What places should I visit to find stories, remains and relics of the war in Vietnam?
Hello, I'm Anh Chi - Vietnamese. Because I'm living in HCM city - South of Vietnam so I will suggest you to visit these places :
1. War Remnants Museum : 28 Vo Van Tan street, Dist 3 - HCM City. This place is right in central of city. Easy for you to come and visit.
Here is the link you can get some info about this place : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/War_Remnants_Museum_%28Ho_Chi_Minh_City%29
2. The Palace of Independence. This place is also in the central of city and very near by the War Remnants Museum.
Here is the website with info about it : http://www.dinhdoclap.gov.vn/defaulte.aspx?tabid=243&Itemid=656
3. Cu Chi Tunnel. This place is outside and a little bit far from the city. But it is worth for you to take a long way to see
And here is the link for you to get the info : http://www.cuchitunnel.org.vn/
Well, so far that was the places that i think they would be attractive you.
Enjoy your trip and Welcome to Vietnam!!!
Anh Chi almost 9 years ago
Hi Alan. I just spent a month traveling Vietnam and, although seeing war remains wasn't the main focus of my trip, I have a few places I can suggest. First off, I will echo the suggestion to visit the War Remnants Museum in Ho Chi Minh City. It's absolutely fantastic, especially the third floor exhibit of wartime photography. It's probably the only museum I've ever gone back to a second day, and I went back specifically to look at the jaw-dropping photos again.
Outside of that, the citadel at Hue might be interesting to see in light of the intense fighting that went on there. However, evidence of the fighting is minimal and so unless you come with a knowledge of what took place or seek photos demonstrating the action, it's mostly just going to be a ruined palace. Still, the major wartime locale that people visit is quite near to Hue in a town called Danang. It is the jumping-off point for half-day and full-day tours of the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ). I will caution though that I heard it's rather a waste of time, with very little in the way of sites or substance; as a result of those commentaries I didn't go on a DMZ tour, so I can't actually confirm or deny those statements. What I can add, though, is that I've heard that you'll reach a spot and the guide will say, "such and such happened in this field" and, unless you know much about that event, it's pretty meaningless. The flip side, of course, is that if you do know something about the war, it might be a lot more substantive than the negative reviews make it seem.
The last place that I can recall coming across is B-52 Lake in Hanoi. It's a lake where an American B-52 was shot down, crashing into the lake. The crushed plane is still visible sticking up out of the water-- google it!
Hope that helps a bit. almost 9 years ago