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Vietnam Military History Museum

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Address: 28A Dien Bien Phu St., Hanoi 10000, Vietnam
Phone Number:
+84 (0) 4823-4264
08:00 - 16:30
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Tue - Sun 08:00 - 16:30
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: Yes

This repository of Vietnam's military history includes rooms full of war...

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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We visited here in August 2014 and we're pleasantly surprised at how big it was. We enjoyed looking at the old tanks and planes and taking a walk up the flag tower. There were... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 8 September 2014
Lake District, United Kingdom
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Lake District, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2014 via mobile

We visited here in August 2014 and we're pleasantly surprised at how big it was. We enjoyed looking at the old tanks and planes and taking a walk up the flag tower. There were plenty of good picture opportunities! Within the museum there were information cards, war artifacts and a short film. We managed to spend about 90 minutes here... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2014 via mobile

The museum was poorly engaging the visitors. The videos were only available for groups of 10 people and from what we could see it was only in vietnamese. The route was unclear and the employees had no attention, or decide, to help visitors: they were too preoccupied with their mobile phones.

1 Thank Doro M
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2014 via mobile

Well laid out museum which comes alive when you spend an extra 40000 doing and buy the audiophile. Many stories and descriptions are on this in multi languages. The museum is in 2 parts and the only thing that stops me giving this a 5 is that the audioguide only covers the first part.

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Sydney, Australia
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2014

While marketed to tourists, nothing is translated so you walk around lost and confused trying to make sense of what all the artefacts represent. We were so disappointed and we got the sense that this place was all about taking tourist's money and not about sharing the harrowing stories of combat and respecting the Vietnamese army. Unfortunately we left disappointed... More 

3 Thank SymJon
Redmond, Washington
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2014

It only costs a few dollars to enter and a few dollars more to take pictures, but it is not a bad museum. It has a lot of artifacts from the WWII era, fighting the French occupation and then the Vietnam war. Most of the exhibits have English placards to explain what they are. Overall, it is not a bad... More 

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Dhekelia, Cyprus
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2014 via mobile

Our visit to the Army Museum was a bit of a 'Brucie bonus' for me. When planning our trip to Vietnam, there was an element of compromise to be made. We only had ten days and so I couldn't dominate our time with all things Vietnam Conflict/ American War (the terminology is based on where in Vietnam you are from,... More 

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Cork, Ireland
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2014

This museum is basically a collection of military objects from the American war. There are no guided tours and the museum doesn't really seek to explain the war. If you don't know the history of the war beforehand, you still won't after. Having said that, it is interesting to be able to wander under helicopters and planes and around tanks... More 

1 Thank David B
Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2014

The best part about this museum is the displays of war planes and tanks in the outside area. The museum exhibits information and stories from many wars throughout history, however it is difficult to gain a comprehensive understanding of the history due to the lack of information in languages other than Vietnamese. If you decide to go here, try to... More 

1 Thank BenAndTash
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 July 2014

Interesting museum, but do not expect a comprehensive war museum, as the details on the reality of American war or comments in English are minimal. There are some projectors and monitors to present videos, but when we requested to watch some, he were screamed at a very agressive "NO". Obviously, governmental staff not in the mood to be interrupted from... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 July 2014 via mobile

I have been to hanoi a number of times and this museum is high on my list of visits, as well as one I recommend to friends. Although not all information is in my language, English, it is very visual. There are exhibits both inside and outside. Photos, weaponry, stories, planes....It is not just the story of the American (Vietnam)... More 

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