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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. Plan my Hanoi trip by asking Inpirock to come up with tips and suggestions.
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  • October 5, 2017
    Its a nice mix of visiting the war museum seeing all the damage done by war . I believe its interesting enough for a short visit and dont forget to go arround the corner when you think youve see it al...  more »
  • October 1, 2017
    Adjacent to the military museum and almost on the grounds of same. The tower stands over the museum. Below are the exhibits and display of equipment and war materials used by the Vietnamese in there p...  more »
  • October 1, 2017
    In itself here. While you're on the sidewalk along the flag tower runs he is best seen.
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  • May 23, 2017
    Visited in 2011. Interesting artefacts / military hardware / war remnants. Worth climbing the (19th century?) flag tower on a clear day for a decent view of Hanoi.
  • March 9, 2017
    Great war memorial. Not clear if you need to pay to get in.
  • March 4, 2017
    Well worth a 1 to 2 hour visit to know more about history of Vietnam and have some great photography opportunities
  • May 15, 2017
    worth checking out
  • March 14, 2017
    old and ancient! One of the most beautiful historical places in Hanoi!

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