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Address: Vietnam Military History Museum, Hanoi, Vietnam
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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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Exactly As The Name Suggests

We just saw this from the street as the museum where it stands was closed on Mondays. It's a flag tower. It's tall & it has the Vietnamese flag flying. What more can you say... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
Angela B
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Aberdeen, United Kingdom

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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64 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We just saw this from the street as the museum where it stands was closed on Mondays. It's a flag tower. It's tall & it has the Vietnamese flag flying. What more can you say?! Maybe there's more to it if you go to the museum....

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Thank Angela B
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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62 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I Loved this place and it's so cheap at 40,000vd I spent hours here. there's just so much to look at.. the planes,tanks and helicopters are cool and you can look closely it's a good place to learn a lot about the Vietnamese war!

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Thank Kelly B
Cambridge, New Zealand
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554 reviews
386 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 221 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I really enjoyed visiting the Hanoi Flag Tower. You can learn about different aspects and views on Vietnamese war history. It helps to connect the dots of how Vietnam became involved in wars. Tip : sunhat, sunscreen, camera, water, allow good length time

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Thank Janr20
Los Angeles, California
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8 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

You will learn about the different wars the Vietnamese have fought, specially the Vietnam War ( or if you are from that part of the hemisphere, The American War). Very informative and a lot of airplanes, war tanks, and more.

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Thank Maramarafilms
Melbourne, Australia
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41 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We enjoyed walking through this whole place. We went here as went to the museum. Climbed up inside and got some good photos from upper level. Be warned..the toilets were most dreadful ones we had in Vietnam.

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Thank 12Lois61
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65 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016 via mobile

Yepp, a tower with a flag. Did not pay much attention to this part of the museum as the old airplanes and helicopters were more interesting :)

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Thank Klas B
New Delhi, India
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015

known as cot co in the local language, the flag tower is one of the last reminders of the imperial citadel. though the public can only climb upto the 2nd gallery and not the flaf tower, the view is astounding.

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Thank aliyah123
West Beach, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015

Next to and part of the Army museum & only worth seeing if you are going to the army museum. It is old, large but rather pointless.

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Thank Kevin6333
Sydney, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015

Worth including in your itinerary (1-2 hours is all you need). Few tanks, helicopter, a fighter jet are on display in the internal courtyard. The museum inside seems to focus too much on the Vietnam war. I would have preferred a bit more info on the Vietnam history in the context of south-east Asia. The site also includes a tea/coffee... More 

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Thank AdrianD80
BSB Brunei
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015

Useful to get your sense of direction when walking around the area. Nothing special. The museum closes during the lunch break so time your visit carefully.

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