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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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This is part of the Army Museum, and is worth viewing as you get quite good views from the lower tiers. Included with the ticket price in the museum.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
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Crewe, United Kingdom
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Crewe, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is part of the Army Museum, and is worth viewing as you get quite good views from the lower tiers. Included with the ticket price in the museum.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

it's just a part of park where is citadel. We was not on impressed of this place. But in front of tower is nice caffe to take a brake for coffee and rest.

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Thank wciekawychmiejscach
Khok Kloi, Phangnga, Thailand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Found this place interesting and enjoyable. Not as spectacular as the Military museum in Ho Chi Minh City but well worth the visit.

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Thank Pauline O
Kajang, Malaysia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

If doing a circuit of Hanoi sights and sounds on your walking tour with a map, the Flag Tower is easy to locate and you can look in at a few museums along the way as well as grab coffee n snacks. Enjoy Hanoi...

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East Grinstead, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

I found this to be an informative and thought provoking musem. The layout in different time periods was not clear and would benefit from a plan to show the lay out of the buildings. Should be on everyone's itinerary when in Hanoi

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Thank DaveLeg
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

it is located opposite the HO Chi Minh Mosselum. you need to pay an extrance fees. it is like the war remnants museum of saigon. at the back you will see all the old russian war planes used during the war. As for the red flag tower i believe you are not allowed to enter to go up. some of... More 

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Polson, Montana
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016

If you're in the Military museum you might as well go into the tower. It has an interesting history and is surrounded by interesting military things from Vietnamese history.

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Thank lordticklish
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

Walked by the previous day when it was closed then returned next day. It is very unlikely that the actual tower will be open as informed by the guides that this is rarely open to tourists but you may be able to pay one of the officials to take you up, otherwise you will only be able to climb the... More 

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Thank Daytonna
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016

meaningful place to visit actually this tower is belong to the war history museum. so if you get a ticket of the museum, you can look around here. some area was limited to see. but it was good to look over the area.

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Thank jihye k
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016

Best military hardware rusting in a museum in Vietnam. Check out the T54 guarding the door with a T34/85 covering the back.

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