HCMC's War Remnants Museum is not for the faint-hearted as it houses provocative displays of weapons and photographs. Established in 1975, the War Remnants Museum focuses on remnants including U.S. armoured vehicles, a fighter jet, a tank, bombs, infantry weapons and the last guillotine used in Vietnam. Located in Saigon's District 3, the War Remnants Museum makes for an enlightening if somewhat uncomfortable experience. For more background on recent Vietnamese History, view our Vietnam History page.
Half a million visitors peruse the exhibits of Saigon's War Remnants Museum each year. Of those, two-thirds are foreigners. Reactions vary among people who tour the museum. Its displays are sure to arouse strong opinions and feelings in everyone, no matter what political ideology one subscribes to. Military equipment includes Huey helicopters, a BLU-82 'Daisy Cutter' bomb and M48 Patton tank. Also on display are pieces of unexploded ordnance (UXO) and harrowing photographs that show the brutality and effects of war.