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Vietnam Military History Museum

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Address: 28A Dien Bien Phu St., Hanoi 10000, Vietnam
Phone Number:
+84 (0) 4823-4264
8:00 am - 4:30 pm
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Tue - Sun 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: Yes

This repository of Vietnam's military history includes rooms full of war...

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 from the wreckage of French and American planes. Visitors may climb the flag tower, with great views from the top.

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Very interesting museum,strong on struggle with France.Not as gruesome as Ho Chi Minh .On the way to ho chi minh mausoleum.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Peter C
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Hong Kong, China
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56 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If I am not wrong they close on Monday(please recheck) tourist also can walk and see many military aircrafts and taks outside the building, I think inside the building can have a lot of good historic story to tell, will be back again if I am back to Hanoi..

Thank Bunditit
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3 reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The museum gives insight about Vietnam War. Information is available in english. Easy walk from Old Quarter.

Thank Bhuvaneswari R
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14 reviews
11 attraction reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The first time I've come here was in 2016 that I had a training lesson with my group. We were surprised by everything here... becasue I could know mỏe about our History during the War time!!!! And I went here several times with my guests and I told them about the ones I learnt! All of those tours are interested!

Thank 358tr_nh
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26 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very interesting museum,strong on struggle with France.Not as gruesome as Ho Chi Minh .On the way to ho chi minh mausoleum.

Thank Peter C
Oamaru, New Zealand
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9 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I am old enough to remember this war bought into our homes nightly on TV. Here Iearnt about the war from Veitnam's view. The displays were very graphic and thought provoking

Thank motherdoran
Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 187 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I loved the tanks and planes exhibited in the yards. So cool. Too much commie propaganda but fortunately all in vietnamese lol. Nice guns and important facts depicted. The exhibits very lively. The jungle traps, the uniforms...pretty impressive. Fridays closed, and the have a 2 hr siesta. Unbelievable lol

Thank DRLuxury
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed March 20, 2017 via mobile

The indoor display on Vietnam war vs US was a interesting and detailed one. Many weapons were on exhibits. There was even a letter for US pilots to give to locals if they were shot down. It explained in various languages to keep the pilots in safety and the rescuers will be rewarded. I was expecting more infor and exhibits... More 

2 Thank ncw2
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed March 17, 2017 via mobile

has lots of tanks, planes and machinery etc on show outside which is done really well (don't miss the machinery which is right at the back of museum - easy to miss) wanted a bit more information about vietnams history!!! video was in chinese

1 Thank Chloe L
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Reviewed March 14, 2017

So much to see. Get there early and enjoy a leasurely Walk A Bout Most interesting. So many great Exhibits

Thank johannes977
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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Reviewed March 13, 2017

This is a great place to visit if you are into military and political history. Exhibits are well maintained with good English translations. Staff friendly and helpful.

Thank OddNob

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