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Address: Vietnam Military History Museum, Hanoi, Vietnam
Description: This place was built between 1805 and 1812 under King Gia Long and is over...
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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Visit to temple of liturature in Hanoi

This is over 1000 years old and worth a visit. It is in a number of different sections including a section showing the names of all the top scholars who got a doctorate although... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 30, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

This is over 1000 years old and worth a visit. It is in a number of different sections including a section showing the names of all the top scholars who got a doctorate although you can't read names now theses are displayed Chinese lettering there is also a very nice temple

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Kuressaare, Estonia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

When visiting War museum, go and vist also flag tower, You will get nice view to city and museum from higher

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Auckland, New Zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 176 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Among a lot of other attractions and it's very photogenic, structure could perhaps could do with a makeover and a clean up. You get a good view from the top once again good photo opportunities, I recommend this to see.

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Evergem, Belgium
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 145 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

On the same grounds as the military museum and an important landmark for Vietnam. You can climb a few levels and have a nice view over the grounds. The flag is on top uninterrupted since 1986, the change the flag every 2-3 weeks. Could use some resaturation but maybe they leave it this way so you can see the historical... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 143 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

The Ha Noi Flag Tower is on the Military Museum's grounds, so it's an easy attraction to view during a trip to this visitor's complex. After ascending the main stairs from the plaza to the first level (note: these are steep and have steps with narrow width, so use caution to prevent a tumble), you then enter & duck under... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

The building is a bit dirty and well loved, it needs freshening up but it looks very 'real' from bellow. The flag flies most of the time - and it is the middle of lots of other tourist hot spots so you are bound to see it without need to schedule it in.

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Beijing, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

This was the highlight of the otherwise miserable Military Museum. I didn't know this was an attraction by itself butpart of the Military Museum. In any case, you can't enter without paying the dollar and a half fee for the museum. I wish I had been able to climb higher up the tower but it is what it is and... More 

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Hanoi, Vietnam
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

Hanoi Flag Tower is located on Dien Bien Phu St. This was constructed in 1812. I think this is "PHOTOGENIC" at nighttime. Because this is lighted up at night. You should take a picture from Highlands-Coffee near tower. I recommend this attraction.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

Entrance is through the Military museum. From the second platform you get a great view of the planes and helicopter etc in the yard outside the museum. The flag has been flown every day since independence from the French uninterrupted even during the War with America. Well worth a visit.

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Taipei, Taiwan
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

For some reason this is listed as the Hanoi Flag Tower by itself, when actually it is part of the Army Museum. The museum disappointed me because I was interested in learning more about the history of the Vietnam war. The museum covers history of all of Vietnam's wars and all the signage that explains the details of the history... More 

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Address: Vietnam Military History Museum, Hanoi, Vietnam
Location: Asia  >  Vietnam  >  Hanoi

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