Visitors to Thang Long Imperial Citadel can now visit vault the House D67 with many new artifacts on display. House and basement D67 are located north of Kinh Thien palace. Previously, this place was the Command Headquarters of the Vietnam People’s Army during the 1954 – 1975 war.

Thang Long Imperial Citadel

In 1966, the US began using air force to attack the capital Hanoi. In 1967, the level of raiding became increasingly fierce. To ensure the headquarters’ workplace during the war, the Ministry of National Defense decided to build a house in Area A, Command Headquarters, Ministry of National Defense (Hanoi Citadel Palace during the Nguyen Dynasty). The house was designed and built in 1967, called house D67.

House D67

Historical and revolutionary relic House D67 is associated with the activities of the Politburo, the Central Military Commission of the Communist Party of Vietnam (from 1976 onwards, the Vietnam Labor Party), the Minister of National Defense, and the General Staff of the School. Vietnam People’s Army since September 1968. There are meeting rooms of the Politburo and Central Military Commission: Office of General Vo Nguyen Giap and Office of General Van Tien Dung.

House D67

House D67 is one of the few military structures during the resistance war against the US that is still relatively intact. The main reason is because the project is built with sustainable materials: iron, steel, bricks, sand, cement. When damage occurs, the project is repaired promptly, on the other hand, the project is located in the confidential area, carefully protected.

On the outside, House D67 is a normal flat-roof house, size: 43.02 x 20.85m, roof top height 7.89m, located under a grove of trees. Only when inside does the military element appear clearly, the walls are 0.6m thick, soundproofed, the door has 2 layers: the outer layer is made of 1cm thick steel plate. On the roof there is a layer of sand, which prevents rocket fragments and common bomb fragments.

House D67

The back hallway is open with two doors to the underground bunker. The hatch is made of sheet steel.
The meeting room of the Politburo and the Central Military Commission has 4 doors: the office of General Vo Nguyen Giap and General Van Tien Dung has 2 doors. When an incident occurs, you can quickly escape or go underground. There is no audio, video recording or anti-intrusion system inside.

Tunnel D67 (Central Military Commission bunker) was built in 1967 along with building D67. The tunnel is 9m deep, solidly built to resist bombs. The tunnel has three flights of stairs up and down.

House D67

The tunnels consists of 3 rooms, the largest is the duty room, which still preserves many artifacts such as: the desk of the General Staff, large maps to orient enemy aircraft, radio sets, and telephones, connected to the Presidential Palace, notice board of enemy aircraft situation.

House D67

Here, on display are artifacts used by comrades in the Politburo, Central Military Commission, Ministry of National Defense, and General Staff during the years of resistance against the US.

house D67

House D67 is a simple military structure but has very high use value. For 7 years, the house ensured safety for the Vietnamese leaders to work, plan policies, and direct the organization to successfully carry out the final phase of the resistance war against the US and save the country. House D67 is one of the precious military and cultural relics in the 20th century.

To visit the House D67 and tunnels, you first need to buy a ticket for 30,000 VND per person. Students, seniors, ticket price is 15,000 VND.

Source: collected by An

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