Hanoi’s Cot Co Flag Tower is approximately 33.4 meters tall and from the top, it offers a great view of Hanoi and what is left of the Hanoi Citadel.
The Cot Co (Flag Tower) is part of the Hanoi Citadel (plus the Vietnam Military History Museum) and its one of the symbols of Hanoi. It was built in 1812 as a later addition to the Hanoi Citadel, which was built by Emperor Gia Long with help from French engineers in 1805. The Cot Co … Read more
This photograph is on display at the Hoa Lo Prison (Hanoi Hilton) in the exhibits section and shows those who were executed in the Ha Thanh or Hanoi Citadel (Vietnamese:Hà Thành đầu độc) poisoning plot which occurred in 1908 when a group of Vietnamese tirailleurs attempted to poison the entire French colonial army’s garrison in … Read more