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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
The planes, tanks, helicopters and more were all in excellent condition and really impressive to look at.
The narrative of the war history of vietnam was extremely one sided though. In both the French and American wars in Vietnam there was great victories and terrible...More
Vietnam is synonymous with the American war of aggression that last a considerable time.
The museum doesn't glamourise events or attribute any blame. It just presents information, photographs and exhibits.
Very interesting and sad in equal measure. Well worth a visit. Maximum 1-2 hours would...More
not a big museum. yet nicely kept war crafts, clean and well maintained. entry fee could have been a bit less comparing the prices in VN. liked it much to see the proud history of a nation who defeated the aggressors.
The museum buildings were closed but we were able to walk around the outside for only 20 Dong each.
Was a great couple of hours. The plane statue was quite moving.
It was raining but plenty of shelter.
You pay 40k/VND and you have 2-3 hours of walking around. Start from 1940 until the end of 1980s. 4 buildings with 2 floors with things, weapons and information. They also show you a movie for 20 minutes of the war that was quite interesting....More
Selective publishing of facts and heavy use of adjectives give this museum a slightly one-sided feel. However, there is a great display of war remnants as well as an excellent reproduction of the battle of Dien Bien Phu.
This was a real treat for all as all of us are deeply interested in military history. The main focus for us was the military history of the war against the French and the American war against the USA.The exhibits and photographs were first rate...More
An informative museum of artefacts, documents, weapons and photographs relating to the Vietnamese people's various struggles over the centuries. Unlike, say, the War Remnants Museum in Saigon, this museum is not graphically confronting and does not dwell on any one conflict. Unusually, one room is...More
Went here and found it really informative.there is replica of the final battle with the French,told in various languages including English,and demonstrating how the Vietnamese won’t the battle for freedom,along with another section dedicated to the war against America and the south.well worth seeing.
I did not see anywhere to store anything at the Museum... at the Ho Chi Minh Memorial in Hanoi however there are excellent storage facilities (arrangements) and as you enter cameras and water bottles are taken from you then... More
I did not see anywhere to store anything at the Museum... at the Ho Chi Minh Memorial in Hanoi however there are excellent storage facilities (arrangements) and as you enter cameras and water bottles are taken from you then restored to you at the end of your visit. I did not see anything similar at the Museum... the Museum is however DEFINATELY worth a visit, it is incredibly interesting with many exhibits of the Vietnam War. Hope this helps.
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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.