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Part of the Vietnam Military History Museum, Flag tower is one of the iconic architecture works of Vietnam built in the shape of cylinder blocks stacked with each other becoming smaller towards the top, with elegant vertical contours. The simple yet unique patterns of the tower attract tourists from all over. The top of the 33m tower offers breathtaking views.

Flag Tower is one of the most iconic monuments in Hanoi. Built in 1812, this 33.4 meters high tower acted as an observation post to the Hanoi Citadel during the rule of Nguyen Dynasty. The architecture of this tower is splendid, consisting of three platforms and a pyramid-shaped tower. At the top is an eight-sided room, with eight windows in all eight directions, providing picturesque views of the whole city. There are inscriptions bearing beautiful words like, "Welcome dawn's sunlight", "Reflecting the light", and "Direct to the light" on the eastern, western and southern door of the tower respectively. Two staircases are located at the northern door, one at each side.

Eight-Sided Room on Top of Hanoi Flag Tower
The Top of the Flag Tower of Hanoi has an Eight-Sided Room, Providing Amazong Panoramic Views of the City (Source)

The flag tower of Hanoi has witnessed a number of historical events including Vietnam's struggle for independence. It was, in 1945, that the Vietnamese National flag was first flown on the top of this famous tower. Since 1986, the Vietnamese national flag can always be seen flying on top of the flag tower. It will definitely invoke deep feelings towards Vietnam's independence, and the beautiful architecture makes it a must visit.

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The Flag Tower of Hanoi is Located Inside the Vietnam Military History Museum on Dien Bien Phu Street in Hanoi (Source)

Flag Tower is located inside the Vietnam Military History Museum Dien Bien Phu street in the centre of Hanoi. This monument is easily accessible from any part of the city. One can hire a taxi and reach here to witness the grandeur of this place.

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The Flag Tower in Hanoi, Vietnam (Source)

Hanoi Flag Tower should definitely be visited on your trip to Hanoi as it is an example of magnificent architecture. The beautiful edifice juxtaposed with the bright Vietnamese flag flying in the air looks absolutely mesmerizing and depicts the patriotism of the people of Hanoi.

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The Flag Tower of Hanoi is Located Inside the Vietnam Military History Museum on Dien Bien Phu Street in Hanoi (Source)

Flag Tower is located inside the Vietnam Military History Museum Dien Bien Phu street in the centre of Hanoi. This monument is easily accessible from any part of the city. One can hire a taxi and reach here to witness the grandeur of this place.

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The Flag Tower in Hanoi, Vietnam (Source)

Hanoi Flag Tower should definitely be visited on your trip to Hanoi as it is an example of magnificent architecture. The beautiful edifice juxtaposed with the bright Vietnamese flag flying in the air looks absolutely mesmerizing and depicts the patriotism of the people of Hanoi.

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