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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. Add China Aviation Museum and other attractions to your Beijing trip itinerary using our Beijing family vacation planner.
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  • July 17, 2017
    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 »
  • July 5, 2017
    I have visited Air Museums all over the world and this ranks as one of the best , if not the best so far, the mix of aircraft (some of which 15 years ago would never have believed it was possible to s...  more »
  • April 2, 2017
    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 »
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  • August 5, 2016
    More air planes then I've seen in my life. Also possible to jump into one. Highly recommended museum!
  • December 23, 2014
    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...
  • April 20, 2016
    Please take Bus No. 912 at Andingmen station, and get off at the gate of Aviation Museum directly.
  • July 12, 2014
    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.
  • March 8, 2012
    Its great to be able to get as close as you want to so many aircraft, bombs and missiles.

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