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History Comes Alive at These War Memorials in Vietnam – Learn about one of the World's Most Definitive Wars

Vietnam is a wondrous nation with much tropical splendour to explore. It is also a country with a lot of history, particularly the famous Vietnam War which changed the nature of warfare forever.


Con Dao Museum (Con Son)

The area where this museum is situated, Con Dao, is widely regarded as a place where heroes lived and died. With a visit to this place, one can discover a great deal about all the brave men and women that fought against invaders, and the atrocities they suffered during this extremely dark period in the country's history. The museum is quite new, since it opened its doors towards the end of 2013. The Con Dao Museum features an exhibition room, various documents, and a multitude of artefacts to be examined. There's a small section devoted to Vo Thi Sau, who was a brave heroine that sacrificed her life for the country.


Ho Chi Minh Museum

Despite being called the Ho Chi Minh Museum, this is actually located in Hanoi, and is one of the biggest museums in Vietnam. This museum boasts four storeys in total within a building that is more than twenty metres in height with the resemblance of a blossoming lotus. This is also one of the most popular and frequented museums in the country, so if you're in the area, be sure to give it a visit. The exhibition area alone within the museum contains more than a hundred thousand artefacts in a space that measures four-thousand square-feet.


Museum of Vietnamese History

This is the first museum of Vietnam and is still the largest. If you're on a vacation in Vietnam and staying in nearby service apartments in Ho Chi Minh such as the likes of Somerset Vista Ho Chi Minh City. The extravagant building that houses the museum was designed by a French Architect, and was constructed within a span of two years, from 1926 to 1928. During the early years the museum showcased just fewer than three thousand artefacts but currently boasts more than thirty-two thousand from Vietnam as well as nearby Asian countries. In addition to wartime memorabilia, this museum has objects ranging from the Stone Age and across the various ancient dynasties and cultures.


The War Remnants Museum

Also located in Ho Chi Minh City, this is one of the most notable war museums in Vietnam, and is incredibly popular with locals and tourists alike. The War Remnants Museum is particularly renowned for its 'tiger cage' exhibit, which showcases the most brutal methods of imprisonment used by American military forces. This museum is also rather large, and features three floors. This is one of the best places to see the various machines that were used in warfare, such as tanks and planes. These you will find on the 1st and 2nd floors, along with the museum's collection of bombs, artillery and guns. There's also a notable souvenir shop in the museum where guests can obtain a variety of local goods and mementos of their journey.

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