The War Remnants Museum

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Disfigured by chemical warfare

In the spirit of S-21 and The Killing Fields, SE Asia also offers another tourist attraction documenting man's inhumanity to man: The War Remnants Museum in Saigon City, Vietnam.

Over 3 million Vietnamese died in the American War (known to us as the Vietnam War). Over two million of those were civilians, butchered in unimaginable ways with bombs, bullets, tanks, fire & toxic chemicals so that Communism could be suppressed in the region.

Dioxin is one of the most toxic substances known to mankind. 85 grams is enough to kill everyone in a city of 8 million people. America dropped 100 million litres of toxic agents on Vietnam, containing some 170 kilograms of dioxin.

As well as some of the weaponry used in the conflict, the museum contains a photo exhibit which provides graphic testament to the atrocities perpetrated here.

Neither this place, nor the photos in this entry are for the squeamish.

worldcitizen says:
Places like these are not easy to deal with, but I think everyone should go to places like this to really understand the effects of war, rather than view it from a distance as much of us do in the western world....
Posted on: Aug 26, 2008
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