Army Museumintroduces the army history of the modern war in Vietnam

Last Update: 23rd October 2020
Lying in the center of Hanoi, Army Museum – Bảo Tàng Quân Đội demonstrates the the heroic tenacity of the Vietnamese people against intruders through the historical facts in World War II, the French Indochina War, and Vietnam War.

Army Museum Fast Facts

  • Name: Vietnam Military History Museum
  • Area: 12,800 square meters
  • Things to do th​ere: Vietnamese Modern War, Photography, Vietnamese Culture
  • Who visits: Culture Lovers, Photographers, Military Fans
  • Time required: 1 – 2 x hours

What to expect at the Army Museum

Small flamethrowers, bombs, fighters and other weapons used by the North Vietnamese Army and the US military during the Vietnam War are well-preserved at the Army Museum.
The well-known old building – Flag Tower of Hanoi is situated there as well. The tower is more than 30 meters tall. The top is decorated with carvings. It was the royal tower in the past but is Vietnamese National Cultural Heritage Site at present.
Army Museum – Bảo Tàng Quân Đội is divided into indoor exhibition area and outdoor exhibition area. The indoor exhibition area is composed of several themes exhibitions – “Victory of Dien Bien Phu”, “Dien Bien Phu in the Sky”, and “the Road of Ho Chi Minh”. Visitors can see the sculpture of Ho Chi Minh and daily articles used by Ho Chi Minh, a variety of weapons, etc. In addition, the precious materials of the big and small battles can be found there.
At the outdoor area, there are heavy military weapons such as anti-aircraft guns, artillery, armored vehicles, and tanks. Some are supplied by the former Soviet Union and China, and some are captured from the French and American troops. The most special one is former Soviet-made MiG-21 fighter in the central area of the open space which is placed on the large pile of French-made aircraft wreckage and the scrap iron of the American-made aircraft F111.
The placement symbolizes the fact that the fighter shot down the American fighters in the Battle of Dien Bien Phu. Observe carefully and you’ll find there are 14 stars on the nose of the fighter, which means the Vietnamese fighters shot down 14 American fighters.

Best time to visit the Army Museum

The best time to visit Army Museum – Bảo Tàng Quân Đội is in the morning.
You could visit the museum around the year.


How to get to the Army Museum

As the museum is located 10 minutes walk from the Bating Square, you could take Bus 9 and Bus 18 to the Stop of Le Hong Phong. Then walk to museum. Alternatively, you could rent a vehicle to the museum.​


Additional Army Museum Travel Advice

  • Opening hours: 08:00 – 13:00 and 13:00 – 16:30 (Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday). It is closed to the public on Monday and Friday.
  • As at 23rd October 2020, the entrance pricing to the museum is 40,000 VND. For the latest pricing information, please contact us via email (
  • Please keep quiet in the museum.
  • If you want to take photos, please consult the reception what parts are permitted to be taken photos.
  • Please don’t wear shorts, skirts and slippers in the museum.

Interested in visiting the Army Museum on a Tour?

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