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Hanoi Old Citadel - Northern Gate, Hanoi

Categories: Landmarks, Tourist Spots
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3.4/5 based on 190+ reviews on the web
Climb to the top of Hanoi Old Citadel - Northern Gate to get a better look at buildings and gardens of the ancient imperial residence, today listed as a World Heritage Site. French colonial forces destroyed most of the ancient citadel, which dates back to the beginning of the 11th century, but you can still see plenty of memorable buildings today. Look for the “Viva la France” inscription carved on the bricks inside the gate, and keep an eye out for holes made by fire from French cannons. Visit the gate on your way to the citadel, since you won’t be able to access it once you’re inside. See Hanoi Old Citadel - Northern Gate and all Hanoi has to offer by arranging your trip with our Hanoi vacation planner.
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  • The gate itself is worth seeing and good for photographers. There are often bonsai trees on display on the grounds leading to the gate, which are also very nice! Once you're on the other side of the g...  read more »
  • it is located nest to the citadel thanh Lung. the structure at the entrance is very old and beautiful. Inside there is nothing much to see or admire. you need to pay 30k dong to enter. not worth the p...  read more »
  • fun, vibrant, busy. A must see with great atmosphere. Really cool eateries in the area. safe friendly people 
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