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War Remnants Museum in Vietnam among world’s best ones

Updated at Monday, 10 Sep 2018, 08:20
The Hanoitimes - TripAdvisor has announced its list of the top 10 museums in the world, and the War Remnants Museum in Ho Chi Minh City is on it.
The War Remnants Museum in Ho Chi Minh City has been named among the top 10 museums in the world, according to a list released by TripAdvisor, a US travel and restaurant website company.
War Remnants Museum in Ho Chi Minh City.
The War Remnants Museum in Ho Chi Minh City.
“The Vietnam War is examined at this powerful museum in Ho Chi Minh City, through often disturbing images and objects including a guillotine, brought to Vietnam by the French,” TripAdvisor wrote.
War Remnants Museum first opened to the public in 1975. Once known as the “Museum of American War Crimes”, it's a shocking reminder of the long and brutal Vietnam War. Graphic photographs and American military equipment are on display. There's a helicopter with rocket launchers, a tank, a fighter plane, a single-seater attack aircraft.
It has more than 20,000 artifacts, images and documentaries that relive the atrocities, including war crimes perpetrated by colonial and imperial forces, and millions of Vietnamese suffer the consequences until today.
Musée d’Orsay (Paris, France) tops the list, followed by the National 9/11 Museum and Memorial (New York City, US), the Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York City, US), The British Museum (London, UK), Prado National Museum (Madrid, Spain), etc.
Ho Chi Minh City attracted nearly 4.4 million foreign visitors in the first seven months of 2018, according to the municipal Tourism Department.
In 2018, the city’s Tourism Department plans to complete a tourism development strategy which identifies key tourism products and markets to better serve the demands of both domestic and foreign visitors. The southern metropolis is expected to receive 7.5 million foreign visitors this year.
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