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 trip planning tool .
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  • Reminder, the Citadel is closed on Mondays. Other days the gates are open. I had to return on Tuesday to visit the Citadel.  more »
  • When visiting the Citadel, naturally view the most powerful gates of the Citadel. Blows of history and power! Inside there is nothing but archaeological excavations.
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  • The yellow Cathedral is in the vicinity. Forgotten old Citadel North Gate. Old Citadel as a top to go to the South rather than the North door til. This is the distance (in Phan Dinh Phung) North door, walk the walk, too.
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