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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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Historical site.

Are you interested in Vietnamese history you definitely should visit this place. Inside you find a lot of exhibits from the different conflicts Viet Nam have been in and it's good... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
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Fredrikstad, Norway
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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Vietnam Military History Museum was for the place who were interested in Military related treasures. Even the military used helicopters and tanks were displayed. Very interesting.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

It is one of the symbols of Hanoi. It is 100 year ole strucrure with good view of Ba Dinh, the country's administrative centre, and the Vietnam Military History Museum, which is also a must see in Hanoi.

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Fredrikstad, Norway
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Are you interested in Vietnamese history you definitely should visit this place. Inside you find a lot of exhibits from the different conflicts Viet Nam have been in and it's good to learn and to see things from the viet side of the war too. The tower is a nice view and a great place for taking pictures and just... More 

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Hollister, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Tower built in 1812. Old architecture. Lots of weapons and military hardware on display, that were used in the Vietnam War, from 1958 thru 1973. No charge for visiting the exterior displays.

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San Marcos, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

You can see the clock tower from quite a ways off. It is part of the Hanoi Citadel and has been there for about 200 years.

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Thank JimmyJackk
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice to visit when you're planning a walking tour through the Old Quarter. It's next to the military museum and their is no entrance fee. Some information is given and you have a nice view from each level of the tower and you can make nice pictures. There are some nice restaurants and little bars around too.

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Thank Kimberly B
Adelaide, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We didnt want to go to the war museum but we were walking past and found that you can get a good view and take some good pictures from dien bien phu street near the lenin statue. This is a impressive building and well worth a visit if you are near by.

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Thank David R
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Old Flag Tower is next to the Military Museum and can be accessed from the grounds of the museum, it is free to go onto the Flag Tower. It is interesting to look at how it was built and the narrow stairways leading to each floor and the stone bricks used to make the building. You will be able... More 

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Thank Chris H
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had quite a few opportunities to view the Flag Tower around the Citidel, Ba Dinh Square area when we were on foot/cyclo riding.

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The flag tower is part of the Hanoi citadel, which is not impressive nor is it well kept. You can admire the flag tower from the road and not bother to get in.

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