-1 Skyraider

Manufactured by the company Mc Donnell Douglas A-1 Skyraider bomber is an aircraft with a great war path, which has capacity for a crew-only and up to 15 bombs, ranging from seismic pumps to napalm.
This bomber aircraft attack mode was flying dive. A-1 Skyraider bomber is equipped with a powerful 18-cylinder engine.

Bomber A-1 Skyraider
Bomber A-1 Skyraider
Features bomber A-1 Skyraider
Features bomber A-1 Skyraider



M107 Howitzer

This stunning piece of artillery is a self-propelling Obus Howitzer which is capable of firing projectiles at 33 kilometers of distance. Such range and fire power, gave the name King of the battlefield (the King of the battlefield). During the Vietnam war, more than 150 M107 shells were used on the battlefield.

M107 howitzer used in the Vietnam War
M107 howitzer used in the Vietnam War
King of the Battlefield Vietnam M107
King of the battlefield M107. Vietnam War museum
Vietnam M107 Howitzer Features
Vietnam M107 Howitzer Features



Howitzer

Howitzer is a short-barreled artillery piece used for fires projectiles with a very high trajectory, so when falling, forms a sharp angle.
This kind of shell, allowing firing at a target that is behind an obstacle (curved shot technique).

Howitzer Artillery Vietnam War
Howitzer Artillery Vietnam War
American Howitzer
American Howitzer
Features Howitzer
features Howitzer
Obus Howitzer Vietnam War
Obus Howitzer Vietnam War
Obus of the Vietnam War
Obus of the Vietnam War
Features 105mm Howitzer
Features 105mm Howitzer



Recoilless gun (Recoilless Rifle)

Cannon or rifle recoilless (Recoilless Rifle or RCL,) in English.
They are guns used to shoot ammunition from canon but no retreat, allowing the soldier to mount gun on shoulder and shoot. They were used for firing reencounter heavy artillery, tanks and armored vehicles.
These weapons range from rocket launchers to the cannons that were mounted on a mobile platform.

RCL M40 recoilless gun
RCL M40 recoilless gun
Features RCL M40 rifle
Features RCL M40 rifle
Mortar and rocket launchers
Mortar and rocket launchers
Anti-Aircraft Battery
Anti-Aircraft Battery
launcher
launcher
Anti-aircraft gun
Anti-aircraft gun



Pumps

At the gates of the Museum of the remnants of the Vietnam war we can see a collection of bombs dropped by the Americans on Vietnamese soil. These bombs did not explore or were captured by the Vietcong.

Collection of bombs and missiles exposed, what is most striking is the giant pump seismic BLU-82, dubbed by Americans short margaritas. This pump is capable of clearing and pave an area of jungle to be able to deploy artillery or to allow the takeoff and landing of helicopters.

BLU -82 bomb seismic Vietnam War
BLU -82 bomb seismic Vietnam War
Pumps of the Vietnam War
Pumps of the Vietnam War
Missiles used in the Vietnam War
Missiles used in the Vietnam War
Rocket in the Vietnam War museum
Rocket in the Vietnam War museum
Pumps Exhibition at the Museum of the War of Saigon
Pumps Exhibition at the Museum of the War of Saigon
Pump Features seismic
Pump Features seismic



Tiger Cages prisoners Cells

On the left side of the outside area of the Museum, we have a reconstruction of the internment cells used by the Government of the South of Vietnam to imprison and torture prisoners and political prisoners. These cells were the name of Tiger Cage.

The network of prisons stretched by all the South of Vietnam, where the prison or centre of imprisonment most terrifying was the one located in the Phu Quoc Island, called hell on Earth.

The reconstruction in addition to the atrocities and gruesome torture methods, also exposes events and characters that were held and most of whom died in prison. The few who survived, have terrible consequences.

War Museum: Tiger Cages
War Museum: Tiger Cages
Prison Phu Quoc, Phu Quoc crimes
Prison Phu Quoc, Phu Quoc crimes
Tiger Cages at the Museum of Saigon
Tiger Cages at the Museum of Saigon
Map of prisons in Vietnam
Map of prisons in Vietnam
Map of Saigon prison network
Map of Saigon prison network




Ground floor of the Museum of the vestiges of the Vietnam War

The ground floor of the museum is a prologue to what we will find inside.
The main theme of this part of the Museum are the reactions, braces and consequences of the war in Vietnam. To do so, are exposed photographs, posters and newspaper articles from half the world supporting Communist leaders of Vietnam, condemning the war and also the reactions and phrases most memorable period of history.

Plan of the ground floor of the Vietnam War Museum
Plan of the ground floor of the Vietnam War Museum

This part of the museum is an open space where photographs, posters and other printed materials of war is hanging on the walls of the ground floor. This part of the tour is very educational, but a little bland compared to the rest of the museum.

Entrance to the Museum of the vestiges of the Vietnam War
Entrance to the Museum of the vestiges of the Vietnam War
Propaganda posters and the Vietnam War
Propaganda posters and the Vietnam War
Inside the museum of the vestiges of the Vietnam War
Inside the museum of the vestiges of the Vietnam War
Photo Exhibition of the Vietnam War
Photo Exhibition of the Vietnam War



Videos of the ground floor of the Museum of the vestiges of the Vietnam War

Here you have a video in the form of virtual tour to get an idea of what the exhibition and the museum dedicated to the consequences of war, supports the Vietnamese Communist Party and global reactions to the armed conflict.


Vietnam War museum. First Floor: consequences and reactions to the Vietnam War

First floor of the Vietnam War museum

Once we finish through the ground floor of the Museum, we will have to climb the stairs that lead us to the next part of the visit: the first floor. This place of the Museum of the vestiges of the Guerra of Vietnam is focused on 2 themes:
  • Effects and consequences of the use of Agent Orange on the people
  • Aggression and atrocities committed by the Americans during the war

Plan of the first floor of the Vietnam War Museum
Plan of the first floor of the Vietnam War Museum
Signboard access first floor of the Museum of War
Signboard access first floor of the Museum



Visit and tour of this part of the Museum is very hard, with pictures, testimonials and data that will make it stir is the stomach. Notice that the following images may offend the sensibilities.

Effects of Agent Orange on population

Agent Orange is an herbicide whose main purpose during the Vietnam war was the defoliation of forest areas to allow the advance of troops and American artillery. The reality was that Agent Orange was an very carcinogenic chemical weapon that affected both Vietnamese people and American soldiers.
Worst of Agent Orange are malformations produced in the descendants of the people who have been exposed to this chemical.

Agent Orange swept the forest, natural resources and sources of drinking water, Wells mainly. Between 1961 and 1971, the army of the United States launched about Vietnam more than 44 million liters of Agent Orange and a total of 72 million liters of toxic components. It is estimated that between 2 and 5 million people suffered the direct impact of these chemicals.

The Vietnamese call the Agent Orange Orange venom.

Effects of Agent Orange in Vietnam
Effects of Agent Orange in Vietnam
Effects of Agent Orange on population
Effects of Agent Orange on population
Exhibition photographs of the Vietnam War
Exhibition photographs of the Vietnam War
Malformations caused by Agent Orange
Malformations caused by Agent Orange
Fetus in formaldehyde by Agent Orange
Fetus in formaldehyde by Agent Orange
Exposure of the War Museum in Saigon
Exposure of the War Museum in Saigon
Statistics of chemical agents used in the Vietnam War
Statistics of chemical agents used in the Vietnam War
Sign with the consequences of Agent Orange - Saigon Museum
Sign with the consequences of Agent Orange



Video of the consequences of Agent Orange on population


This is a video recorded at the museum dedicated to the consequences and effects of Agent Orange on the Vietnamese population.


Vietnam War museum. First Floor: Effects of Agent Orange in the population


Attacks and atrocities committed by the Americans

Once we leave behind hard exposure from the effects of Agent Orange on Vietnamese population, we enter into the next part of the visit, on the same floor of the Museum: the aggression carried out by the Americans during the war.

Many of the photographs presented in this part of the visit are very tough, hard-hitting, but certainly it is much more descriptions and captions that accompany each and every one of the graphic display.
Most of this collection of photographs were taken by American photographers who accompanied the army during raids of the war in Vietnam. The stories of photographers accompanying photographs are often chilling.

Undertaken in the Vietnam war, war crimes section has a part dedicated to the My Lai massacre (are My region), where an entire village of nearly 500 people were killed by the U.S. Army.

War Crimes
War Crimes
Map of the slaughter of My Son
Exposure of the War Museum in Saigon
American soldier with remains of Vietnamese soldiers
GI
Barbarism of American soldiers in the war
Barberie of soldiers
Vietnam War Crimes
Vietnam War Crimes
Statistics on victims of the Vietnam War
Statistics victims of war
Matanzas in the Vietnam War
Matanzas in the Vietnam War
Names of the dead and missing Vietnam war
Names of the dead and missing Vietnam war



U.S. Army Armament


As part of the sample of the atrocities and war crimes Americans are exposed much of the weaponry and gear used American army during the 10 years of war. Exposed machine guns, pistols and so on.
A striking part of this area of the Museum, is to see the pistol used by General Nguyen Ngoc Loan in the execution of a member of the Vietcong in the street in 1968. Nguyen Ngoc Loan was Chief of police in Saigon.

Guns of the Vietnam War
Guns of the Vietnam War
Machine guns in the Vietnam War museum
Machine guns in the Vietnam War museum
American weapons used in the Vietnam War
American weapons used in the Vietnam War
American Weapons of the Vietnam War
American Weapons of the Vietnam War
Landmines - War Museum - Saigon
Landmines - War Museum - Saigon
Vietnamese weapons of the Vietnam War
Weapons used in the war
Guns in the museum's exhibition of the Vietnam War
Exhibition of weapons - War Museum
Vietnam ammunition. War Museum
Vietnam ammunition. War Museum
Bullet casings at the Vietnam War museum
Bullet casings at the Vietnam War museum
Gun show at the Vietnam War museum
Gun show at the Vietnam War museum
Exposure of bombs in the war museum in Vietnam
Exposure of bombs in the war museum in Vietnam



Video from the U.S. Army Armament


A video as part of our tour of the museum, to appreciate all the material American Army weapons used in the Vietnam War.


Vietnam War museum. First Floor: Weapons of War

Before and after the War: Vietnam reconstruction

One of the most beautiful Museum parts of the vestiges of the war, and perhaps the only part of the sample that sheds a little light on the horror of war: the reconstruction of Vietnam and the post-war period.

Reconstruction of Vietnam

This is a small sample of pictures where you can see photos of the horror, devastation and death during the 60 and 70 (during the war) and next to that same photo, another photo current that part of Vietnam.
The photos show us the before and after of areas such as Hanoi, Hue, Haiphong, Lang Son, Cu Chi, etc...

Reconstruction of Cu Chi
Cu Chi
Haiphong before and after the Vietnam War
Haiphong
Hanoi before and after the war
Hanoi
Hue before and after the war
Hue
Can Tho Reconstruction after the war
Can Tho
My Lai Reconstruction after the war
my Lai
Reconstruction of Thai Binh (Vietnam) after the war
Thai Binh
Lang Son Reconstruction after War
Lang Son



Second floor of the Vietnam War museum

The second and last floor of the Museum of the remnants of the Vietnam Guerra in Saigon is a sample built with the effects donated by associations American and Veterans of the Vietnam war.
It consists mostly of photographs that show a totally different picture of the Vietnam War which can be seen on the first floor.

Plan of the second floor of the Vietnam War Museum
Plan of the second floor of the Vietnam War Museum

Signboard access to the second floor of the museum
Signboard access to the second floor of the museum
Requiem for Vietnam
Requiem for Vietnam
Soldier Gear Vietnam War
Soldier Gear Vietnam War
Photographs of the Vietnam War
Photographs of the Vietnam War
American medals and decorations of the Vietnam War
American medals and decorations of the Vietnam War
Guns in the museum of the vestiges of the Vietnam War
Guns in the museum of the vestiges of the Vietnam War
Virtual visit to the war museum in Saigon
Virtual visit to the war museum in Saigon
Sample mortars Vietnam War
mortars
Map of major fighting of the war in Vietnam
fights main




Videos Second floor of the Vietnam War museum

Final part of the tour of the museum with two videos on requiem for Vietnam and sample effects and associations donated by American veterans.


Vietnam War museum. Second Floor: effects, photos and U.S. Army equipment


Vietnam War museum. Second Floor: American Weaponry

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