War museums and monuments in Vietnam: Wikis

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There are numerous war museums, memorials and monuments in Vietnam, this page presents a partial list of museums and monuments relating to the First Indochina War and the Second Indochina War.

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Ap Bac

A small museum in the hamlet of Ap Bac (10°26′17.23″N 106°11′45.42″E / 10.4381194°N 106.19595°E / 10.4381194; 106.19595) commemorates the Battle of Ap Bac in January 1963. A monument shows Viet Cong forces shooting down helicopters and destroying armoured vehicles. Items on display include an M101 howitzer, M113 armoured personnel carrier and a UH-1H Huey

Ben Hai river

A peace and unification monument stands on the north side of the Ben Hai River which formed the eastern end of the Vietnamese Demilitarized Zone.

Bien Hoa

Camp Carroll

Côn Sơn Island

Cu Chi

Dak To

In the middle of town is a war memorial commemorating the capture of Dak To on 24 April 1972 during the Easter Offensive, together with a T-54 tank and a ZSU-57-2 anti-aircraft gun.

Danang

The 5th Military Division museum is located at No 1 Duy Tan Street, opening hours are from 07:30 to 11:00 and from 13:30 to 16:00[1]. Items on display include a 100 mm field gun M1944 (BS-3), A-37 Dragonfly, BLU-82 Daisy Cutter bomb, Cessna O-1 Bird Dog, M8 Greyhound armoured car, M-46 130mm cannon, M48 Patton A3 tank, M101 howitzer, M102 howitzer, M107 Self-Propelled Gun, M113 armoured personnel carrier, M114 155 mm howitzer, M116 howitzer, M-160 160mm mortar, M1939 37mm antiaircraft gun, 2 MiG-21s,P-15 Termit antiship missile, SA-2 Guideline SAM, T-34/85 and a Toyota pickup mounting a recoilless rifle used in Cambodia

Dien Bien Phu

Monuments are located on all major sites of the Battle of Dien Bien Phu, including:

  • The bunker of General Christian de Castries.
  • Military museum with assorted weaponry used by the French colonial forces and the Viet Minh.
  • The French hill strongpoints all have Viet Minh monuments.
  • French memorial to approximately 10,000 French colonial troops who died in the battle and in captivity
  • Two large Viet Minh cemeteries, one in the center of town adjacent to strongpoint Eliane 2 and the other north of the town adjacent to strongpoint Gabrielle

Hanoi

  • B-52 lake or May Bay B52 is located just south of the West Lake along Hoang Hoa Tham Rd, more a rather large pond it contains wreckage of a B-52 Stratofortress shot down on 19 December 1972 during Operation Linebacker II

Hội An

Hue

The Hue Museum is located on 23 Thang 8 between Doan Thi Diem Street and Dinh Tien Hoang at the southeast corner of the Citadel. Items on display include an M42 Duster, M48 Patton tank, M88 Recovery Vehicle, M113 armoured personnel carrier, Cadillac-Gage V-100 armoured car and M107 Self-Propelled Gun. Inside the museum are various small arms and the PAVN version of the Battle of Huế, the Massacre at Huế is not mentioned.

Khe Sanh

  • There is a small museum on the site of the old Khe Sanh Combat Base. Items on display include a Bell UH-1H Huey, Boeing CH-47 Chinook, M41 Walker Bulldog tank and artillery pieces. On display in the museum are various small arms together with photos from the battles around Khe Sanh and also Operation Lam Son 719.

Lang Vei

A PT-76 light amphibious tank sits on a pedestal adjacent to Highway 9 to commemorate the PAVN victory in the Battle of Lang Vei.

Long Binh/ Thu Duc

Long Tan/Long Thành

  • A cross in a rubber plantation serves as a memorial for the Australian and Vietnamese dead in the Battle of Long Tần. This is one of the few memorials to Free World troops in Vietnam as most monuments in South Vietnam were destroyed following the North Vietnamese victory in 1975.

Mang Yang

On Route 19 between the villages of An Thanh (west of An Khe) and Ha Ra (east of Pleiku) is the location of the Battle of Mang Yang Pass. A French cemetery is located off Route 19 (14°2′40.44″N 108°26′5.59″E / 14.0445667°N 108.4348861°E / 14.0445667; 108.4348861).

My Tho/Vinh Long

Military museum of My Tho. Items on display include an A-37 Dragonfly, F-5A Freedom Fighter, M41 Walker Bulldog tank, UH-1H Huey.

Phan Tiet

Military museum is located on Hai Thuong Lan Hong. Items on display include M101 howitzer, M107 Self-Propelled Gun, UH-1H Huey

Phu Loi

The Phu Loi Prison for Viet Minh prisoners and later opponents of the Ngo Dinh Diem government is now a museum.(10°59′27.11″N 106°40′54.08″E / 10.9908639°N 106.6816889°E / 10.9908639; 106.6816889). Little remains of the airfield built by the Japanese in the Second World War and subsequently used by U.S. Army aviation units during the Vietnam War.

Saigon

  • Reunification Palace
  • Former US Embassy, Saigon Tet Offensive memorials. A memorial on Le Duan Boulevard commemorates the members of the Vietcong C-10 Sapper Battalion who blew a hole in the wall of the US Embassy and gained access to the Embassy grounds on the morning of 31 January 1968. Inside the grounds of the now US Consulate is a plaque commemorating the US Marine guard and the 4 MPs who were killed defending the Embassy[3], the plaque is a replacement for the original which was left at the Embassy during the Fall of Saigon and was subsequently on display at the War Remnants Museum (Ho Chi Minh City) before disappearing[4].

Tay Ninh

M41 Walker Bulldog tank, Cadillac-Gage V-100 armoured car and M113 armoured personnel carrier.

Truong Son Cemetery

Truong Son Cemetery or Nghia Trang Truong Son is located on Highway 15 near the village of Ben Tat, northwest of Dong Ha (16°57′16.92″N 106°57′13.50″E / 16.9547°N 106.95375°E / 16.9547; 106.95375). It contains the graves of PAVN soldiers killed on the DMZ and on the Ho Chi Minh Trail.

Vinh Moc

Vung Tau

Xuan Loc

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