Situated in the heart of Hanoi in the grounds of the historic Hanoi Citadel Tower, this museum traces the long struggle of the Vietnamese people for independence and freedom. From the ancient battles to the more recent and better known American / Vietnam War, there is a vast assortment of weapons, tanks, aircraft and bombs. It demonstrates just how resilient and resourceful the Vietnamese people were and still are. I notice that a lot of reviewers are critical of the fact that there are few English translations and that few staff speak English. In my opinion these tourists are missing the point. Don't forget that this country was almost bombed out of existence by the USA B52's and then the Americans imposed heavy sanctions for decades after losing the war, killing many more people by starvation. It is only in recent years that Vietnam has started to recover. English tuition is not readily available and the Tourist Industry is still learning. Everything is in Vietnamese ! - How odd - This is Vietnam! Enjoy the experiences this beautiful country and these beautiful people have to offer.
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