Upon our return from Cu Chi and lunch we went on a city tour of Ho Chi Minh where we visited the War Remnants Museum or History Museum before a visit to the Re-unification Palace and some of the other major sights such as the Old Saigon Post Office, Notre Dame Cathedral and Ben Tanh Market for some last minute shopping.
The War Remnants Museum was the highlight of my trip to Vietnam. It is a museum and contains exhibits relating to the Vietnam War, you can even see tanks, planes and helicopters which were used during the war. It is an eye- opener and not for the faint hearted. There are real images and photographs taken by 134 war reporters who were killed during the war, photos depicting the heartbreaking reality of the victims of the war. We also saw people who were born after the war but who have birth defects due to Agent Orange and dioxin. That was hectic to see and I felt very emotional after leaving this museum. It was upsetting to see the atrocities of war and its aftermath. A positive is you can witness the strength and resilience of the Vietnamese during the war. Such an emotionally draining place to visit but so worth it and must not be missed.