Hanoi flagpole with nearly 200 years old is famous as one of the symbols of Hanoi. Construction started in 1805 and completed in 1812, the 11th Gia Long era, the Nguyen Dynasty, 5 years after the construction of the Flagpole in Hue.
Location & History
From 1894 to 1897, the French colonialists destroyed most of the constructions in the Imperial Citadel of Thang Long, and the Flagpole is one of the rare architectural works that has survived to this day. Moreover, the image of the Flagpole has been associated with many notable historical events; for example, the Vietnamese flag flew atop the Flagpole for the first time in 1945, after the success of the August Revolution, and October 10, 1954 – the capital day; The flagpole image is printed on the first banknote issued by the Bank of Vietnam.
Photo: pinterest.comSince 1986, there has always been a national flag (24m2) flying atop the Hanoi Flagpole. On average, a flag is only used for two to three weeks, so in a year, about 20 flags alternately fly in the sky of Hanoi.
Located on Dien Bien Phu street, right in the city center, Hanoi Flag Tower is a historical attraction that visitors arriving in Hanoi should visit once.
Hanoi flagpole has a height of 33m with three foundations and an octagonal tower, 41m high including the flagpole. With the original purpose of construction is the observatory; The Hanoi flagpole offers a spectacular view to observers when standing on it. The top of the tower is an octagonal room with eight windows corresponding to eight directions, enough room for six people to stand inside. “Hell Go” means “Welcoming the dawn”, “Returning” means “Reflecting light”, “Huang Minh” means “Direct light” are engraved alternately on the East and West doors. and South of the tower. At the north door, there are two stairs on the left and right hand side.
Location: Hanoi flagpole
Best for: Family, Couples, Alone
Admission: 10,000 yen
Hours: 8:30am – 4:30pm
Distance to city center: 0.8km (0.5 mi)