The War Remnants Museum in Ho Chi Minh City has been named one of the top 10 museums in the world by travel website TripAdvisor. The museum is the only one in Asia to make the list.
The winners of TripAdvisor’s 2018 Travelers Choice Awards for Museums is determined by algorithmic ranking, based on the quantity and quality of reviews and ratings for museums worldwide. Musee d’Orsay in Paris tops the list followed by the National 9/11 Memorial & Museum and the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, the British Museum in London, and Prado National Museum in Madrid.
Founded in 1975, the War Remnants Museum is a museum for the thematic research, collection, storage, preservation, and display of the materials, photographs, artefacts and evidence of wartime consequences faced by Vietnam. The museum houses more than 20,000 documents, exhibits and films, of which more than 1,500 items have been on display at eight exhibitions frequently. It is one of the most visited sites in the city.