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This repository of Vietnam's military history includes rooms full of war propganda, photographs and documents from wars against China, France, and the United States. The grounds feature several captured aircraft as well as a central structure build...more
If you like history things you should not miss it. Its quite near the old town and we use grab to go there. Every monday the museum is close so double check the schedule before going. Some displays are inside the buildings.
Following trip advisor reviews, we thought we should visit here, 40,000 dung to get in each which is very cheap for a museum but no real story unfolds and the museum is quite difficult to follow. lots of photographs but a lot of the information...More
Some really interesting displays, with very pro-Vietnam views (understandable). An impressive B-52 (that was shot down by SA-2 surface to air missile) sculpture in the middle of some former US hardware. Big flag tower in the outside area too. Entry is cheap (think it was...More
Vietnam has experienced its fair share of war and conflict. A potted heritage is in numerous guide books. The Museum is equally an interior, space by the space bank account of what is occurring throughout the ages and additionally a remarkable collection on the machinery...More
Has alot of destroyed enemy planes, tanks, bombs and weapons from wars with Japan, China, France and the US. We could not do the inside part as it was closed but the outside part was enough for us. It has also some nice statues around...More
For a person who had never read about Vietnam's history and grew up hearing Vietnam war until I am a teenager, this is where I learn all about it. For an entry fee of VND40,000 (USD1.70), you get to learn about Vietnam and war it...More
This place must be bigger and house a great deal more info and artifacts. Do not get me wrong, its worth a trip and they also do the very best they possibly can to express to the story of theirs but do not have the...More
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We did it on our own and we're pretty relaxed when we aren't with a tour group. (We were on a tour but stayed 4 extra days in Hanoi to do things on our own). 3 hours should be enough for all 3 things. I find when you are on... More
We did it on our own and we're pretty relaxed when we aren't with a tour group. (We were on a tour but stayed 4 extra days in Hanoi to do things on our own). 3 hours should be enough for all 3 things. I find when you are on a tour, it's more focused and you don't wander about like we did. It's a spread out museum and many of the rooms aren't that interesting because there are no translations. Especially the very old stuff. They have been fighting invasions for 1,000 years!!! We wanted to see more modern things like from the time of the French occupation and the U.S. involvement, which is from their point of view, of course. If you haven't seen it, I highly recommend watching the recent Ken Burns documentary Vietnam which I think you can now get on YouTube. It makes it all more understandable and interesting--gives a big picture narrative from both sides, which helps understand what you are looking at in this museum (& the whole country). The outdoor exhibits might upset some Americans because it's a lot of captured military equipment. We thought it was a good museum overall. We liked Hanoi a lot! Enjoy your trip.