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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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Historical landmark

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 14, 2015
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Evergem, Belgium

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Evergem, Belgium
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 135 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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Anchorage, Alaska
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 130 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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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 64 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 121 helpful votes
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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 325 helpful votes
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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Stow-on-the-Wold, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
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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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

From the road the Flag Tower just looks that, a flag. However we were pleasantly surprised upon venturing inside as the area holds much more than just the flag. Little did we know it was the home to a great war museum and surrounds with many interesting pieces of original artifacts. Planes,tanks,bombs, cannons and a whole heap more. You can... More 

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Hanoi, Vietnam
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 203 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

The Flag Tower is in the same complex as the Army Museum. We happened to come here most recently when the museum was closed (Mondays and Fridays), and you can still go to the Flag Tower without paying admission. It's really not much more than a monument - not a tourist attraction in itself - but it's a nice spot... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

Hanoi Flag Tower at the age of nearly 200 years is renowned as one of the symbols of hanoi. The Tower is 33m in height with three platforms and the eight-side tower, and 41m in height consisting of the flag pole. With the first construction purpose as an observatory; It offers a breathtaking view for the watchers standing on it.... More 

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

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