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Vietnam Military History Museum

28A Dien Bien Phu St., Hanoi 10000, Vietnam
+84 (0) 4823-4264
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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 from the wreckage of French and American planes. Visitors may climb the flag tower, with great views from the top.
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
28A Dien Bien Phu St., Hanoi 10000, Vietnam
+84 (0) 4823-4264
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Reviewed December 8, 2015 via mobile

The place showcases many old weapons in the modern history of Vietnam, generally those used in the wars. The museum also gave some insights on the history and development of the Vietnamese military. Worth a visit.

Thank Dongxing S
Reviewed December 7, 2015

The museum exhibits are set in a series of old colonial buildings with fighting equipment set out in the grounds. An interesting insight into military history from the Vietnamese side.

Thank Josephine P
Reviewed December 3, 2015

We found the Military History Museum not so interesting and had much more to offer but nobody seams really care to much to keep it clean and interesting. The washrooms was not cleaned at all for months or years. To us was a waste of...More

Thank Roland M
Reviewed December 3, 2015

You may find this place a bit one sided and heavy handed in their attempt to try and glorify the Communist vision of warfare.They have lot of exhibits showing how they shot down the US planes, liberated oppressed peoples and won every battle they fought....More

Thank FlyboyTed56
Reviewed December 1, 2015 via mobile

You may find this place leaning favours towards the communism as they have lot of exhibits showing how they shot down the US planes, what bad influence they have towards the then citizens etc but none the less this is part of their history and...More

Thank Jacqueline A
Reviewed November 29, 2015

You come to know the History of Vietnam by visiting this Museum. A 20 minute documentary is also showed to get an idea about Vietnam. The weapons used were also displayed along with the photos.

Thank Zarin S
Reviewed November 29, 2015

Most of the exhibits don't have a proper explanation. Very, very biased. We just did not like the museum at all.

Thank Geert-JanTelkamp
Reviewed November 24, 2015

There are lots of full sized air craft, including crashed remnants outdoors, plus various weapons and bombs. Indoors there are various displays and pictures from wars gone by. There's quite a bit of ground to cover. The flag tower, seen from the mausoleum area across...More

Thank Kelly S
Reviewed November 24, 2015 via mobile

Some good exhibits of the conflict with the French and the Americans. Naturally part of the fun is to spot some of the biased or subjective descriptions, exhibitions and focus of the Vietnamese but it does work well if you have an open mind!

Thank Andrew G
Reviewed November 23, 2015

The exhibition covers the ancient military history to modern Vietnam war. However, not all display has English explanatary note. Better to have some very basic information on the Vietnam history before your visit this museum.

Thank Leung W
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June 10, 2017|
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Response from William D | Reviewed this property |
I am really not sure, but we went in the morning and it was open.
September 25, 2016|
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Response from Glyn G | Reviewed this property |
it's all very cheap