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China Aviation Museum, Beijing

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#10 of 99 in Museums in Beijing
See the rich collection of aircraft and weapons at China Aviation Museum, with one section located in the caves of Datangshan Mountain, which was once used as a underground bunker system. Walk or rent an electric cart to explore the three sections. In the cavern exhibition hall, trace the development of aviation, with exhibits displaying modern high-speed and high-altitude fighter planes. Relax by the lake at the open-air exhibition area and admire the tributes to military heroes. In the integrated hall, see a range of fascinating photographs, as well as more aircrafts. Try riding a plane in the simulator and take Mao’s special plane tour at the museum, which offers information boards with brief English explanations. To find out how to plan a trip to Beijing, use our trip itinerary maker.
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  • The first thing to mention is that it is a long way out of town and I suspect public transport would be difficult. You can get a taxi there, but you will have to get your driver to wait for your retur...  more »
  • Although the main hall decoration is not open, but the experience was good today. The blue of the sky, lots of outdoor exhibits, including all kinds of aircraft and missiles and anti-aircraft guns, children very happy
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  • It was interesting walking through what is essentially a boneyard. Maybe we were unlucky, but on day we visited all the exhibitions were closed including the Cavern. Many of the buildings had clearly ...  more »
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  • More air planes then I've seen in my life. Also possible to jump into one. Highly recommended museum!
  • By organization and upkeep, it's not on par with other major established museums in the US, UK or Russia, but it does have some rare exhibits - well, where else can boast that they've a Mi-6 and a D-21 (alas as wreckage, because it was found crashed back then) all within the same compound? Especially the latter, it's the only one outside the US. By my memory, they actually have plenty more other stuff still sit in storage, and have been slowly restoring some for display. Given the size of the compound, it can accommodate more exhibits. Now, if only they can restore more of their exhibits into better condition...
  • Please take Bus No. 912 at Andingmen station, and get off at the gate of Aviation Museum directly.
  • Is an awesome place, this museum include many aircrafts, especially you can see many old fighters during СССР era. I will highly recommand this place for an aeronautical fans.
  • Its great to be able to get as close as you want to so many aircraft, bombs and missiles.

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