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Hanoi Flag Tower, Hanoi

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A prominent 19th-century landmark, Hanoi Flag Tower stands as the most recognizable feature of the city's World Heritage Site, the Hanoi Citadel. King Gia oversaw the building of this tower between 1805 and 1812. It is an iconic attraction because it is one of the only structures in the city that wasn't destroyed in the late 19th-century French invasion. The flag at the top of this attraction stands at 41 m (134 ft) high. When you visit the site, you can climb stairs to the top of the tower and take in views of the city. To visit Hanoi Flag Tower and other attractions in Hanoi, use our Hanoi itinerary builder.
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  • We paid the admission price to climb up the tower and look around and at Vietnamese prices, it was worth it. The museum and the old tanks and planes are slightly interesting (probably more to some tha...  more »
  • It is estimated that 1 out of 6 Vietnamese people are employed by the defence ministry or in some kind of army/police/security forces. In this context, it is clear that every monument and every museum...  more »
  • The tower is visible from afar, therefore a landmark in the city. It can be accessed from the grounds of the military museum, however, only the two terraces at the foot of the tower are accessible, the tower itself can not be climbed.
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  • One of most beautiful places in Hanoi, located in the old Thang Long citadel
  • Hard to miss in the area here.
  • Remnants of the southern wall of the old Hanoi Citadel. Great photo opportunity here.
  • You have to claim to the tower to see the city :). Nice view.