Most tourists have more or less heard of Vietnamâ€™s historical and heroic struggle against mighty invaders from France and the USA. They, as a result, now flock to Vietnam in general and Hanoi in particular so as to figure out how such a small country as Vietnam could win over in the past severe resistance war!
Located in the center of Hanoi, near V.L Lenin’s statue, the Military History Museum is only 600 m from President Ho Chi Minh’s Mausoleum to the East, and covers a 10,000 – square meter area.
Not only is this museum one of the seven national museums but also it acts as the headquater of the army museum system. The museum exhibitions present the Vietnamese military history from the first period of founding the country to the Ho Chi Minh era. One of the well – known ancient monuments on the grounds of the museum in Hanoi flag Tower, classified as a national historic cultural monument. The construction of the Tower started in 1805 and was completed in 1812, with a height of nearly 31 m and a circumstance of 180 m. Hanoi tourist guide.
TheÂ Vietnam Military History MuseumÂ is open daily except Monday and Friday.Â AvailableÂ tours to this museum can be found at any travel agency that offers Hanoi city tours or day tours in and around Hanoi.Â The prices for these one day tours are reasonable and the short duration (usually one day or even half a day) makes them popular among tourists who wish to have an overview of things to see and do in Hanoi.