Vietnam Military History Museum

Vietnam Military History Museum information

Hanoi , Vietnam
P Dien Bien Phu
+84 4 4 3823 4264
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admission 30,000d, camera fee 20,000d
Opening hours
8-11.30am & 1-4.30pm, closed Mon & Fri
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Easy to spot thanks to a large collection of weaponry out front, the Military Museum displays Soviet and Chinese equipment alongside French- and US-made weapons captured during years of warfare. The centrepiece is a Soviet-built MiG-21 jet fighter, triumphant amid the wreckage of French aircraft downed at Dien Bien Phu, and a US F-111.

Adjacent is the hexagonal Flag Tower, one of the symbols of Hanoi. Access is possible to a terrace overlooking a rusting collection of war matériel (equipment and supplies used by soldiers). Opposite the museum is a small park with a commanding statue of Lenin .