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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
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.
Nothing to exciting about this Flag Tower. In fact it's probably viewed better from the road by Lenin Park or the upper level of the war museum.
The Flag Tower is accessed via the Military War Museum - your entry ticket is good for both....More
Its a big tower with a Vietnam flag at the top. You can see it from a good distance away. I went and saw / experienced it. It wasn't over the top and shouldn't be seen if you have a very limited time in Hanoi....More
It is one of the symbols of the city and part of Hanoi Citadel. Its height is 33.4 metres and 41 metres with the flag. The tower is lighted by 36 flower shaped and 6 fan shaped windows. It is on top of the tower.
This tower does an amazing job of being a tower and holding up a flag. Really tremendous.
You're not thinking about making a trip just to see the tower, I assume? You'll probably pass it by while going to some of the other museums. It's...More
I think when I went access to the top was closed. But I was still able to proceed to the third level (or the highest platform). All in all, not too much to see. It's not particularly tall or large or aesthetically pleasing. It was...More