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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. To visit Vietnam Military History Museum on your trip to Hanoi, use our Hanoi journey maker app.
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  • This was one of the best military's museum that I have visited before. Simply wonderful. They have exhibits of US's aircrafts that was taken down by the Vietnamese Army. They have amazing exhibits of....  more
    This was one of the best military's museum that I have visited before. Simply wonderful. They have exhibits of US's aircrafts that was taken down by the Vietnamese Army. They have amazing exhibits of....  more »
  • Spent a great morning here. Unsurprisingly much of the focus is upon the French and American conflicts. I can't imagine that there's collection anywhere else in the world of US helicopters, planes... 
    Spent a great morning here. Unsurprisingly much of the focus is upon the French and American conflicts. I can't imagine that there's collection anywhere else in the world of US helicopters, planes...  more »
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  • 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.
  • Disclaimer - I am personally not a huge fan of museums. The display of military equipment and vehicles collected throughout history is certainly an eye-opener. It's also helpful that they organised the significant timelines and events in different buildings for ease of reference. However, most of the narrative and words were lost in translation or only written in vietnamese which made appreciating the timeline a challenge. Exhibits were otherwise pretty well maintained and ticket price was very reasonable. Ill recommend spending a maximum of 1-2h here and to leave when nature calls to avoid using the toilets in this place.

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