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China Aviation Museum, Beijing

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#9 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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  • I decided to be far away from the center of Beijing, and a major commitment in the third time Beijing travel, go to the Museum of flight. Arrival is approximately 2 hours of subway and bus trips, Beijing city northern suburb. Skiing there? In the expansive grounds are referred to as Asia's largest military aircraft during World War II from latest fighter, even Taiwan fighters ever are on display! Enthusiasts should not miss product lineup is. I have the opportunity, after a few years once again wanted to go to.
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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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  • Great place to see old Chinese PLAAF aircraft. A bit busy on weekends but free admission. Many aircraft are in excellent condition considering they are outside and there are tons of old MIGs. That said, some have taken a lot of abuse from guests and show cents, broken windows, etc. Especially the helicopters. Sad that people can't just enjoy them. The disappointment rises from the fact that the best displays are inside and were all locked and closed. We tried to ask if the hangar and cave were just closed for the day but not a single person spoke any English to explain. Even the Tourist Information office. We attempted to use Google translate but still couldn't get an answer about the best closed bits. There was a sign written in Chinese on both the hangar (PLAAF history) and the mountain tunnel that apparently holds aircraft from the first 100 years of the PLAAF. One kind guest tried to explain that it's closed but we never figured out why. The PLAAF uniform museum was padlocked as was the simulator experience. Basically, just wander around the outside aircraft for a couple hours and leave. Disappointing after a long expensive drive from the city.
  • 8/25/2017, this open museum is in complete ruin, vehicles are not maintained, helicopters looted... A HEART BROKEN SCENERY. PS* Museum gallery closes at 16:30, that is 4:30PM not 5:30PM...
  • 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.

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