"FLAG TOWER & you can visit the Army Museum" Hanoi Off The Beaten Path Tip by balhannah

Hanoi Off The Beaten Path: 158 reviews and 301 photos

by balhannah

This Flag Tower was built in 1812, and was used by French troops as an observation tower and communication stations.
It was built on the southern end of the citadel, much of which was destroyed towards the end of the 19th century.

It has three platforms and a tower. You can walk inside and get some views over the city and the Army Museum's courtyard with its display of war vehicles.
The tower receives sunlight through 36 flower-shaped and six fan-shaped windows.


* By Cyclo...I went on my city cyclo tour
* Walk.....Using the Ho Hoan Kiem as the starting point, walk west along Hang Khay, which becomes Trang Thi after a while. Then you reach a split in the road; the right branch is Dien Bien Phu Street. Take that street, crossing the railway track and continuing on until you see the Army Museum on your right, and the triangular park with the statue of Lenin on your left. Cot Co Flag Tower is just behind the Army Museum.

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  • Written Sep 23, 2009
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