Attraction 28A Dien Bien Phu St., Hanoi, Vietnam Published on: 17-04-2017
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Why Vietnam Military History Museum is special ?
What to explore at Vietnam Military History Museum?
The museum content covers the six following periods:
The history of the Vietnamese nation and the birth of the Vietnam People’s Army
The Vietnamese struggle against French colonialism
The Vietnamese struggle against American imperialists
The Vietnam People’s Army on the path to a regular modern army
The People and the Army are oneness, and will be invicible
Piece of weaponry displayed in the museum courtyard (such as airplanes, tanks, heavy artilleries, rockets, mortars, bombs, and so forth)
After your time here, you will realize that the museum is the concentrated embodiment of the Vietnamese people’s spirit revealed in President Ho Chi Minh’s writing: “Nothing is more precious than independence and freedom” in the historic Nation’s Independence Proclamation.
The Vietnam Military History Museum is open daily except Monday and Friday. Available tours to this museum can be found at any travel agency that offers Hanoi city tours or day tours in and around Hanoi. The prices for these one day tours are reasonable and the short duration (usually one day or even half a day) makes them popular among tourists who wish to have an overview of things to see and do in Hanoi.
- A look at the Vietnam War from the Vietnamese perspective
- Great place to spend a few hours
- Great collection of Vietnamese and captured US military equipment
- An interesting museum
- A favorite part of Hanoi
28A Dien Bien Phu St., Hanoi, Vietnam
Tips for you
U.S. Navy planes on display at the war museum
The outdoor section of this museum is massive and they have a collection of machines, airplanes and all different military weapons on display. It is absolutley massive so don't stop at the 1st outdoor section as they have a good paddocks worth of stuff to look at. The indoor galleries are hard to understand if you are not reading vietnamese BUT the outdoor section as mentioned makes up for this. Its rare to see these historical pieces up close as they were not repainted etc. My kids loved it. Next door is a cafe that does great drinks and baguettes!
When visiting the Military History Museum, don't forget to check out the sculptural installation of downed airplanes in the back courtyard.