The flag tower is considered a symbol of Hanoi, a can’t miss destination for visitors to Vietnam’s capital city.

Hanoi Flag Tower,Hanoi travel
Situated in the southern part of the Thang Long Citadel, Hanoi Flag Tower was built in 1805 and completed in 1812 during the reign of King Gia Long of the Nguyen Dynasty (1802-1945). (Photo: VNP/VNA)
Hanoi Flag Tower,Hanoi travel
Over half a century, the red flag with the yellow star never stops flying on the top of Hanoi Flag Tower as an immortal symbol of glory and pride of the nation. Hanoi Flag Tower is now the most intact and monumental work in the complex of the Thang Long Imperial Citadel and recognised as a historical relic in 1989. (Photo: VNP/VNA)
Hanoi Flag Tower,Hanoi travel
The path to the top of the tower is a tunnel built of stone and brick. (Photo: VNP/VNA)
Hanoi Flag Tower,Hanoi travel
Cannons dating back to the Nguyen Dynasty (19th century) are placed at the foot of the tower. (Photo: VNP/VNA)
Hanoi Flag Tower,Hanoi travel
Wreckage of an aircraft used by the US during the anti-America resistance war is on display at the Vietnam Military History Museum. (Photo: VNP/VNA)
 
Hanoi Flag Tower,Hanoi travel
At the foot of the tower is an outdoor aircraft display area. (Photo: VNP/VNA)
Hanoi Flag Tower,Hanoi travel
An aerial view of the Military History Museum from the tower. (Photo: VNP/VNA)
Hanoi Flag Tower,Hanoi travel
Located in the centre of the city, Hanoi Flag Tower is a historic attraction that tourists to Hanoi should not miss. (Photo: VNP/VNA)

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Discover Hanoi Flag Tower

Discover Hanoi Flag Tower

The Hanoi Flag Tower remains undamaged and the most imposing structure in the entire Thang Long Imperial Vestige.  

Hanoi Flag Tower – the most intact architecture in Thang Long Imperial Citadel

Hanoi Flag Tower – the most intact architecture in Thang Long Imperial Citadel

The Hanoi Flag Tower remains undamaged and the most imposing structure in the entire Thang Long Imperial Vestige.