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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 military museum, while is needs a renovation, still is a great museum for Vietnamese military history with rooms for each chapter of Vietnam's past going back to antiquity. Alot of great... 
    This military museum, while is needs a renovation, still is a great museum for Vietnamese military history with rooms for each chapter of Vietnam's past going back to antiquity. Alot of great...  more »
  • We enjoyed a walk around inside and outside. The Chinook helicopter is interesting as are the MiGs. Lots of interesting information in English and understandable pride in the victory over the... 
    We enjoyed a walk around inside and outside. The Chinook helicopter is interesting as are the MiGs. Lots of interesting information in English and understandable pride in the victory over the...  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.
  • It's quite small as museums go, but there is enough if you know what I mean. 😉. Outside consists of displays of mainly 🇺🇸 helicopters and planes. Inside there's various rooms with static displays of photos and descriptions of various conflicts. The staff (soldiers) looked bored most of the time, sitting round on their phones. The bloke in the gate was sharp, saluting people as they entered and exited. It's dirt cheap, at 40,000 VND which is around £1.60. Give it a go.

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