Coming to Hue, tourists can not only visit the tomb of Hue monument but also visit and learn about Hue history, culture and people through the system of museums. In which, the War Remnants Museum of Hue is an interesting place to visit – a place that preserves and displays many precious documents and artifacts about the war. The following article will introduce more details about this historic place to visit.
Hue War Remnants Museum is a meaningful place to visit
Why does the War Remnants Museum attract many visitors?
Opened in 1975, just a few months after the liberation, the War Remnants Museum is one of the most popular attractions in Hue. Laid out in 8 themed rooms are different aspects of the war from imprisonment, to chemical warfare and military might. In the grounds, there are military equipment, weaponry, and aircraft on display including fighter planes, helicopters, and tanks. Some of the exhibits are shockingly gruesome, explicit photos and prisoner cages detail a war-torn history. This is the story of the Vietnam War told from the other side which mixes the atrocities of war with the reality of military hardware. A lesson of war Vietnamese Wars possibly the only thing in the mind of foreigners before coming to this nation. Though the country has changed itself and the prejudice has somehow been replaced by a new modern developing image, it’s crucial for tourists to look at the war from a different perspective. And this famous museum is where they can transform an ordinary visit to an intellectual yet remarkable trip.
The pictures of war make visitors feel touched
Pictures of war on display in the museum leave many feelings for visitors
Nowadays, the museum functions as a place to display devastation of the war between 2 countries from 1961 to 1975. It comprises several buildings storing military equipment, as well as disturbing photographs about the traumatizing consequences of Agent Orange, napalm and phosphorus bombs. There are also pictures about atrocities such as My Lai massacre, a guillotine used by the Southern Government of Vietnam. In addition, last but not least three jars of deformed human features indicating haunting effects of the war on the next generations. A number of unexploded ordnances are stored in the corner of the yard, seemingly with their charges removed. Not only does the museum illustrate a phase of painful history, but it also tells unknown stories about war to people, especially to Westerners. Many preceding travelers have failed to hold their tears in front of the pictures here.
Vietnam War Remnants Museum is the only Asian representative to attend. Visit the museum to add love to our country. Vietnam tours should have meaningful museum tours like this.