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Vietnam Military History Museum, Hanoi

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Military Museum
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. Use our Hanoi itinerary builder to arrange your visit to Vietnam Military History Museum and other attractions in Hanoi.
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  • Airplanes, helicopters, tanks, cannons and guns are the core of this place. It´s an ample collection and the museum could improve the experience considerably by providing more explanations and putting...  more »
  • It is easy to spend a few hours learning of the Vietnamese history at this place. We enjoyed the displays and buildings.  more »
  • The Museum is very well suited to inform themselves about the warlike side of the history of Vietnam. Of course, the exhibition spans the arc from the Middle Ages until today, with emphasis on the last 60 years. The outdoor exhibits are interesting, but not the most important thing here.
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  • Great way to spend time. Interesting artifacts and information. Worth and would recommend. Allot for an hour.
  • The Vietnam Military History Museum was vast and showed the history of the conflicts that the Vietnamese have been involved with, not just the Vietnam war. In the courtyard of the museum, there were old USA planes that were shot down during conflict, along with tanks that the military used during battle. Outside you, you may also climb nearly to the top of the Flag Tower of Hanoi. Inside the museum, you were able to see smaller weapons and artifacts, along with pictures taken during the wars. I enjoyed my visit to the museum, it was extremely interesting to see the war from another view point.
  • What better way to learn about a destination other than understanding their struggles as a country. They have a collection of US Army and Navy planes and helicopters too!
  • A great collection of old planes.. tanks and choppers. A battle fortress you can climb and have a look around. Unfortunately there appeared to be no order to the information being spat at you soo... id actually gove a 3.5 out of 5 but google maps is pretty limited in its rating system and it doesnt deserve a 3. In my humble opinon. Its worth a look for 30 000 dong is I'm not mistaken?
  • The exhibition is good. You can learn the history of Vietnam from there. And the flag tower which is the landmark is inside.