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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. Use our Hanoi itinerary builder to arrange your visit to Vietnam Military History Museum and other attractions in Hanoi.
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  • It has a good range of exhibits with an emphasis on planes and other stuff taken from the Americans and accepting it may have some bias it is worth a visit.The Hanoi Flag Tower is in this complex and ...  more »
  • There were a lot of artefacts on display but lacking a good categorisation system, they are unable to tell a cohesive story. The lack of good english translation was also a major let down as we couldn...  more »
  • Very interesting, even if we do share things, propaganda is ubiquitous in many Vietnamese museums
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