It is just across from the Meridian Gate of the Imperial City of Hue, 33 meters tall. There are three floors. It was the most important landmark in the gate of the Nguyen Dynasty, but now it has only historical function, and the flag stand has been moved to Hanoi.
The Grand Flag Tower of the Imperial City, one of the scenic spots in Hue, Vietnam, is near the Imperial City. There are three floors with a Vietnamese flag on the top. It used to be the place where the Nguyen Dynasty celebrated. It can be used as an observation deck. The view at night is also good, the lighting is amazing
There are lots of interesting sites around the citadel, where the big Vietnamese flag tower is based. The entire Hue is rich in culture and ancient buildings. The citadel city is alive during the day and during the night, where one finds lots of restaurants, fruit markets and rickshaw drivers. The entry to the citadel is free, however, the fees are chargeable to the historic sites where you'll learn about the Royal family that use to live here. You may want to rent a bicycle to ride around the town, to take few photos of many pagodas, or while admiring many green landscapes and parks around the city. Hue is fairly green, with lots of parks where you can walk or even view the big river which flows through the middle of the town. I would also recommend shopping at the local street markets, as there areany of them around and where one can purchase many local fruits or fresh coconut. Not to far from Hue is a hot spring, while you can also take a ride or a taxi to the beach.