The Museum of the Fifth Military Zone in Da Nang is one of the top museums in the city. This three-storey military museum is a must-visit for tourists interested in the history of Vietnam. The displays here focus on the French and American wars and Da Nang’s struggle for independence. Visitors will come across a variety of military themed material ranging from vehicles used during the war, including tanks and other armored vehicles, cannons, a collection of weapons, aircraft, historical documents and photos and more; some of which are located indoors, and others outdoor. Some of the indoor displays feature the history and victories of Military Zone 5, as well as the creativity and resilience of the local people during the two wars. There are also a number of displays and artifacts at the museum that are quite well known. These include the Cessna O-1 Bird Dog observation aircraft, the M48 Patton gun tank and the A-37 Dragonfly light-attack aircraft. For groups consisting of more than 5 people, guided tours are available. Image Credit: Mztourist, CC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons
7.30am to 11.00am and 1.30pm to 4.30pm.
Around 2 hours or more
Adults, senior visitors, young adults, families, children
The Cessna O-1 Bird Dog observation aircraft, the M48 Patton gun tank and the A-37 Dragonfly light-attack aircraft
The Museum of the Fifth Military Zone does not offer prayer facilities for Muslim visitors. Muslims visiting Da Nang will also not be able to find any mosques or Islamic Centres in the city. Visitors to the museum can therefore try to locate a secluded place outdoors to offer their prayers.
While visitors to the Museum of the Fifth Military Zone may not be able to find any food outlets at the attraction, they are sure to find plenty in the surrounding areas. They must however be careful when dining at local restaurants, as non-Halal ingredients are widely used. Muslims visiting the city could also dine at the only known Halal restaurant in Da Nang.