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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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Worth a visit to pay Homage to the Vietnam flag

Its right next to the military museum; and worth a visit. You can walk up the stairs; and get close. I felt it was worth a visit just to play homage to the flag and... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Usman M
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I actually went here for a kindergarten field trip, which really doesn't make very much sense, but it was a very interesting place. It is very interesting to walk around and view the war time relics and there are informative boards that are in English and Vietnamese. My students enjoyed it somewhat, but I wouldn't really recommend it as an... More 

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Thank Fergal R
Bogota, Colombia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Impressive tower mainly due to the historical significance (end of the war between Vietnam and USA). I recommend mostly the night view, when it looks imposing. Plus it's inside the War Museum, which is the complementary visit for the war history.

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Thank GERMAN ALBERTO P
Singapore, null, Singapore
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Part of the Military War Museum. Not so much of a must visit while you're in Hanoi. Could spare a visit if you've got some extra time to kill.

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Columbia, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It is free if you go through the Highland's coffee shop. You can also go through military museum but the guard will show you the museum ticketing booth unless you can speak Vietnamese to clarify your intend. Nice well preserve relic and you can see the Citadel from the second floor

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London
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166 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 130 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Its right next to the military museum; and worth a visit. You can walk up the stairs; and get close. I felt it was worth a visit just to play homage to the flag and country. Worth ticking off as it is in the vicinity of the military museum and Ho Chi memorial.

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Thank Usman M
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11 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A very good tour with lots of aircraft, cannons and military hardware on display. There is also an excellent coffee shop at the entrance to the museum.

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Thank Glenn R
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This location isn't that of an exciting park or even hold much to view but the history behind it is interesting. Worth a view if you have the time.

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Western Australia
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Although I've visited the Army Museum twice, I've never actually explored it until now. Always just a photograph from the grounds of the museum. The Flag Tower is actually quite important historically and is the only complete section left of the ancient, imperial citadel. Apart from it's visual uniqueness, it offers a nice little view of the airplane displays below... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Can't say much. We just went by it and took picture. We had other places to go and did not have much time to investigate more about the Hanoi Flag Tower.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Construction of the Flag Tower began in 1805 and took 7 years to complete and is one of the famous landmarks in Hanoi. The flags are replaced every few weeks and the tower is one of the few remaining structures after the French destroyed most of the citadel.

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