I never really liked museums. The War Remnants Museum in Saigon had changed my attitude. It contains exhibits relating to the Vietnam War and the first Indochina War involving the French colonialists. Above all, the museum teaches like nothing else that life and peace are too precious to be wasted in complaints about trifles.
Look like school kids at the museum entrance.
You need to stick this onto your shirt after buying the ticket.
The impression is that the wall and the ground are one road.
This room contains stories of the disabled who had managed to overcome their difficutlies.
The power of the disabled. As I was looking at this man without arms and legs, two thoughts came to my mind. First: thank you, all gods and powers, for giving me health! Second, if this had happened to me, would I have kept the same dignity and positive attitude? I really don’t know …
American soldiers refusing to join the army as a sign of protest against the US aggression in Vietnam.
Support of nations across the world.
The role of Calcutta.
Drawing for peace.
Another room portrays the awful effects of Agent Orange.
It’s hard not to start crying.
Agent Orange had also affected other nations.
A boy without arms learning to draw.
A daughter of an American soldier exposed to Agent Orange.
Mother with a blind daughter.
Contributors to the exhibition.
How the exhibition was created.
The drawings of Saigon’s school kids to promote peace.
Let there be peace and friendship among nations.