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China Aviation Museum, Beijing

#9 of 111 in Museums in Beijing
Specialty Museum · Hidden Gem · Museum
See the rich collection of aircraft and weapons at China Aviation Museum, with one section located in the caves of Datangshan Mountain, which was once used as a underground bunker system. Walk or rent an electric cart to explore the three sections. In the cavern exhibition hall, trace the development of aviation, with exhibits displaying modern high-speed and high-altitude fighter planes. Relax by the lake at the open-air exhibition area and admire the tributes to military heroes. In the integrated hall, see a range of fascinating photographs, as well as more aircrafts. Try riding a plane in the simulator and take Mao’s special plane tour at the museum, which offers information boards with brief English explanations. To find out how to plan a trip to Beijing, use our trip itinerary maker.
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  • There's been a lot of confusion online as to when the museum would be re-opened so I can confirm we visited January 4th 2020 and all but one hanger was open to the public. Great museum if you like...  more »
  • As noted by another traveler, the Changping museum is closed until November, 2019. However, Beihang, the Beijing Aviation University, has a small museum on its campus that has a selection of about...  more »
  • Pretty cool museum with a rather spacious outdoor area (which is free) and some exhibition halls. Displays mostly vintage Chinese/Soviet airplanes. You can also rent cute little golf carts that are super fun to get around with. Got there via Shahe University Park Subway and then took a Didi. Not sure that is the best way.
  • Slightly far away from city and not easy to get there . But not to be missed , if in Beijing.

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