Holidays in Flag Tower of Hanoi

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Flag Tower of Hanoi which includes heritage architecture and heritage elements

This early 19th-century tower is one of the region’s only remaining pre-war landmarks. It remains a symbol of Hanoi’s military history.

Gaze up to the top of Flag Tower where the national colors have been flying every day since 1986. The flag is an important symbol of the unification of Vietnam and its participation in the global economy. Climb the stairs to the top and enjoy views over the war museum and idyllic Lenin Park below before visiting the nearby museum to learn more about Vietnam’s military past.

Make your way through the buildings that remain of the Thang Long Citadel to the base of Flag Tower. Built between 1805 and 1812 as a lookout point, the tower is one of the only buildings in Hanoi to have survived both the French and American conflicts.

At the top of the 108-foot (33-meter) tower, spot the yellow star on a field of red of the Vietnamese flag swaying gently in the breeze. The flag itself measures 258 square feet (24 square meters) and is replaced every 2 to 3 weeks.

Head inside the tower and up the winding stone staircase. Stop at various points on your way to peer out of the 36 flower-shaped windows that are dotted along the thick, curved walls. There are three separate platforms but the best views can be enjoyed from the observatory on the upper level. From eight windows facing all directions, view the tanks and helicopters of the war museum or watch people strolling around the gardens and fields of nearby Lenin Park.

Flag Tower is on Dien Bien Phu Street in the center of Hanoi and is a part of the adjacent Military History Museum. The museum is open every day except Mondays and Fridays and there is a small entry fee. Once you have visited the tower, be sure to investigate the museum. Particular highlights are a Soviet jet fighter, a US F-111 plane and the remains of a French aircraft that was shot down at Dien Bien Phu.

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Aira Boutique Hanoi Hotel & Spa
Aira Boutique Hanoi Hotel & Spa
4.5 out of 5
38A Tran Phu St., Ba Dinh Dist, Hanoi
The price is AU$39 per night from 21 Dec. to 21 Dec.
This family-friendly Hanoi hotel is located near the airport, within a 5-minute walk of Train Street, Lenin Park and Flag Tower of Hanoi. Imperial Citadel of ...
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InterContinental Hanoi Westlake, an IHG Hotel
InterContinental Hanoi Westlake, an IHG Hotel
5 out of 5
5 Tu Hoa, Hanoi
The price is AU$155 per night from 14 Dec. to 14 Dec.
Located in Quảng An, this luxury hotel is 0.5 mi (0.9 km) from Syrena Shopping Center and within 3 miles (5 km) of Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum and Imperial Citadel ...
4.4/5 Wonderful! (998 reviews)
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InterContinental Hanoi Westlake, an IHG Hotel
Rose Garden Residence
Rose Garden Residence
3.5 out of 5
170 pho Ngoc Khanh, phuong Giang Vo, Hanoi, Vietnam
Fully refundable
The price is AU$77 per night from 1 Jan. to 1 Jan.
Located in Ba Dinh, this aparthotel is within 2 miles (3 km) of US Embassy, Ho Chi Minh Museum and Temple of Literature. Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum and Imperial Citadel ...
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Reviewed on 2 Nov. 2021

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La Batisse Kim Ma Hotel
La Batisse Kim Ma Hotel
3 out of 5
No.5, Alley143 Kim Ma, Ba Dinh, Hanoi
The price is AU$37 per night from 8 Dec. to 8 Dec.
La Batisse Kim Ma Hotel
Aira Boutique Hanoi Hotel & Spa
Aira Boutique Hanoi Hotel & Spa
4.5 out of 5
38A Tran Phu St., Ba Dinh Dist, Hanoi
The price is AU$39 per night from 21 Dec. to 21 Dec.
Aira Boutique Hanoi Hotel & Spa
InterContinental Hanoi Westlake, an IHG Hotel
InterContinental Hanoi Westlake, an IHG Hotel
5 out of 5
5 Tu Hoa, Hanoi
The price is AU$155 per night from 14 Dec. to 14 Dec.
InterContinental Hanoi Westlake, an IHG Hotel
Rose Garden Residence
Rose Garden Residence
3.5 out of 5
170 pho Ngoc Khanh, phuong Giang Vo, Hanoi, Vietnam
The price is AU$77 per night from 1 Jan. to 1 Jan.
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Solaria Hotel
Solaria Hotel
4 out of 5
22 Bao Khanh Street, Hoan Kiem, Hanoi
The price is AU$105 per night from 7 Jan. to 7 Jan.
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Splendid Star Grand Hotel & Spa
Splendid Star Grand Hotel & Spa
3.5 out of 5
No. 14 Tho Xuong Lane, Au Trieu str, Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi
Splendid Star Grand Hotel & Spa
La Sinfonía del Rey Hotel & Spa
La Sinfonía del Rey Hotel & Spa
4 out of 5
33-35 Hang Dau, Hoan Kiem, Hanoi, Ha Noi
The price is AU$87 per night from 12 Dec. to 12 Dec.
La Sinfonía del Rey Hotel & Spa
Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi
Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi
5 out of 5
15 Ngo Quyen Street, Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi
The price is AU$181 per night from 8 Dec. to 8 Dec.
Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi
Bi Ecosuites Hanoi
Bi Ecosuites Hanoi
3.5 out of 5
The price is AU$55 per night from 19 Dec. to 19 Dec.
Bi Ecosuites Hanoi
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