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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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  • Ride a local guide took me. Through the back alleys of the downtown area, and I think so far in the pond (LAKE's notation), or where it is. Remnants of older bombers and peeps from the surface of the water in the middle of the pond, near the explanations, "1972 Imperial bombers of the United States our military missiles were shot down". It probably became a thing of the past now that Viet Nam war is proud of victories for them. As opposed to Kentucky Fried chicken and McDonald's are lined up on main street, is impressive.
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  • We went looking for this as there was a geocache there. They do take you to interesting areas and this was no exception. It is not easy to find and we walked there through some interesting local stree...  more »
  • As a veteran of the Vietnam War, I found this a fitting memorial site for US Airmen to visit. A reminder of the high cost of war on both sides.  more »
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  • Love to have kids raised in this traddional village. They will see the historical remark everyday.
  • The Bright Shining Example of war healing contrast. The Stunning Magnificent Evidence of Vietnamese spirit. The Weapon of Mass-destruction rest in the lake and on its wreckage a tree growing as a symbol for life resurrection.
  • The B52 wreck is really interesting. And James May was there!
  • Stopped here to see (allegedly) the remains of a B52 bomber that was shot down during a Hanoi bombing mission towards the end of the war circa 1972. There is not much wreckage too see. Just some twisted metal and landing gear. Interesting but I wouldn't go out of your way to see it.
  • Plane crash site in a small pond, visit if you got time , nothing too exciting.