The flag

The flag

[ Jan.2015 ] The highlight of Hue’s sightseeing is probably the Imperial City.

In front of that stands Flag Tower.

It is 37 metres high, which is the highest in Vietnam.

The Vietnamese flag is red with yellow star in the centre.

But in the towns we saw many flags with a hammer and a sickle, which reminded me of the flag of Soviet Union.

Apparently this is the flag of Communist Party of Vietnam.

Vietnam is a socialist country.

“But our economy is capitalism.

So there are rich people and poor people” said our first guide, Mr.


I remember him continuing “The richest ones are police.

Their salaries are cheap, but they take a lot of bribes”.