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Hanoi Flag Tower

Address: Vietnam Military History Museum, Hanoi, Vietnam
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Ranked #46 of 91 Attractions in Hanoi
Type: Military Museums, Scenic/ Historic Walking Areas, Landmarks
Owner description: This place was built between 1805 and 1812 under King Gia Long and is over 2 centuries old. It...
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Type: Military Museums, Scenic/ Historic Walking Areas, Landmarks
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.

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17 reviews 17 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

Cool spot to go to, gets a good view of the museum and planes. Very historical building. very affordable

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

Opposite Lenin park this museum is worth a visit. Outside exhibition more interesting than the inside. Good insight into the tenacity & fighting spirit of Vietnamese people. Also got to know of the travails faced by them due to wars.

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Otley West Yorkshire
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71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014 via mobile

We weren't bothered so much about the museum but the tower is within the museum grounds. We went into the coffee house next to the museum and walked through to the tower. You can't go to the top of the tower but go up the stairs and you get some decent views. We even had a wander around the captured... More 

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102 helpful votes 102 helpful votes
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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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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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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Jasper, Indiana
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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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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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