Timings : 8:00 AM - 11:30 AM, 1:00 PM - 4:30 PM,
Closed on Mondays and Fridays
Time Required : 1 - 2 hours
Entry Fee : Vietnamese: VND 10,000 - VND 20,000,
Foreigners: VND 40,000
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The Vietnam Military History Museum, also known as the Army Museum, houses authentic war relics, collection of weaponry used during the Vietnam War, artefacts, and some detailed accounts of war soldiers.Some huge war evidences and notable attractions are an MiG21 jet fighter, M107 gun, a military tank and many others. The museum is a well curated and well documented one for those interested in the Vietnam war.
The Vietnam Military History Museum is one of the seven national museums in Vietnam. It contains an incredible collection of genuine war relics, photographs and stories from its long-ranging wars with China, France and the U.S. The museum was inaugurated on the 15th anniversary of the Vietnam People's Army in 1959 and has collected, stored and displayed over 1,50,000 artefacts. It is considered a holder of Vietnam's war history.
The main building concentrates on the Vietnamese wars until World War II. This includes the Chinese and French colonisation and Japanese occupation, the rise of Viet Minh in North Vietnam and the subsequent independence in 1945. The newer building is focused on Vietnam’s wars with America, the tactics used by Viet Cong and how the American War shaped the Vietnam of today.
The first floor contains 3 rooms - the first room is dedicated to the Hung King's military troops, the second room contains a statue of President Ho Chi Minh and photographs from the First Indochina War in Vietnam, the final room traces the wars from the Ly to the Nguyen dynasty. Important artefacts here are the Dien Bien Phu exhibits, MiG19 and MiG21 aircraft and Sam 2 and Sam 3 missiles. You would also get to see photographs of the battlefields and the Vietnamese uniform, the weapons used by them such as bamboo spikes.