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“B52 Lake (Pond) Hanoi”

Huu Tiep Lake and the Downed B-52
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Half-Day Hanoi City Tour by Cyclo
Ranked #61 of 303 things to do in Hanoi
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Reviewed 18 May 2012

I was quite disappointed. The lake is now more and than a pond in a built up area. The once mighty tail plane is nothing more than a twisted pile of steel and the remains of the landing gear of the once mighty bomber. I couldn’t help thinking of what happened to the downed crew. What made things worse was that the cyclo driver thought it was funny, that I wanted to visit the crash site. Hanoi is crazy place hot and sweaty, Saigon much nicer and friendlier place to visit.

4  Thank Joe A
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Reviewed 6 May 2012

We did a bike tour ourselves through the city of Hanoi. One of the attractions we wanted to see is this B-52 bomber. Alongside the road there's a museum but it was closed when we were there (on Fridays lots of sites are closed there). It took some turnings before we reached the wreckage in the pool. Indeed there's not much to see there while it's surrounded by buildings. Though nice to have a look at it and know more about the history. You will not find many of such in a huge city.

Thank Dennis B
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Reviewed 4 April 2012

After you are done touring Uncle Ho's mausoleum and environs, jump into a Xy Clo and head over to Huu Tiep Lake. It's a fun ride for a quick tour of a very small lake containing the remains of downed B-52 from the American war.

Thank 20Robert20
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Reviewed 9 February 2012

The lake is now a small pond surrounded by chaotic constructions and with a piece of metal in the middle. Only go there if you're a VN vet.

6  Thank Brice B
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Reviewed 18 July 2006

I went to see the wreckage of the downed B-52 in Hanoi in july of 2006. Not much to see really, the lake is small, maybe 150 meteres by about 70 meters, and the wreckage is at the back end of where you can view it from. All you can see is 3 or 4 tires from the landing assembly and a little bit of fuselage. It was very poignant really, and all I could do was feel sorry for the guys in the bomber, and the people on the ground. Not worth the trip to Hanoi certainly but worth a quick look if you have nothing better to do.

4  Thank majordon666
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