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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
All reviews flag tower on display dien bien phu american war interesting exhibits worth a visit both sides different perspective entry fee in ho chi minh city interesting place tanks weapons wars helicopter conflict french
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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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
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 a tour, it's more focused and you don't wander about like we did. It's a spread out museum and many of the rooms aren't that interesting because there are no translations. Especially the very old stuff. They have been fighting invasions for 1,000 years!!! We wanted to see more modern things like from the time of the French occupation and the U.S. involvement, which is from their point of view, of course. If you haven't seen it, I highly recommend watching the recent Ken Burns documentary Vietnam which I think you can now get on YouTube. It makes it all more understandable and interesting--gives a big picture narrative from both sides, which helps understand what you are looking at in this museum (& the whole country). The outdoor exhibits might upset some Americans because it's a lot of captured military equipment. We thought it was a good museum overall. We liked Hanoi a lot! Enjoy your trip.