Hanoi Flag Tower

Hanoi flag tower built in the early 19th century is one of the few remaining pre-war relics of the area. Today, the flag of Hanoi remains the symbol of the military history of the city.

Hanoi Flag Tower from above

How Hanoi Flag Tower is unique?

On the roof of the Hanoi flagpole, the national flag is still flying every day since 1986. The flag is an important symbol for national unity and the presence of Vietnam in the world economy. Walk down the stairs leading up to the flagpole to admire the military museum and Lenin Park below. Then visit the museum nearby to learn more about the military history of Vietnam.

Go through the remaining buildings of the Thang Long Imperial Citadel. Where visitors will come to the Hanoi Flag Tower. Built from 1805 to 1812 as an observatory, the flagpole was one of the rare buildings in Hanoi that survived the war against the French and the American.

Hanoi Flag Tower

At the top of the tower is 33 m high, visitors will see the yellow star on the red background of the national flag of Vietnam fluttering in the wind. The flag is 24 square meters and will be replaced every two to three weeks.

Enter inside the flagpole and walk up the stone stairs. Visitors can stop at multiple points on the way up to look out for 36 flowered flower windows along the thickly curved walls. There are three separate observation decks. But the observation deck on the top floor is the best viewing spot. From the eight windows that open in different directions, visitors can see the tanks and helicopters of the military museum or watch the people wander around the gardens and green grasslands of Lenin Park.

The old plane on Hanoi Flag Tower

See also: tours around Hanoi

As part of the Military History Museum next door, the Hanoi Flagpole is located on Dien Bien Phu Street in central Hanoi. The museum is open daily except Mondays and Fridays and has a negligible entry fee. After visiting the flagpole, visitors do not forget to explore the museum. Museum fighter aircraft, US F-111s and French aircraft were shot down in Dien Bien Phu. With the unique above that the reason why Hanoi Flag Tower is one of the most interesting places in Hanoi.

Hanoi Flag Tower Notes

  • Opening hours 08:00 AM - 05:00 PM
  • Best time to visit at 09:00 AM
  • Should leave before: 09:30 AM
  • It's Good for travellers First-time visit

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