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Hanoi Flag Tower

Vietnam Military History Museum, Hanoi, Vietnam
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Could be combined with Mausoleum and Citadel

It would be great if it was possible to get up to the tower! However, I do not know if it is... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Shimnik
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Delft, The Netherlands
Remnants of the past

The flag tower was once part of the sprawling citadel of Hanoi. Most people mistake that you need... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
karlo a
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Calgary, Canada
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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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Vietnam Military History Museum, Hanoi, Vietnam
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Reviewed yesterday

It would be great if it was possible to get up to the tower! However, I do not know if it is possible to do. I saw the tower on the way from Ho Chi Minh mausoleum to the Old Citadel. It looks good and...More

Thank Shimnik
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The flag tower was once part of the sprawling citadel of Hanoi. Most people mistake that you need to buy a ticket for the Military History museum to access the tower, no you could simply head through Highlands coffee and get there.At the top of...More

Thank karlo a
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Wonderful mix of recent history (last 60 years) and anthropology with beautiful gardens and a superb range of photographs with lovely walkways

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This tower took us longer to find than look at. For some reason we had a job finding the Hanoi Flag Tower location so by the time we found it we had missed open hours. Regardless it was still worth the trouble and a look...More

Thank Nunngo
Reviewed 29 July 2017

The museum is interesting and worth a visit even though part of it is being upgraded, We enjoyed climbing the flag tower and inspecting the military hardware left behind from the Vietnam war.

Thank waterman2012
Reviewed 27 July 2017 via mobile

This site is part of the larger Hanoi Citadel world heritage site. As such, it deserves a spot on your itinerary. More recently, it is also a much photographed part of the Vietnam war.

Thank Raymond W
Reviewed 17 July 2017

Very simple and basic landmark. Climbing onto the upper tiers of the tower offers a rather clear view of the vicinity. However, getting to the highest accessible tier requires climbing up rather steep and narrow steps. Not recommended for visitors with bad knees or elderly...More

Thank CYY_sg
Reviewed 1 July 2017

Enjoyable experience - a have-to-visit place for Americans, in my opinion. Interesting getting a different perspective, for sure.

Thank Lydia Farmer L
Reviewed 5 June 2017

An interesting museum but the lack of air conditioning made it quite hard work, the lovely lady with the wee shop let us sit inside and drink out water - thank you

1  Thank kjbwanaka
Reviewed 4 June 2017

near war museum, not a real lot to see actually, a walk thru citadel is better - again bit bland not a lot took my attention

Thank grampsxpress
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