The Flag Tower construction began in 1805 and completed in 1812 (the 11th year of Gia Long ). Unlike many other structures in Hanoi , it was not destroyed during the French administration (1896-1897)
The flag pole has witnessed many historical events of the nation through the centuries. When the revolution succeeded in August 1945 brought the Democratic Republic of Vietnam, the first time, the red flag with yellow star flag flutter flying in the sky.
Flag Tower is composed of three tiers. The first tier is 42.5 m wide and 3.1 m high. The second - 25 m wide and 3.7 m high , has four doors. The words "Nghênh Húc" (English: "To welcome dawn's sunlight") are inscribed on the eastern door; the words "Hướng Minh" ("Directed to the sunlight") - on the southern door; "Hà Quang" ("To reflect light") - on the western door; North door no theme. And the third - 12.8 m wide and 5.1 m high, octagonal floor with 8 the corresponding door The tower is lighted by 36 flower-shaped and 6 fan-shaped windows. The National Flag of Vietnam is on top of the tower.
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