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China Aviation Museum

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Address: Xiaotangshan Town, Changping District, Beijing 102211, China
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Cool aviation museum that's very far from the centre

Located in Changping district in the very north of Beijing, this is NOT one of the most convenient places to be especially when you want to check out the old-fashioned planes from... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Beijing, China
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Beijing, China
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Located in Changping district in the very north of Beijing, this is NOT one of the most convenient places to be especially when you want to check out the old-fashioned planes from China. It showed the progress of how our Chinese airplane industry has transformed and evolved into a mega giant! I liked the old soviet types of M-19, Mig-25... More 

Thank Laxiaozi08200912
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016 via mobile

Great collection of aircraft, most normally not found in Western museums. Also good History of China aviation, Aircraft manufacturing, engine / turbine development and techno/strategic relations with Russia. Some information available in English text, however without a Chinese speak fried or guide one would not be able to take full advantage of the visit to really grand museum. Located Approx.... More 

Thank vahehg
Doncaster, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 March 2016 via mobile

To get there: I followed the excellent directions given in LaoBeijing's review. I nearly missed the stop on the 945 bus - it is the first one after you cross Ring Road 6, about 1 km later, marked by a brown column on the left. The site is huge and free to enter. As well as planes, there are helicopters,... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 February 2016 via mobile

If you've ever wondered where Chinese MIGs go to rest in peace, this is the place! I've never seen so many 1960s MIGs in one place! The planes outdoors are not in good shape, but some are unique samples on display. The indoor pavilions, while not Smithsonian level, do display Chinese aviation history in detail. The only issue is that... More 

1 Thank prutchi
Beijing, China
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2016

This Feb, was the third time, my son and I visited this museum. First was in 2009, then in 2011. The museum itself hasn't changed at all. Only thing different is it has become way more convenient to get there, thanks to the reliable Beijing subway system. First, lets see how we can get there. Like so many suburban attractions... More 

3 Thank LaoBeijing
Bratislava, Slovakia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2016

Interesting museum, especially if you are into technological stuff. They have more than 100 airplanes,for passengers and also army planes and helicopters. The museum is pretty big, but I wouldn't reccomend hiring the electric cart, because it's better to just walk around all the planes. There are two big hangars with inside expositions, and also lots of planes outside. In... More 

Thank Anna J
Las Vegas, Nevada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2015

This is a cool visit if you are into aviation, however it is a bit of a drive from the city center. I would recommend visiting if you are already in the area while going to see the Ming Tombs.

Thank Jake W
Dereham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2015

Being an aircraft enthusiast I have always had my eye on this museum and I finally had the opportunity to visit this unique place. There are over 200 aircraft in this museum, many of which are unique to this collection. As well as seeing the aircraft, it was interesting to walk through the old cold war bunker and seeing PLAAF... More 

Thank PercyPotter
Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2015

Lots of walking but also lots to see. Some of the plains are starting to show wear and tear for being outside but others inside look great.

Thank Matthew S
Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2015

Totally worth the 1.5hr taxi ride. Huge number of planes on display on a vast piece of land (you can take a golf buggy to ride around it is that big). Rest of display is in an underground bunker. How cool is that? No crowds and plenty of information in english. Best thing my son did in Beijing!

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