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China Aviation Museum, Beijing

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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. Add China Aviation Museum and other attractions to your Beijing trip itinerary using our Beijing family vacation planner.
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  • A must see if you're an aviation/military history fan. Situated in the north west suburbs of the city area it's difficult, though not impossible, to get with public busses. That said a private car mak...  more »
  • Asia's largest aviation museum. Lined with old Soviet aircraft of China civil aerospace and military. Just go in the bus one way takes 15 minutes on foot. Taxi drivers do not know how many. Outdoor exhibit is free enters the Mao Zedong's private cabin or an indoor exhibit 10-20 Yuan or so it takes.
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  • It's a China civil aerospace Museum of official name in contrast to the China air force Aviation Museum located in Beijing suburbs, specializing in commercial aircraft. Between Beijing and the Beijing Capital Airport, by taxi 30 minutes distance from the city centre. Also like to book from the home page, but China Mobile number input is required, but did not book groups in reservation no. Admission is free of charge. However, the Passport is required at the reception desk of the Museum. Mao Zedong's private aircraft exhibits (10 Board available if you pay RMB) are real, such as indoor exhibition facilities there, and China Eastern Airlines A300 exhibited outdoor there. Plane spotters are not to be missed. Home is able to easily pick up Cruiser from the front of the Museum on the road of tens of meters.
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  • More air planes then I've seen in my life. Also possible to jump into one. Highly recommended museum!
  • Please take Bus No. 912 at Andingmen station, and get off at the gate of Aviation Museum directly.
  • 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...
  • 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.