Easy to spot thanks to a large collection of weaponry out front, the Military Museum displays Soviet and Chinese equipment alongside French- and US-made weapons captured during years of warfare. The centrepiece is a Soviet-built MiG-21 jet fighter, triumphant amid the wreckage of French aircraft downed at Dien Bien Phu, and a US F-111.
Vietnam Military History Museum
Adjacent is the hexagonal Flag Tower , one of the symbols of Hanoi
. Access is possible to a terrace overlooking a rusting collection of war matériel. Opposite the museum is a small park with a commanding statue of Lenin .
Address: Dien Bien Phu Street