Visit War Remnants Museum And Cu Chi Tunnels – Representing Vietnamese History

In Ho Chi Minh City, there are two places that best describe and relive the heroic history of Vietnam, which are the War Remnants Museum and the Cu Chi Tunnels. Here is a wonderful way for you to check out both destinations within just a day.

War Remnants Museum – a gem of Ho Chi Minh City tourism

Located on the premises of the administration of the former US government, the War Remnants Museum displays documents, artifacts and images to emphasize the consequences of the wars that the invading forces have caused in Vietnam.

The museum opened only a few months after Vietnam had gained peace, with the original name being “American-Wei Gallery”. Although there are many exhibits with content about the war against the US, the main goal of the museum is to emphasize the brutality of the war.

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The War Remnants Museum in Ho Chi Minh City

Nowadays, the museum expands its display, with many themes throughout Vietnam's struggle history, from when the Vietnamese fight against French and Japanese until they regained their peace. The main gallery on the ground floor bears the theme of World Supporting Vietnam for the Resistance. This topic somewhat emphasizes the museum's display viewpoint, more or less considered by some international visitors to have a one-sided view of war.

Throughout the museum, there are many exhibitions about the impact of the war on the life and people of Vietnam. These are images and artifacts representing the brutality of the war. Visitors should consider carefully visiting some of the galleries with content that is too painful to travel with young children.

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There are many artifacts displayed at the museum

The garden area has more artifacts on display that are more suitable for children such as the tiger cages (solitary cells) and many American military weapons such as tanks, airplanes and helicopters. There is also plenty of unexploded ordnance on display in the yard.

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Cu Chi Tunnels – famous historical monument

In the past, the tunnel system in Cu Chi was a resistance base, a solid defensive system deep in the ground of our nation during the Indochina War and Vietnam War. Also known as the “underground city” of the Cu Chi land, it not only has a tunnel system like a maze but also a lot of rooms, clinics, kitchens, warehouses, working rooms, etc. steam out the bushes in the forest.

Nowadays, Cu Chi Tunnels is not only a special national monument but also a famous tourist attraction, serving about 20 million domestic and foreign visitors each year. Normally, it will take you about 1 day to explore every corner of this tunnel.

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Going under the tunnels of Cu Chi is quite an experience

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The itinerary of Cu Chi Tunnels - War Remnants Museum Private Tour

The tour shall give you the experience of the bustling city of Ho Chi Minh and the historic outskirts of Cu Chi, as you explore these 2 iconic cities. You can venture to the impressive network of tunnels in Cu Chi, and then make your way to the lively city for a tour of some of its most popular destinations and markets.

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You will begin with a convenient hotel pickup at0 7:45 AM from your guide before making the drive to Cu Chi for the Cu Chi Tunnels - War Remnant Museum Private Tour. Upon your arrival, explore how the Viet Cong lived and fought underground in these intricately constructed tunnels. As you head below the surface you see hidden entrances, traps, bunkers, hospitals, and kitchens.

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Cu Chi Tunnels - the represent of Vietnamese history

At midday stop for a traditional Vietnamese lunch before the drive back to Ho Chi Minh, formerly known as Saigon. Here you have the chance to tour the country's busiest city. Make your first stop at the famed Ben Thanh Market where you can find vendor-lined streets with colorful arrangements of produce and crafts. Take time to buy a few unique items and practice your bargaining skills.

Next, follow your guide to the War Remnants Museum to view the vast collection of wartime images dedicated to journalists and photographers who died during the French and American conflicts.

Tour finish at the Secret Cellar where you can find a historical relic on Saigon commandos’ feat of battle. Nearly three tons of weapons were kept in the cellar by Saigon Commandos to attack the Presidential Palace during the Tet Offensive in 1968. It is one among many untold valuable exhibits that manifest the brilliant feats of the Vietnamese people and army in their fight for national reunification that became true on April 30, 1975.

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Relive the history of Vietnam

After all the exciting time, we drop you back at the hotel. Time to say goodbye to our guide and driver.

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