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Flag Tower of Hanoi

Tuesday - 27/11/2018 03:33
Being one of the few intact post-war buildings, Hanoi now seems to be the historical symbol of the indomitable and brave people of the capital during the war against the colonialists. . Hanoi Column is the attraction of many visitors each year.
GENERAL INTRODUCTION
"Hanoi flag tower" is also known as a radio (period: flag, radio: high house to see far, wide view), located on Dien Bien Phu street, Ba Dinh district, Hanoi , was built in 1812, under the reign of Gia Long Nguyen Dynasty on the southern land of the Thang Long Imperial Citadel. 
"Hanoi Flag Tower" is one of the few architectural works in the area of ​​Hanoi to escape the destruction by the French colonial government in 1894-1897. 
On October 10, 1954, for the first time, the red flag of the yellow star - the national flag flying on top of the "Hanoi flag tower". 
"Hanoi flag tower" is recognized as historic in 1989. 
HANOI COLLEGE - ONE DAY HISTORY
On October 10, 1954, Hanoi celebrated its big day, the victory day, the capital of Hanoi completely liberated. Both Hanoi to the "Hanoi flag tower" waiting for the historic moment: the national flag raising ceremony on the "Hanoi flag tower". 
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At exactly 15 o'clock, on October 10, 1954, the city hall whistle rose for a long time. The army sent the national Anthem under the control of Comrade Dinh Ngoc Lien, the national flag was pulled up slowly in the military rhythm. For the first time, the red flag of the yellow star - the national flag flying on top of "Hanoi flag tower". 
From the date of construction to date, the "Hanoi flag tower" is almost two hundred years old. When the Democratic Republic of Vietnam was born, the image of the "Hanoi Flag Tower" was printed solemnly on the first issue of the State Bank of Vietnam. 
Over the last half century, mounted on the top of the "Hanoi flag tower" is the five-pointed red star flag flying over the skyline of the capital Thang Long-Hanoi thousand years of culture, forever the glorious symbol , is the pride of the nation, the country of independence and freedom Vietnam. 
HISTORIC ARCHITECTURE OF THE HANOI FESTIVAL
The Nguyen Dynasty flag tower is also a watchtower, as it follows the north-south axis, which is only about 300 meters from Doan Men. It is 500 meters from the Thien Thien Gate and near the North Gate. 1,000m. From the top of the tower you can observe a large area in and out of the citadel. 
Overall look The flagpole of prismatic pillars stacked together, high up from the bottom to the top. The balance has created straight lines, strong, steady. 
Standing at the bottom of the flagpole, though feeling the height of the flagpole, but without feeling heavy, on the contrary, its appearance is harmonious, barren between the three levels, the column and the watchtower. 
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At each level, walls are decorated with various patterns, though simple, but creates soft lines and beauty for each level. 
The whole flag pole is 33m higher. The height of the flag was 41m, including three platforms and one column. The stratum at the top of the pyramid, small, overlapping, around the brick wall. 
- The first floor is 42.5m in each direction, 3m high, with 2 bricks leading up. 
- The second floor 27m each, 3.7m high with 4 doors. 
- The third floor at 13m, 5m high; There are also four east, west, south and north doors. Except for the north door, the other doors have their own names.
East door on the two words "welcome" (welcome sunshine tomorrow), West door with "light" (reflective light), South door with "Direction" (direction of light). 
At the north gate, there are two stairs to the right and left terraces, each with 14 steps, with iron handrails. The terrace is surrounded by a wooden balustrade along with a floral wall that carries hexagonal shapes in the middle, which are interlocking with spider webs.
- The eight-sided cylindrical flagpost, tapered upwards, 18.2m high, each side is about 2m high. In the staircase there is a 54 staircase to build a spiral up to the top. The whole is illuminated by 39 aperture and 6 fan holes. These holes are placed along the sides, each face has 4 to 5 holes. Thanks to the vents around the column, natural light and air are always available. 
- The top of the flagpole (triangle) is made up of an octagonal, 3.3m high, with eight windows corresponding to eight faces, which can be enough for 5-6 observers. In the middle of the floor is a round pillar, 0.4m in diameter, high up to the top of the staircase, which is the place to hang the flag (8m high). 
- The roof is like a cone, the roof of the roof is made of reinforced concrete, tile roof and between the top of the roof with a poles and pulleys to hang the flag.
THESE LOCATIONS AROUND flagpole delicious HANOI
 
orange juice
 
Food Street lane ban 
  • Ozone Cafe: 21B Dien Bien Phu
  • Food Street - Dien Bien Phu: 8A Dien Bien Phu
  • Ashima - Dien Bien Phu hotpot: 21 Dien Bien Phu
  • Bun Dien - Dien Bien Phu: 22 Dien Bien Phu
  • Lisse Coffee: 7 Dien Bien Phu
  • Alpo - Restaurant & Lounge: 1 Dien Bien Phu (2 Nguyen Thai Hoc)
AFTER THE HANOI COLLEGE WHAT CAN YOU DO? 
(photo of Thang Long)
  • Thang Long Royal Citadel (No. 19C Hoang Dieu, Quan Thanh, Ba Dinh): 600m from Hanoi Flag Tower
  • Museum of Military History of Vietnam, 28A Dien Bien Phu, Dien Ban, Ba Dinh: 4m from Hanoi Flag Tower
  • Le Phan Park (Tran Phu, 35 Tran Phu, Dien Ban, Ba Dinh): 260m from Hanoi Flag Tower
  • Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum (2 Hung Vuong, Dien Ban, Ba Dinh): 900 meters from Hanoi Flag Tower
  • One Pillar Pagoda, Ba Dinh: 900m from Hanoi Flag Tower

Source: travel360.vn

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