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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...more
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Vietnam Military History Museum, Hanoi, Vietnam
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Reviewed 7 February 2019

Part of the citadel that surrounded the old town, (built in the early 1800’s) used as an observation post during the reign of the Nguyen Dynasty, (Hue was there capitol, a must visit if you love history), survived the french occupation, now part of the...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank JnVSydney
Reviewed 14 December 2018

Built in the early 1800s before the French invasion and fortunately still standing. It was created as a watchtower. There is not a lot to see but is worth a look if you are going to the War Museum

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank gordonj258
Reviewed 3 November 2018 via mobile

The flag tower and small war museum makes for an place of interest. Your able to get up onto the base to catch some views of the surrounding area. There’s a number of US captured aircraft to wander round. Also a film runs on a...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 14 October 2018

Good to see to check the box when you’re at the military museum as it’s on the same site. Not something for those with knee problems to climb, nor is it safe for small children as the steps to the upper portions, which aren’t high,...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Traveler O
Reviewed 5 October 2018

A must visit to see when in Hanoi. Impressive and pretty. I have been here before and with small kids, we just did look at the outside. Twice

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Calle K
Reviewed 16 September 2018 via mobile

The flag tower was interesting to see as it is almost 2000 years old. It is in the Military museum which had a lot of information about the Vietnam war. I found that was very interesting.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank davidwX9020YB
Reviewed 14 September 2018

This landmark flag tower can be viewed from the road or Lenin Square with access from the Military History Museum. The Vietnam flag is flown from this tower.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank nellielim
Reviewed 26 August 2018

You access the tower via the military museum,the building the tower sits on is quite impressive,the tower itself is not that tall and then it has a flag pole and flag on top,worth a look if you are visiting the museum but would not recommend...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank scubacol11
Reviewed 22 June 2018

Readers will have moticed my admiration for my parttime living place, Hue and its many treasures. But to be honest this flagtower surpasses the one in Hue. It is centered near the fomer imperial citadel of hanoi and is a landmark not to be confused.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Peter V
Reviewed 7 April 2018 via mobile

If you want to see some very old Vietnamese architecture and relics it’s an interesting place to visit.

Date of experience: April 2018
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