Fodor's Expert Review Ho Chi Minh & Zone 5 Military Museum

Danang Museum/Gallery

These two museums are located in the same complex, a few kilometers outside of Danang city. Although neither compare with their larger contemporaries, the Ho Chi Minh Museum in Hanoi or the War Remnants in HCMC, a visit here is a great way to learn about the anti-French and anti-American wars and the weaponry utilized, from a purely Vietnamese mindset. The smaller of the two, the Ho Chi Minh Museum has a small replica of Ho Chi Minh's home in Hanoi and three display rooms documenting the life and career of the nation's hero. Information is sparse, but the photo display is worth a look, even if it's just to get a glimpse of a pre-war Vietnam. Adjacent is the military museum courtyard where you can amble around a huge collection of aircraft, tanks, cannons, and armored vehicles confiscated from the enemy by the Vietnamese Fifth Division. Inside, twelve showrooms house a collection of photos, weapons, and artifacts representing the struggle and victory of the Vietnamese, including the... READ MORE

These two museums are located in the same complex, a few kilometers outside of Danang city. Although neither compare with their larger contemporaries, the Ho Chi Minh Museum in Hanoi or the War Remnants in HCMC, a visit here is a great way to learn about the anti-French and anti-American wars and the weaponry utilized, from a purely Vietnamese mindset. The smaller of the two, the Ho Chi Minh Museum has a small replica of Ho Chi Minh's home in Hanoi and three display rooms documenting the life and career of the nation's hero. Information is sparse, but the photo display is worth a look, even if it's just to get a glimpse of a pre-war Vietnam. Adjacent is the military museum courtyard where you can amble around a huge collection of aircraft, tanks, cannons, and armored vehicles confiscated from the enemy by the Vietnamese Fifth Division. Inside, twelve showrooms house a collection of photos, weapons, and artifacts representing the struggle and victory of the Vietnamese, including the very slippers Special Task Force member Phan Thi Mua used to smuggle enough dynamite powder to blow up the U.S. Fuel Depot in Danang in 1972.

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Museum/Gallery

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3 Duy Tan
Danang, Da Nang  Vietnam

0511-362-4014

Sight Details:
Rate Includes: 20,000d, Closed 11 am–1:30 pm

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