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Although Vietnam shouldn’t be remembered as little more than a battlefield, it’s significantly important to remember the heroic deeds and horrific tragedies that occurred here so that they may never happen again. This is the intent of the War Remnants Museum, a museum for peace in Ho Chi Minh City. Built on the former site of an ancient Buddhist pagoda that was occupied and gradually destroyed by French forces, the Museum is dedicated to researching, collecting, preserving, and displaying documents, pictures, and artifacts that serve as testaments to the crimes that invaders committed on Vietnamese soil. Through its activities, the Museum spreads awareness about the free and independent Vietnamese spirit, the unwillingness to bend to enemies’ wills, and the commitment to protecting international peace and unity. Over 20,000 documents, artifacts, and films are housed at the Museum, of which 1,500 are featured in eight regular exhibitions. The facilities also include reconstructions of the “tiger cages” prison cells at Con Dao and Phu Quoc prisons and wax statues of the patriots who suffered there.

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Diep Van

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Specialties: Culture, landscape, portrait, hiking, active and adventurous tour

Besides my unlimited passion for traveling, a professional tour guide for over a decade, I have been taking photographs since sitting at Hanoi of the University of Culture in the early 2000s. Photography started as a hobby but it was seriously taken due to my work relations and my significant passion for the beauty of our world, especially in Southeast Asian parts such as Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia, and Myanmar.

Within a few years of taking photographs, my works began to be recognized by many reliable international publications such as AFAR Travel, The Times, and The Daily Telegraph newspaper. In addition, I continuously add to my growing profile by winning numerous major awards: 3rd Position of The Independent Photographer 2018, 1st Position of Amateur Photographer of the year 2018, Grand Prize Winner of the AFAR Travel Photography 2019, and a Gold Award of San Francisco Bay International Photography 2020.

I photograph a wide variety of subjects, from travel to landscapes to street scenes. I enjoy documenting the East’s rich cultural heritage and its land soaked in glorious sunrise or sunset light in remote and secluded spots. And, I am very happy to share my knowledge and experience with you. You can visit Luminousvietnamtour to explore tour!


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