Visitors to Ho Chi Minh City should undoubtedly take the opportunity to visit the well-known War Remnants Museum. Travellers desiring luxury accommodation Ho Chi Minh City offers will find an attractive hotel in the Somerset Chancellor Court Ho Chi Minh City. This appealing accommodation offers well-furnished rooms and an array of modern amenities.
The War Remnants Museum is an attraction which is popular amongst tourists from overseas. This remarkable institution details in no uncertain manner the cruelty of war as well as the fate of innumerable civilians who are caught in the crossfire. A considerable proportion of the exhibits found here have been previously publicised, but visitors to this museum will be able to hear the individual stories of victims of American military offensives. Additionally the visitor will find accounts of French and South Vietnamese atrocities in this nation. Although you will not find information on the actions of Vietnamese Communist forces during the war, the visitor will be surprised, and probably appalled by the images on display.
You will find plenty of American military hardware on display, including pieces of artillery, armoured vehicles, light weapons and bombs. Another section of the museum is reserved for depictions of the infamous South Vietnamese and French prisons, with illustrations of the cruel cages which were used to confine Viet Cong (Communist) prisoners. You will also see a typical French guillotine which was used to execute North Vietnamese.
On the bottom floor of the museum the visitor will see a selection of photographs and posters depicting scenes from the anti-war protests around the world. These scenes are a pleasant contrast from the gruesome displays above. It is said that even proponents of the war are horrified and appalled by images of the victims, including young children, of American napalming and bombing. Overall this museum is a strong and effective statement against the horrors and misery caused by modern warfare and its attendant evils.
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