Trip Planner:   Asia  /  Vietnam  /  Hanoi  /  Hanoi Flag Tower

Hanoi Flag Tower, Hanoi

#8 of 54 in Museums in Hanoi
Military Museum · Hidden Gem · Historic Walking Area
A prominent 19th-century landmark, Hanoi Flag Tower stands as the most recognizable feature of the city's World Heritage Site, the Hanoi Citadel. King Gia oversaw the building of this tower between 1805 and 1812. It is an iconic attraction because it is one of the only structures in the city that wasn't destroyed in the late 19th-century French invasion. The flag at the top of this attraction stands at 41 m (134 ft) high. When you visit the site, you can climb stairs to the top of the tower and take in views of the city. Before you visit Hanoi, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.
Create an itinerary including Hanoi Flag Tower
© OpenMapTiles © OpenStreetMap contributors

Hanoi Flag Tower reviews

Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor traveler rating
TripAdvisor traveler rating 4.0
508 reviews
  • We went here to look a the flag tower and didn’t realise there was a whole museum attached but we were pleasantly surprised. There are so many exhibits to look at including a few fighter jets and a...  more »
  • When visiting the Military Museum, you can also go part the way up this tower and get a view of the surrounding city and an areal view of the museum's exhibits. Doesn't cost anything.  more »
  • This is a site with lots and lots of history about this wonderful country called Vietnam. Be prepared to spend 2 hours at a minimum. Wet Kids friendly and lots to see. There is a nominal entry fee but it’s all worth it. Don’t miss.
  • Symbol of the city hanoi. There is not too much in side you can see just walking away from the sidewalk. You can climb up and visit military museum if you like and if you have too much time. It's located in middle of the museums and tourist attractions spots.

Plan your trip to Hanoi

  • Get a personalized trip
    A complete day by day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it
    Refine your trip. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it
    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it
    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.