Vietnam Military History Museum, Hanoi

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Admire an impressive collection of war trophies at Vietnam Military History Museum, featuring the wreckage of the giant B52 Stratofortress downed during the US Christmas bombing of 1972. Spanning 12.8 ha (31.6 ac) in central Hanoi, the museum has a large open-air exhibit boasting an F-111 Aardvark, an A-1 Skyraider, an A-37 Dragonfly, and a Bell UH-1 Iroquios helicopter, as well as a Soviet MiG-21, an S-75 Dvina SAMs and a T54 tank. A huge number of artillery pieces and armored vehicles will make you understand the full scale and logistics of the notoriously modern war, which claimed more than one million lives. Artifacts on display inside the museum tell the gruesome and shocking story of wars waged on Vietnamese territory since ancient times. Indeed, lying at the heart of modern Vietnamese identity, the art of war has been detailed in great detail here. To visit Vietnam Military History Museum on your trip to Hanoi, use our Hanoi journey maker app .
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  • I don't find war that intertaining, think it is sad. Costs 110.000 in all for 2 people with camera. It is quiet a big place, and guess you could spend a couple of hours there, 2 hours was enough for u...  more »
  • Located in old Hanoi city area, it houses various military equipment. It also has planes, helicopter, ammunition seized from Americans during their long battle. It has an in-house theater showing smal...  more »
  • I thought it was a little or not, but it is impressive. There are a variety of weapons, impressive enough.
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  • Wonderful. This is one of the most captivating place I have ever visited! The price is reasonable, also staffs are hospitable and friendly. It is also well - cleaned and equipped modern devices. People need to visit here more in order to encourage its development and improve the service quality
  • Loved this museum. Honestly one of the best I've been to anywhere. Great layout, amazing items. Obviously an interest in military history helps... But definitely worth stopping by especially if you're nearby at Uncle Ho's mausoleum etc
  • Did not expect to be so big. The museum consist from two buildings with a lot of exponents. There is also exterior exhibition with many flights and tanks ... You can have a nice view from the monument also ... We spent there over two hours packed with information and watching exhibitions. Ticket is 40K VND but it is definitely worth it. Recommend to visit.
  • Nice museum. Easy to get to. You don’t need a guide if you read English, as 90% of the descriptions are in English. Don’t forget to go around the back where they have many Soviet planes and artillery. There isn’t any signage telling you to go back there but it is open to the public.
  • Tickets sell at working hours. When you are going there in the afternoon after 12:00 am, have to wait, tickets sell at 13:00. Beautiful places with the Tower. There’s Highland Coffee shop, also. There’s a tank in the back named “King of the battle” interesting!!!
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