My Lai Massacre - Son My Memorial

My Lai Massacre - Son My Memorial

My Lai Massacre - Son My Memorial
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Alexander Lewis
London, UK56 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023 • Solo
I’m afraid this place has been let go which I think is bad. Empty with just workers and a lot of mess. The exhibition has been stripped back. The War Remnants Museum was far better as bringing the story across although the village is moving in its preservation. But sad to see such an important monument in such a neglected state.
Written 14 January 2023
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Feng Duong
Hanoi, Vietnam1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022 • Solo
This place remembered us about war, and never can forget it. Everything about this place is good, clean, quite and peace.
Written 5 May 2022
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grandpop60
Cambridgeshire, UK2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020
This place is well worth visiting, very sad, and very anti americans, calling them murderers. It cost just 20,000 entrance.
Written 10 March 2020
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Houziwang
Denby Dale, UK54 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Family
We made a special trip from Danang to visit this place. I’m interested in history and to anyone with any knowledge of the Vietnam Was this place is infamous. From Danang it was around 3 hours drive. We hired a car as this was considerably cheaper than going on a tour as a family of 5.

The centrepiece of the museum building is a wall listing the names of the 500+ who were killed at My Lai. Around the museum are the famous photos taken by an army photographer (on his private camera) that first alerted the world to the massacre. For this part of the trip we asked our children (12 and 8) to sit outside.

Outside the museum building is a powerful monument depicting scenes from the massacre. To the left of the monument is the My Lai hamlet itself which includes an outline of where the destroyed houses once stood. There is also recreation of a traditional style house.

There are a number of information boards around the area giving the names of those who died and also identifying an innocuous looking ditch as the site of a mass murder of civilians.

It was a very sobering visit, the surrounding countryside is beautiful and, as we gazed through a fence to the rice fields in the distance, it was very hard to imagine helicopters landing in those same fields all those years ago and the death they brought with them.
Written 20 February 2020
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Sander v
Eindhoven, The Netherlands70 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019 • Friends
Anybody who has a slight interest in the history of Vietnam should not ignore what happened in Mi Lai and visit this site. Although completely wiped out, one can see some remnants of the original village. The park seems a little too abundant. Be aware, reading the ages of the victims comes in hard. Prepare yourself reading into this tragedy. The site can be visited in roughly one hour.
Written 7 August 2019
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Multiple_Sarcasms
Bengaluru, India144 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2018 • Couples
You need to know where you are coming from to know where you are going.

This is what I believe, and I am a huge history buff, so I had to come here to pay respects to the departed and to see the monument with my own eyes.

We made a 3 hour drive one way from Hoi an to the memorial.

Surprisingly there was no other visitors apart from me and my wife.

I was expecting lots of people.

The site is very well maintained, and has a eerie silence about the whole area.

Read up before you visit the site, if you are unfamiliar about it.

Note - Take a Cab, because if you go yourself, you will definitely get lost in trying to find the site, due to lack of sign boards, or just use the google map. (Not sure if the location is correct, my driver had to ask locals)

I would definitely recommend everyone to visit this site.
Written 23 December 2018
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Sudesh
Matara, Sri Lanka1,302 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2018 • Friends
I heard about war in Vietnam, but I understood what victim was it. Must see if you around
20K VND per head
Near has people buried land also that you can visit
Written 27 October 2018
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None of Your Biz
Canada818 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2018 • Solo
The memorial site is a 20 min ride from Quang Ngai. Entrance is 20,000 VND.

As of October 8, 2018, the Google Maps location for Son My Memorial is WRONG.
To get there, look for Son My Vestige Site, that will get you to the correct spot.

I was surprised when I finally got to the site at noon. I expected to find myself amongst tour buses loaded full of Americans.

The site has about 2-3 people working the ticket office and the coffee stand (they sell cigarettes), but I was shocked to find that I was the ONLY VISITOR in the entire complex.

I've been to Guernica in Spain, Ypres in Belgium, Vimy Ridge in France, but no-where did the memorial bring to life the TERROR as vividly as here in My Lai. If there had been the sound of helicopter blades, I'd run away in terror.

Those army-boot and children's foot prints still give me the creeps, as does The Ditch.

Atrocities like this should NEVER be forgotten, especially in the kind of world that we're slipping into, namely where some side want to not use the term Massacre by call this the "My Lai Incident" instead.
Written 8 October 2018
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stoffel1953
Hobscheid, Luxembourg123 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2018 • Couples
One of the ABSOLUTELY WANTED visits of our private travel programme to Vietnam was the Son My (My Lai) massacre memorial... Vietnamese side claims 504 victims, American side only admits 347 victims in one of many horrible massacres of civilians committed during Vietnam war... The dignity of the memorial left us speachless and thinkful about what war is capable to bring men to committ such atrocities... Having previously read and researched about this terrible and useless “detail of war”, we were astonished that ONE NAME is missing (or consciously ignored ?) on the whole scenery of the memorial...: The name of a high ranking American military and politician under George W. Bush’s “regency” at the time of 9/11 and subsequent wars... Not directly implicated in the massacre itself, this person participated in the american-side investigation of the massacre and somehow participated to hide and mask the massacre in a first time to public opinion until it became unavoidable to keep it secret...
Written 9 September 2018
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Kristina D
Zagreb, Croatia35 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2018 • Couples
It doesn't matter if you are historian or you are just familliar with some facts, this is a place that people traveling to central Vietnam should see.It is a place where one of the worse episodes in human history happened and should never happened again. Some sites like this you can find in Europe also, and that is why we, as Europeans, and from country that was in war too, could understand what happend in My Lai. It hurts, it is sad. The museum provides ample photos and exhibits to explain this injustice and war crime.
Written 15 August 2018
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