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Vietnam Military History Museum
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Dien Bien Phu Past and Present: 2-Night Trip from Hanoi by Air
Ranked #28 of 277 things to do in Hanoi
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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.
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 285 helpful votes
“Worth a quid.”
Reviewed December 12, 2012

Interesting slant on Vietnamese military history from the ancient past to present day.

There is actually an entrance fee of 30,000VND (less than a quid) However, if you are very tight, you can get in for nothing as there is a coffee shop adjacent with access from the road and no restriction on entering the museum campus. Once inside, your ticket is never checked. having been to the Hanoi Hilton earlier in the day' we paid our quid.

There are actually signs telling you not to climb on the exibits, but I suppose if you cant read english or Vietnamese then you might think you can run riot!

Very little info on the American war in this museum, most of the exhibits are from the French and Chinese conflicts, however all of the vehicles and planes are from the later war.

The Vietnamese are thin on details, exhibits just tell you what the thing is and sometimes who donated it or which glorious unit liberated it. Very little on the history of conflicts or any explanation of battles or time lines.

Worth an hour and the coffe was excellent. The museum has toilets too, which is a bonus.

Visited November 2012
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Hanoi, Ha Noi, Vietnam
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Reviewed December 9, 2012

this is a worthwhile place to visit and takes about 1.5-2hrs of your time. in addition there is no entry fee. the museum was very informative with plenty of soviet and american aircraft on display. also the museum comprise of interactive dvd representations. on the whole the place is a very visual depiction of the vietnam war. in addition, there is also highlands cafe outlet in the museum premise for u to take a break and indulge in some awesome coffee :)

Visited December 2012
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“interesting place-worth a visit”
Reviewed December 8, 2012

Interesting range of trucks artillery and planes on display. I don’t think I have been in a museum, in VN where there was a good situation explanation. The VN people seem to just stick with straightforward facts without really explaining stuff and getting you engaged with

Visited November 2012
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Hong Kong, China
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“Vietnam Military History Museum”
Reviewed December 7, 2012

This museum is certianly a comprehensive account of the wars that Vietnam has been in. War is an ugly thing, but it was great to see all the weapons and how they have changed over the many centuries. The place has a high sense of patriotism and propaganda. The Vietnamese deserve praise for their courage and mentality for their ever enduring never lose spirit.

Visited November 2012
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Vernon Hills, Illinois
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“Lots of good military things”
Reviewed December 3, 2012

Worth a visit. There was a Russian Mig in the front as you enter. Lots of war vehicles. Even some US captured planes and other things. Inside some good static displays. Diagrams of Viet Cong tunnels and how they could survive there for days. Lots to see and allow enough time. My son and I missed a whole section by accident.

Visited March 2012
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