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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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See it with the military museum

Located in the military museum can do 2 things at same time. Realky authentic and cool to look at. Nice photo opportunity. Great when the wind blows

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
Joe_Macpherson04
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Shenzhen, China
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CuriousTraveler007
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It is worth to stop here to take a few photos. The tower is one of the city symbols and part of the Hanoi Citadel, dating from the 1800s.

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Hong Kong, China
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This museum area is interesting, not really worth the fee and we had to pay per cameras we took in, crazy. It is history and has the military collection too.

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Thank _drjackson40
London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The flag tower offers a great view of Vietnamese history and the struggles over the centuries that the Vietnamese have encountered fighting the foes that have wanted to Colonize them. Take your time to see the many artifacts and read the amazing history of Vietnam and there Battles to keep Vietnam for the Vietnamese. It really explains the will and... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Pretty cool, gives you a good view of Lenin and the military vehicles outside of the Army Museum. If you're here, presumably you've seen both of the above so no harm in popping up the tower. Steep steps at the top.

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Thank Adam S
Shenzhen, China
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Located in the military museum can do 2 things at same time. Realky authentic and cool to look at. Nice photo opportunity. Great when the wind blows

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Thank Joe_Macpherson04
Vilnius, Lithuania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 11, 2017

Well, actually this is a museum of Vietnam war, so basically I recommend visit it as you will see not only tower but helicopters and tanks and also crashed plane :)

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Thank LeBasil
Kettering, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 6, 2017

Built in 1812 this is part of the Vietnam Military History Museum. You are able to climb up inside via a spiral staircase, for views. Worth visiting if you are interested in this type of history.

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Lisse, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 3, 2017 via mobile

Nice to see and enter the building. Do not make it your prime purpose though, combine with nearby Citadel, the war museum next door and nearby Ho Chi Minh Mausuleum

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Rayong, Thailand
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 28, 2016

The Hanoi Flag tower was erected in 1812 during the Nguyen Dynasty. It was used for observation around Hanoi Citadel. It was continuously used as a military post but is now part of the Vietnam Military History Museum. The tower has three tiers with a with a spiral staircase leading to the top. The second tier has four doors with... More 

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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 27, 2016 via mobile

Nice museum to visit with the airplanes from the war. Also nice to sit in a Chinook helicopter which I hadn't done before.

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