Half Day Hanoi Military History Tour

Hanoi, Vietnam
  • 4 Hour Duration
  • Available on Tue, Wed, Thu, Sat, Sun
  • Private Car
  • Private Tour
  • Tour Guide

Half Day Hanoi Military History Tour: Vietnam has a long and complex military history, with conflicts dating back centuries. In the 20th century, the country was involved in several major conflicts, including the First Indochina War and the Vietnam War. These conflicts were marked by guerrilla warfare tactics, which were used effectively by the Viet Cong and other groups. The Vietnam War in particular was a long and brutal conflict, with significant casualties on both sides. Despite the challenges, the Vietnamese military has continued to evolve and modernize in the years since the war, and today it is considered one of the strongest in Southeast Asia.

This half day tour is designed particularly for those wishing to learn about Vietnam military history, reflecting some prominent fights against the enemies and expressing the talent mind of Vietnamese leaders, their military strategy, military arts, etc, understand more about the proud Vietnamese military history.

Half Day Hanoi Military History Tour Itinerary

08:00. Pick up at your hotel, start your tour first visit the Military History Museum, where photos and war remains will give you a first approach of Vietnamese history through its conflicts. Visit nearby Hanoi Flag tower and learn why it is one of the most respected symbols of the country.

Next visit to Hoa Lo Prison, built and used by French rulers in Vietnam for political prisoners, and then by the government of North Vietnam for war prisoners. This building is also known by the name of “Hanoi Hilton” and “hosted” some American prisoners such as Senator John McCain and Pete Peterson, United States’ first post-war ambassador to Vietnam in 1997.

Continue moving to the B-52 Victory Museum, displaying relics of B-52 stratofortress, an aircraft that played a major role in the American war. On the way back, you also see a small lake contains wreckage of a B-52 bomber shot down over Hanoi in 1972. (now also called B-52 lake).

Last on your journey to the Long Bien bridge (originally named Doumer Bridge), built in 1902 by Sir Gustave Eiffel’s company. Take a walking tour of this fascinating structure to learn more on its role in war time.

12:30. Tour ends at Hoan Kiếm Lake or anywhere convenient for tourists to return, and then tour guides will show them how to get back your hotels/hostels otherwise we will take you back hotels.

Tour Inclusion
  • Transferring by AC private car as specified in the itinerary
  • English speaking tour guide (other language available upon request)
  • Entry fees for all visits as mentioned in the program,
  • Mineral water
Tour Exclusion 
  • Tips for tour guide (Recommended).
  • Other drinks not mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Personal expenses: Shopping, buying souvenir.
Special Notes
  • This tour is not operated on Mondays and Fridays, as Military History & B52 Victory museums are closed.
  • This Half Day Hanoi Military History Tour is available in the Morning and Afternoon.
Cancellation Policy
  • You’ll get a full refund if you cancel at least 48 hour(s) before the activity starts.
  • In case of unforeseen events or extreme weather, the operator reserves the right to cancel the tour. If this happens, you have the option to reschedule or request a full refund.

The Military History Museum in Hanoi is a popular tourist destination, and the cost of admission is reasonable. As of 2023, the entrance fee for adults is 40,000 Vietnamese Dong, which is equivalent to roughly $1.75 USD. For children under the age of 15, the entrance fee is 10,000 Vietnamese Dong, or approximately $0.43 USD. The museum is open every day of the week except for Mondays and Fridays, and visitors can explore a variety of exhibits that showcase Vietnam's military history. Some of the highlights of the museum include displays of weapons, uniforms, and vehicles used by Vietnamese soldiers throughout history. Overall, the Military History Museum in Hanoi is an affordable and educational destination for tourists and locals alike.

The cost of admission to the War Remnants Museum in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam is 40,000 VND for adults, which is equivalent to around $1.75 USD. For students with valid ID or children under 18 years old, the entrance fee is discounted to 20,000 VND, or about $0.87 USD. The museum is open daily from 7:30 AM to 6:00 PM, and visitors are advised to allocate at least 2 hours to fully explore the exhibits. The museum showcases the brutality of the Vietnam War through powerful photographs, weapons, and artifacts. It is a must-visit destination for anyone interested in history, politics, and war.

Hanoi was previously known as Thăng Long, which translates to "Ascending Dragon." The name was given to the city in 1010 by Emperor Lý Thái Tổ, who believed that he saw a dragon rising from the river. This name remained in use until 1831 when Emperor Minh Mạng changed it to Hà Nội, which means "Between Rivers" or "River Interior." Despite the name change, Hanoi still retains much of its ancient charm and is home to many historical sites and landmarks that showcase its rich history and culture. Today, it is the capital city of Vietnam and is a bustling metropolis that attracts visitors from all over the world.

The War Museum is an important landmark that showcases the history of war and its impact on society. The duration of the visit depends on your level of interest in the subject matter. If you are a history buff, you may need several hours to explore the exhibits and learn about the different wars. However, if you are short on time, you can still get a good overview of the museum in about an hour. The museum is open daily from 9 am to 5 pm, and guided tours are available for those who want a more in-depth experience. Overall, the War Museum is a must-visit for anyone interested in learning about the impact of war on humanity.

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