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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Vietnam Military History Museum reviews
Rode GRAB Motorcycle to Military History Museum (30KVND/85 cents). FREE lockers for backpacks. You take the key with you. Bathrooms. This is where you can see the scraps of a B-52 and lots of other...
Rode GRAB Motorcycle to Military History Museum (30KVND/85 cents). FREE lockers for backpacks. You take the key with you. Bathrooms. This is where you can see the scraps of a B-52 and lots of other... more »
Like so many, I felt the museum to was a bit underwhelming and poorly laid out. It is 3 stars at the very best. I didn't mind the propaganda as it made it slightly more interesting. It felt like a...
Like so many, I felt the museum to was a bit underwhelming and poorly laid out. It is 3 stars at the very best. I didn't mind the propaganda as it made it slightly more interesting. It felt like a... more »
Entry is 40,000 per adult an additional 30,000 if you have a camera. This did not include phones but I am not sure where they draw the line. I don't think museum is an accurate description of this place as it is more a collection of things from majority the Vietnam war. Very little effort goes into explaining anything and displaying it any meaningful way. With so much history we can learn from I wish they did a better job of accurately presenting this. Also, just as a side note the toilets here are the worst I've seen in South East Asia. It seems they haven't been cleaned for months.
We enjoyed our time spent at this museum as it provides a great timeline and visual aids that help with the storytelling. Will recommend this to history buffs. This is a must-do for anyone who wish to learn more about Vietnam.
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