Hue Provincial Museum - military exhibit - review by Rusty Compass
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Hue Provincial Museum - military exhibit

| 17 Nov 2011
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Hue Provincial Museum - military exhibit
3 Le Truc St, Hue
0800 - 1700
50,000VND

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17 Nov 2011

Close by the citadel in an impressive setting, the provincial museum's military exhibit will be of interest to those seeking more insight into Hue's crucial role in the Vietnam War - especially the 1968 Battle of Hue. The collection is disappointing however and English language captions are limited.

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Hue Museum's military collection is part of a lacklustre display of provincial exhibits. It doesn’t go close to doing justice to the city’s tragic wartime story but will still be a worthwhile stop for those with a special interest in the conflict. It is set in impressive imperial era grounds adjacent to the citadel with some heavy duty military hardware from both sides of the conflict on display.

Inside, the museum houses a collection of photos, smaller weapons and other war era items. English language captions are limited and wider context including information on the 1968 Tet Offensive in Hue is sparse.

Those with a particular fascination with the war will find the museum interesting if disappointing.
Mark Bowyer
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