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Address: Vietnam Military History Museum, Hanoi, Vietnam
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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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Flag tower is in the population of Vietnam military museum, this museum near my hotel so we can walk to visit it. After seeing the series of weapons of war we went to the top of... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 20, 2015
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Tokyo Prefecture, Japan

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Flag tower is in the population of Vietnam military museum, this museum near my hotel so we can walk to visit it. After seeing the series of weapons of war we went to the top of tower, here you can enjoy panoramic Hanoi from above, immediately north of the Citadel is one of the most ancient places in Hanoi. Sightseeing... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

it's not always open, so if you want to go up, ask at the ticket window before paying your entry fee to the Military History museum. This is only 1 reason to go in the grounds, though, since the museum itself is the real attraction. Inside, get a sense of VN's many wars, then see a large pile of US... More 

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Grafton, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Not much can be said about the Flag Tower other than Its a Flag Tower, its in an interesting part of the city though so take your time and enjoy looking around it.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

The Hanoi Flag Tower is just a short walk from Uncle Ho’s Mausoleum and is kind of inside the Military Museum. You can climb the stairs to the top to take photos of the citadal, Lennon Park and the military museum.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

The museum contains a lot of American and French war materials, which is quite interesting. It was only allowed to access the lower parts of the tower when we were there.. 40.000 vnd per person, and 30.000 vnd for a camera if you do wanna take pictures.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

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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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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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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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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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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