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Interesting

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

Reviewed 7 April 2018
A TripAdvisor Member
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If you like military history, do it

We had coffee next door and stopped by to see the tower and the military planes and weapons. If... read more

Reviewed 29 March 2018
KB C
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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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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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.

Thank Peter V
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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.

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Reviewed 2 April 2018 via mobile

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

Thank Nigel G
Reviewed 2 April 2018

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

Thank EricKClark
Reviewed 29 March 2018 via mobile

We had coffee next door and stopped by to see the tower and the military planes and weapons. If you are into war history you should go.

Thank KB C
Reviewed 9 February 2018

Part of the surviving portion of the former Thang Long Citadel. Overlooking Lenin Square (across the street), the Flag Tower can be accessed via the neighbouring Vietnam Military History Museum.

Thank hokenyu
Reviewed 5 February 2018

Stumbled on this museum while having a coffee next door, great place to spend a few hours looking at the history and left over war vehicles.

Thank susiestevo
Reviewed 4 February 2018

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.

1  Thank Mehul_Kirit_Shah
Reviewed 3 February 2018

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

Thank theunseencolors
Reviewed 24 January 2018

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

Thank Ernest W
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