28A Dien Bien Phu Street, Ba Dinh district, Hanoi
Vietnam Military History Museum is inaugurated in 1959 on the occasion of 15 years of Vietnamese Military Day, this is one of the oldest museums in Hanoi and is particularly interesting for those wishing to learn about Vietnam military history, because most of the country’s history is about war and fighting for independence. There are both indoors and outdoors sections with display of military-related artifacts. Its exhibition dated back to as early as Hung Vuong King, which is considered as the start of Vietnam as a country, the first thousand year of being colonized by Chinese is elaborately depicted, as well as the century struggle against French colony.
Military History Museum exhibition system has reconstituted so clearly about the history of Vietnam from its establish in Hung Vuong King to Ho Chi Minh time, reflecting some prominent fights against the enemies and expressing the talent mind of Vietnamese leaders, their military strategy, military arts, etc. The outdoor exhibition area may be the most attractive place because it keeps the huge evidences of the war like: a Soviet-built MiG-21 jet fighter, triumphant amid the wreckage of French aircraft downed at Dien Bien Phu, and a US F-111..
Visit Vietnam Military History Museum, you should not miss to visit the Flag tower nearby.