date  12th Dec 2019 / location Vietnam

Day 39 - Ho Chi Minh City

Day 39 - Ho Chi Minh City

Photo: Banyan Tree in Ly Tu Trong Park

A morning trip to the War Remnants Museum.

Few museums anywhere convey the brutal effects of war on its civilian victims so powerfully. Many of the atrocities documented here were well publicised, but rarely do Westerners hear the victims of US military action tell their own stories. While some displays are one-sided, many of the most disturbing photographs illustrating US atrocities are from US sources, including those of the infamous My Lai Massacre.

An afternoon of trip planning, siestas and eating.

Map: Where we ended up today