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Chinese Military Museum

88 Reviews

Chinese Military Museum

88 Reviews
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West Chang'an Street, Xicheng District, Beijing 100017 China
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Military MuseumBeijing Subway3 min
MuxidiBeijing Subway15 min
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Skip the Line: Forbidden City Ticket Booking with Optional Guide Service
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Skip the Line: Forbidden City Ticket Booking with Optional Guide Service

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Avoid any long lines or printing problems with paperless skip-the-line entry to Beijing’s UNESCO-listed Forbidden City. Simply book in advance, stroll straight to check in, then show your passport to ensure hassle-free admission directly into the ancient complex and enjoy plenty of time to browse the site’s major attractions, including the Gate of Divine Prowess, Dragon Throne, and Palace Museum.
$8.99 per adult
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JonasCN wrote a review Mar 2020
Singapore, Singapore3,962 contributions193 helpful votes
This museum is the same as the Military Museum of Chinese People's Revolution in Beijing. This is a must visit for all history lovers. You will find war trophies that the Chinese captured during the conflicts with the west like the T-62 captured during the Sino-Soviet Border Conflict in 1969 and the Korean War airplanes between 1950 to 1953. I will strongly recommend spending more time on level 1 and basement 1. Reason is cause the higher levels feature modern technology, paintings and small equipment like guns. The modern technology tanks and unmanned aircraft are mostly cheap looking plastic replicas as they are top secret equipments. So this museum is mostly for the love of history. The museum is also highly convenient as it is located next to the Military Museum Station.
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Date of experience: June 2019
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Don S wrote a review Jul 2018
Portland, Oregon22 contributions5 helpful votes
First and foremost, adults will need a passport to enter and admission for kids are gratis. There are only two floors to see, one of which is underground. The third floor is closed as of the date of this review. The museum is very spacious and very bright, but it will take around 1-2 hours to see everything for yourself. There is a multitude of cannons, planes, rockets and tanks, which are domestically produced weaponry from China, American weaponry garnered from the Korean war, and Soviet weaponry. Most of the Soviet weaponry and Chinese weaponry are in good shape, but the American weapons from the Korean war are usually in very bad condition (the giant U2 scout plane shot down by the Chinese in the 1960s on exhibit on the underground floor is slowly decomposing). There is a noticeable paucity of Chinese-made aircraft, and a lot of the Soviet tanks were propagated to create Chinese tanks. The faculty are pretty helpful and overall the trip will be great if you are willing to walk around a lot.
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Date of experience: July 2018
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MikeJuliya wrote a review Jul 2018
Colombo, Sri Lanka619 contributions423 helpful votes
It's highly recommended to visit there if you have 2-3 hours. It's all equipment with military items and really worth to visit
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Date of experience: July 2018
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tiomomo2 wrote a review Jun 2018
Bogota, Colombia22 contributions3 helpful votes
Twice in different years I tried to see this museum, and it was always partially closed for one reason or another. You can only see bored planes, tanks and a lot of propaganda.
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Date of experience: May 2018
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Trouter1 wrote a review Jun 2018
Melbourne, Australia222 contributions61 helpful votes
Easy to find either by taxi or train, with station right at the entrance. If you are a military buff, this is the place for you. I would have rated 5 stars except they didn’t have the second floor open, for unknown reasons which was a pity. Plenty of very interesting military equipment, sadly not any English to read about them except a title. Guns, planes, mortars tanks boats missiles everything including the U2 spy plane shot downIn the 1950s No one speaks English here. Free entry with passport. Very interesting wall murals with English as you enter which are worth reading. If the organizers are reading this, please put the descriptions in English!
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Date of experience: June 2018
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