Vietnam Military History Museum is one of the six national museums in Vietnam. If you are a museum enthusiast, the destination cannot be missed.
This is your chance to acquire knowledge about Vietnam wars and to know about courageous Vietnamese people.
Here you will be presented about all the hardship of Vietnamese people through long history of devastating wars.
28A Dien Bien Phu Street, Ba Dinh District, Hanoi
This museum is not too far from the Old Quarter.
It might take you about 20 minutes to walk there (about 1.6 km walking)
However, I suggest that you also can take a cab to get there in just about 10 minutes.
Every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday, Sunday
Explanation is not always shown surrounding the exhibits. You are advised to approach to the First and Second Indochina Wars in advance so that it is easier to understand artefacts and references. Another option is to find yourself a local guide.
Note cards about each artefact are provided in Vietnamese, English and French. Yet audio-visual displays are in Vietnamese only.
The First and Second Indochina Wars displayed in Vietnam Military History Museum are seen from the perspective of Vietnamese people.
Below is a detailed map to help you find ways in the museum:
Vietnam Military History Museum Map
Vietnam Military History Museum, established on 17/7/1956, is the first museum about military. It has been a cultural institution and an important part of Communist Party and People's Army of Vietnam with thousands of artefacts.
Implementing the decree of President Ho Chi Minh on "Cultural Heritage Preservation", Ministry of Defence already collected and preserved documents, images and artefacts during the resistance war against French colonialists (1945 – 1954).
On the 15th anniversary of the establishment of People's Army of Vietnam, the museum was officially opened on December 21, 1959. Vietnam Military History Museum not only educates Vietnamese citizens about their own tradition but also helps foreigners gain insight into Vietnam and courageous Vietnamese people.
The museum has an indoor-outdoor display system with an area of up to 3,200 m2.
Indoor display of Vietnam Military History Museum
The indoor display system of Vietnam Military History Museum is divided into three 2-storey buildings.
Ho Chi Minh Trail
This legendary route supplied the southern battlefield with food, medical and military aid during the resistance war against America. Enemy bombs, automobile tires, intercom devices and images illustrate the horror of the American war. The fighting life of Truong Son soldiers at the time is also demonstrated.
Soldiers' hardship in the jungle
If interested in the American War, you had better find a local buddy to discuss towards the topic.
People's Armed Forces of Vietnam 1930 – 1944
The display system with thousands of artefacts in Vietnam Military History Museum
The first documents of the Communist Party of Vietnam are preserved here:
The first victory of the Vietnam Liberation Army Propaganda is exhibited here as well.
People's Armed Forces of Vietnam during August Revolution 1945
This section mainly shows the resistance war against Japan, The Great Vietnamese Famine 1945 and Political to armed struggle.
Ba Dinh Square September 2, 1945
Visitors are provided with information about the establishment of Vietnam government, too. Also, images of Ba Dinh Square on Declaration of Independence Day on September 2, 1945 are shown.
People's Armed Forces of Vietnam 1955 – 1968
A bold introduction to the Third National Party Congress of Vietnam is given. Yet the highlight of this section is about South Vietnam after Geneva Agreement.
It exhibits artefacts, images of prisons, torture tools of America and rudimentary weapons of Vietnamese people.
Information about The General Offensive and Uprising of Lunar New Year 1968 can also be found here.
People's Armed Forces of Vietnam 1969 - 1/1973
People's Armed Forces of Vietnam 1973 – 1975
The section shows American conspiracies after the Paris Agreement and how Vietnamese firmly held on to liberated zones.
Simultaneous uprisings resulting in the victory of Phuoc Long and the campaign to liberate Tay Nguyen, Hue - Da Nang and central coastal provinces are all displayed here.
The tank broke through Independence Palace on April 30, 1975
Vietnam Military History Museum Outdoor Display
Outdoor display of Vietnam Military History Museum
The outdoor exhibition area involves war artefacts of great size. All are associated with the up and downs and victories of Vietnamese people in the two bloody resistance wars against French colonialists and American empire.
It is beyond doubt a unique experience to see all those cool artefacts in person!
The monument built from wreckage of B-52 for Victory Dien Bien Phu in the air
Outdoor artefacts such as tanks and airplanes
We might together go to Vietnam Military History Museum to explore the long history of Vietnam.
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