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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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In military grounds

Located in the war museum grounds the flag tower is right in the middle of the grounds. Nice view over the aircraft in the museum.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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Sydney, Australia
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26 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

A good place for photos on three veils overlooking the War Museum (as well as direct access). Worth visiting.

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Brussels, Belgium
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This tower has nothing special but you have to know that it's there that the first Vietnamese flag was set after the independance. It's very near of Ho Chi Minh memorial

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Thank berver65
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Located in the war museum grounds the flag tower is right in the middle of the grounds. Nice view over the aircraft in the museum.

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2016

Interesting building, right next to war museum. Enjoy the visit and have a Vietnamese coffee on the big terrace next door.

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oshawa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016

The Vietnamese are very proud of their military history in gaining independence as evidenced by the artifacts in this museum. Somewhat biased in their interpretation of the conflicts and who was committing atrocities, however, isn't history often nothing but a pack of lies written by the victors?

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Pattaya, Thailand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2016

Flag tower and military museum. Center city attractions houses military items and old airplanes and vehicles from the Vietnam War era. Nice view back in time to reminisce.

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Thank Larry M
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2016 via mobile

Visited the museum and had a walk up onto the platforms of the tower. Great stone structure and was nice to hear that it's over 200 years old and is still how it was back then. The stairs are steep for those wanting to walk up.

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Singapore, Singapore
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2016

The flag tower is just close to the War museum, so you cannot miss it. Have a walk around, climb up the terraces and enjoy the view (but you cannot go up the very top)

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Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2016

It was amazing to see this place it is full of history and just amazing it was great to see these in real life.

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Thank Maree K
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2016

Nothing special here. I saw the red flag fluttering when I passed by the place. There is even a Highlands Coffee Cafe besides it. You can take a rest here after much walking.

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