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Huu Tiep Lake and the Downed B-52, Hanoi

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See Huu Tiep Lake and the Downed B-52, which together create a bit odd war triumph. Small residential buildings surround the little lake where the wreckage of American aircraft emerges. In 1972, the air defence shot the aircraft, and one part of it fell in this lake. Look a bit closely around the greenish water, and you’ll notice the landing gear wheels. As the wreckage is for many years there, plants have started to grow around it. Our Hanoi itinerary planner makes visiting Huu Tiep Lake and the Downed B-52 and other Hanoi attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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  • Today, it's a small lake/pond but it was a large lake which succumbed to construction and development, unfortunately. Even if you're not a war buff or afficionado, seeing it is impactful for what it r...  more »
  • If you are in Hanoi and are interested in aviation & history (which I am)...then Huu Tiep is well worth a visit. It takes about 15-20 mins from the Old Quarter by taxi depending on the route the taxi ...  more »
  • As a 44 year old person saw a lot of American movies forget what you saw. Russian s help Vietnamese. They were not canibals as in the movies .Hard collisions in the city. Remaining of the b52 is near ...  more »
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  • It's a lake with sections of a downed US Boeing B-52 Stratofortress in it. That pretty much sums it up. It is very interesting to see though; the juxtaposition of this war remnant outside an elementary school makes you think about a conflict that ended relatively recently. Also a short walk from the B-52 Victory Museum, so worth the trip if you're already in the area.
  • Hidden spot with crashed b52 plan. Just a short stop but felt worth a wander around back streets to find (back streets themselves proved a nice walk).
  • Place where American senator Mc Can crashed his plane... some of the roads leading here are really really narrow... not even broad enough for a single car!
  • Love to have kids raised in this traddional village. They will see the historical remark everyday.
  • Simple. But excellent. Worth a trip out just to stick it to the Americans.

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