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Hanoi Old Citadel - Northern Gate, Hanoi

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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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  • After a brisk walk arrived at the citadel, bought ticket: 30,000 dong. The buildings are fairly preserved to the climate leaves its marks. Beautiful port and some pretty nice Palace buildings. For me the most interesting thing is the building where the General staff was during the Viet Nam war (American war). Further beautiful bonsai trees and a huge drum and Bell. Very nice to just walk around and the hustle and bustle of the city outside. Beautiful old trees and fruit trees. If you need some rest here then be sure to go back.
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  • Was not directly from the thang thang's North Gate is. Around the perimeter, so to the left of the front gate entrance, turn it on from there. At the entrance of people management, but was free. Installed iron staircase that you can reach on the door, but wasn't as good as it is. Nice try in so I don't know what happens in the thick door was closed and the view from the road. Found the or gate is just how much depth. I hope to go thang you stop.
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  • This is thang's North Gate. Visited the thang guidebooks and tourist free, was here, but just in case, I visited (tickets were soon recovered, it's just passed through the brochure...). By building a massive, reminds me of the years. Alibi in you want to explore the world heritage site! That may be the recommended excursions here, just a.
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