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Hanoi Flag Tower

Vietnam Military History Museum, Hanoi, Vietnam
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Ranked #51 of 95 attractions in Hanoi
Type: Scenic/ Historic Walking Areas, Military Museums
Owner description: This place was built between 1805 and 1812 under King Gia Long and is over 2 centuries old. It resembles an old stone fortress and has steps leading... more » Owner description: This place was built between 1805 and 1812 under King Gia Long and is over 2 centuries old. It resembles an old stone fortress and has steps leading to the top where one can get a good view of the city. There are old cannon sitting at the base of the place at grand level. « less
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Ghaziabad, India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

The Cot Co (Flag Tower) is part of the Hanoi Citadel (plus the Vietnam Military History Museum) and its one of the symbols of Hanoi. It was built in 1812 as a later addition to the Hanoi Citadel, which was built by Emperor Gia Long with help from French engineers in 1805. The Cot Co Flag Tower is approximately 33.4... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

The tower is located opposite Lenin Park and next to Army Museum. We did not climb up the tower though. However if you are there, don't miss out the opportunity to snap photos at the tower.

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Auckland, New Zealand
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52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

Walked across the road to view this structure after being a Lenin Park, didn't want to go to the Military Museum so could enter to see inside. Go photo shot.

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Hua Hin, Thailand
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014

We passed by this site on our way to other sites. Just simply look up and there it is. Not really worth going to.

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Tucson, AZ
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45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

Interesting site. Take your photo and move on to military museum. I did not bother climbing the steps up to inside. It is behind Highland Coffee. Had iced tea because was hot and muggy.

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Busan, South Korea
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

You will probably only need a few minutes to see the tower, but there is so much around the tower that could take a few hours to see. Next to it is the Army Museum. Behind it is the Thang Long Citadel. I recommend seeing all of it if you are going.

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Seattle, Washington
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2014

While not a trip in and of itself, it's a cool thing to see and visit. Near it, the American War Museum is very cool. You can see all the military equipment captured in the Vietnam War, and it is very interesting and fun.

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San Francisco Peninsula
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2014

Attractive old red brick tower offering good view of surrounding area. Access is Included in Military History museum entry.

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Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2013

For those interested in army stuff and history. The indoor exhibits showcase a lot of self invented war weapon. No wonder the Vietnamese were a tough lot to defeat. It's better to read up the history of Vietnam before visiting to better appreciate the exhibits. One can climb half way up the flag tower but not all the way as... More

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Perth
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2013

Well, what can I say, it is a tower with a flag on it. When we visited the flag wasn't flying high as someone has died (I can't remember the name) so the flag had a black tie around it. Hanoi's sight but nothing special.

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