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Vietnam Military History Museum

Closed Now: 8:00 AM - 11:30 AM, 1:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Open today: 8:00 AM - 11:30 AM, 1:00 PM - 4:30 PM
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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...more
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28A Dien Bien Phu St., Hanoi 10000, Vietnam
+84 (0) 4823-4264
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Reviewed 4 days ago

it was interesting to see the side from vietnam. its split in different rooms and you have to walk around. a few trucks and helicopters and jets. just avoid the toilets very horrible. you can pay in usd as well.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank V_2020
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This museum provides a basic outline of the struggle of the Vietnamese people against foreign invaders over nearly 2000 years: Chinese, French, Japanese, American. It has good exhibits, covering each of the major periods of struggle, and (for a military museum) is quite evenhanded in...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited in December 2018 and it was extremely hot. Dress light and bring lots of water. The muses was eye opening and a must see if the Vietnam War from the perspective of the Vietnamese. War is horrible and both sides do horrible things....More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank 866bradj
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went in the after noon and I took us almost 1 hr to go through the museum, a lot of information to learn and amazing displays. Just take care that it’s closed on Friday and Monday. And they have a break daily between 11:30Am...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank hadyhussien
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I had read somewhere that the museum is small, so I was surprised how big it was. There are many buildings and halls to visit and the inside yards with the planes and tanks is attractive. A good place to visit with kids. Inside the...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Hanhiemo
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very disappointed. We came on a Friday morning only to be told that the inside part of the museum is closed on Mondays and Fridays. Only the outside section was available at half price (vnd 20,000).

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank seanfriend
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

For me I loved it and so did my partner..the flag tower is on the same site which is a bonus as your ticking off 2 things for the price of 1. There's a great outdoor display with planes..and heavy artillery but most of all...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Definitely a one sided view of the war. Displays are rundown, but it's worth it to view the equipment. The numbers aren't consistent from display to display. Worth a visit.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank GregC787
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A must see. Not expensive and very interesting. Great exhibition which explains the history with many artefacts on show. Outside an array of planes, missiles and wreckage and you can literally walk underneath the aircraft. Worth a visit and can easily walk from the old...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank wendykU5844TI
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

A museum that deals with Vietnams past up until the recent times of the American invasion. Clearly, the Vietnamese are immensely proud, and so they should be, of their victory over their American aggressors. A lot is written in English. It is a fascinating place...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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2 February 2018|
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Response from Camelgirl43 | Reviewed this property |
We did it on our own and we're pretty relaxed when we aren't with a tour group. (We were on a tour but stayed 4 extra days in Hanoi to do things on our own). 3 hours should be enough for all 3 things. I find when you are on... More
10 June 2017|
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Response from AnuragNirmal | Reviewed this property |
open from 10 am to 6pm
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Response from jihyek120 | Reviewed this property |
I visited the museum in this month. its enterance fee was 40,000VND I'm not sure of the foreign currency rate. anyway it costed about 2USD I hope it will help you enjoy your trip to Hanoi
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