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Hanoi Flag Tower

Vietnam Military History Museum, Hanoi, Vietnam
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It's a Tower

Located within the War Remembrance Museum the tower adds a bit of history but it isn't really very... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Durham, United Kingdom
Worth visiting

The tower is within the military museum complex and while not the most spectacular, it feels... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Gary P
Bedford, United Kingdom
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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

Located within the War Remembrance Museum the tower adds a bit of history but it isn't really very interesting in itself...as the review title says...it's a tower.

Thank Brufsters
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

The tower is within the military museum complex and while not the most spectacular, it feels historic and there are great views from the uppermost public deck. Never understood why people feel the need to scratch their name into historic buildings and monuments though. Always...More

Thank Gary P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You have to give it to the Vietnamese, they are the only nation that could not be beaten by the might of the USA forces and a visit to this small museum is definitely worth it. Unlike some of the museums in Hanoi, most of...More

Thank Wyntec
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Not as good as the Saigon military museum but still gives an idea. Access is only to the third level of the flag tower. Lots of groups and busses at this site make it interesting as there is not a lot of parking inside. The...More

Thank ChrisinCairns
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The tower is within the grounds of the War Rembrance museum and supposedly dates from the Nguyen king dynasty of the 1800’s. Adds an old touch to the displays seen there.

Thank David B L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Come there and climp up to levels of the tower, looking around, touching ancient piece of brick and stone, the guns and military remains... feeling thankful of your ancestors and proud and strong to be next generation.

Thank Uyennguyent
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We spent a interesting afternoon visiting the Military museum. There was lots to see and read regarding the war. Very sobering

1  Thank Triangle81
Reviewed 27 October 2017 via mobile

The tower was built in 1812 during the Nguyen dynasty as an observation post to the Hanoi Citadel. Unlike many other structures in Hanoi, it was not destroyed during the French invasion (1896-1897), and was continuously used as a military post. It is now located in the Vietnam Military...More

1  Thank Hanahmercer
Reviewed 12 October 2017 via mobile

This is located on the grounds at the Vietnam Military History Museum. Built from 1805 to 1812 during Nguyen Dynasty. It has flown the National flag 24/7/365 since 10-10-1954.

1  Thank G L
Reviewed 10 October 2017

One of the best attractions in Hanoi. Take time to see the entire site. Great picture at night time with the flag illuminated.

1  Thank Joe S
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