Chinese Aviation Museum
West of Xiaotangshan County, Changping District, Beijing, China
: Northwest of Tiananmen
: 49.4 km away from the city center Tiananmen
Comprehensive Exhibition Hall:
20 RMB/adult, 10 RMB/student, aged above 60
Free to active military personnel, retired personnel, persons with disabilities, aged above 65 in Beijing (with valid ID card)
Bus No.643, 945 at Aviation Museum Station
Chinese Aviation Museum is the first large aviation museum opened to the public in China. It is the highlight of aviation treasures in Asia. The museum collects more than one hundred kinds of models over a total of more than 200 aircrafts. There are also air missiles, artillery, air defense radar, aviation bombs and etc. The exhibitions in Aviation Museum can be compared with Military Museum. It is a good place for children to visit.
Large Cave Exhibition Hall:
The cave exhibition hall covers about 20,000 square meters. There inlayed 265 round lights in the arched top, which makes the starry landscape.
Treasures Exhibition Hall:
The treasures exhibition hall covers about 600 square meters.
Outdoor Exhibition Area:
The outdoor exhibition area is about 40,000 square meters.
Chairman Mao's plane
Red star shining Hero Fighter
This is the first fighter that had shot down the enemy plane in the Korean War. After several times' shooting down the enemy planes, the commander of the air force decided that each time this fighter shot down the enemy plane, a red star would be painted on the plane body. Solid red star means shot down while red star hollow means injuring.
Xiang Yu Drama Club Plane
Xiang Yu Drama Club Plane has a red head with the Chinese character "Xiang Yu Ju She" on it. It was donated by Xiang Yu Drama Club. Xiang Yu was a famous artist of Yu Opera. From 1951, Xiang Yu and her colleagues started from Xi'an to hold benefit Yu Opera Concert for about half a year. They donated all they earned to buy this fighter to support the front line of the Korean War.
The preparation work started from October 1986 and opened to the public on November 11th 1989. The whole area of the museum is 720,000 square meters.
08:30 - 17:30 from Tuesday to Sunday
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Views from Travelers:
It is a good place, especially for those who love military. Large and not crowd. There are lots of aircrafts. Many schools organized students to visit the museum.
I went there with my kid. It was the second time we went there. The kids love the museum.
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