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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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We just wandered past this place and took photos but think it is worth including on your city tour or walk around

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 26 December 2015
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BSB Brunei
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2015

Useful to get your sense of direction when walking around the area. Nothing special. The museum closes during the lunch break so time your visit carefully.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 December 2015

We just wandered past this place and took photos but think it is worth including on your city tour or walk around

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 December 2015

We came here expecting more but it's just a flag tower with an outdoor museum of a few planes and helicopters around it. It makes for some interesting photos but not much more. Check the hours as we arrived mid day and it was closed until 13h00.

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Flagler Beach, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2015

The 'Hanoi Flag Tower' is part of an one time fort located in the grounds of the Vietnam Military History Museum in Hanoi.

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Hanoi, Vietnam
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2015

As an American, this was definitely a place to see while in Hanoi. It was interesting to experience the Vietnamese version of things

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Pune, India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2015

Mostly stories of Vietnam War with pictures and illustrations of war machines. Not that well maintained.

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Thank Sir_Gaurav
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2015

Once a historical landmark that was attached to Hanoi's rise to freedom and independence, the site is now part of a major tourist attraction. Located inside the premise of the Museum of Military History, the Flag Tower is one of the interesting visiting places in Hanoi. History lessons aside, not only tourists but also Hanoians love to come here and... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2015

It's a part of the Army Museum in Hanoi, nearby Ho Chi Minh Complex and just a less-than-30' walking from the Westlake. You are no longer allowed to climb up the top of the Flags Tower but from the highest stage of it, you still can capture a great view of Hanoi

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2015

The tower is part of the Military History Museum which gives a good background to the struggle for independence from both the French and Americans. Good place to take pictures

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Detroit, Michigan
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2015

A few aircraft and helicopters on display. The most interesting part I found was a display on how the Vietnamese dug tunnels to hide from the Americans. The tunnels were very elaborate.

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